Wednesday, July 27, 2011

13th Host Revealed: April Meeker of Second Sister Designs!

Congratulations to our winner from yesterday's post. Soon this crafter will be checking out why the new Cricut E2 machine is one of the hottest crafting electronic cutters out there. 

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Please contact us by email, put "7/26 Cricut E2 Winner" in the subject line and send us your shipping information. 
You must claim your price by Friday, July 29th and the prize will not be shipped until the end of the promotion (8/5). 



We are thrilled to introduce to you an amazing lady, beautiful artist and great hosts, April Meeker of Second Sister Designs. We first met her at bloggers conference and fell in love with her style and sassy personality.  




Embellish with Secondsister 
Come join Secondsister as she teaches how to create fabulous handmade jewelry in the latest styles. The show will cover basic techniques and skills for creating the jewelry you love. With a little time and patience you can learn to make your own jewelry and save a lot of money in the process. It's fun and addictive and jewelry is so much more meaningful when it is handmade.


April Meeker lives by the ocean.  But she hasn't been to the beach in over a year because she has two little one-year-old babies (Irish twins) that crawl into the water and find old cigarette butts in the sand to chew on.  She also has a seven-year-old son who tends to wander off on grand boyhood adventures with other strange children. She gets help wrangling this motley crew from a tall guy named Benjamin, who also happens to be the love of her life.

April is the owner/designer behind Secondsister Designs.  She has been making jewelry for almost twenty years and illustrating for the last few years.  She has hoped these ventures would make her rich and famous but instead they have made her happy.

You can read all about the Meeker family shenanigans on Suaviloquy.



GIVEAWAY
To celebrate today's feature of the our newest hosts, we're giving away a Cricut Expression machine from Cricut

Here's how you enter to win:
  • Visit Second Sister's Jewelry Gallery - and tell us which jewelry piece you LOVE (it's hard to pick)!
  • Share with 5 of your friends a link to this blog post - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • Facebook, tweet or blog about My Craft Channel - leave a comment here telling us you did this.
  • BONUS (optional) Entries: If you haven't already, follow My Craft Channel on Facebook or this blog or like Cricut on Facebook[Disclaimer: This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook. By doing any of the bonus steps you are not automatically entered to win, you will not be entered to win a Cricut until you leave a comment here telling us you liked any of these optional steps.]
NOTE - If you are unable to leave a comment on this blog post, please email your comment to info@mycraftchannel.comYour entry will count as if it was posted here.

You have until 11:59pm MST today to enter for this prize. 
We will announce the winner from today's post SATURDAY, JULY 30th 
before we unveil our next host.

466 comments:

  1. I am a die hard! I will keep trying and trying to win. I've been a follower and will continue to tell everybody but sure hope one day it will be me :) iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

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  2. This only gets better and better. Crafters will love this place!

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  3. I have to go with Ranch Hand. It is so simple yet eye-catching. Really a fine piece!

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  4. The Forever Family necklace is pretty. If I were brave I would wear the Gracieux necklace!

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  5. I love the French Linen Cuff!! Very pretty!
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  6. I've shared the giveaway with my friends!
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  7. I've already liked MCC on FB
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  8. I've already liked Cricut on FB
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the forever family necklace!

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  10. I am a follower of MCC, and like MCC on facebook.

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  11. I like the ranch hand bracelet!

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  12. I shared a link to this blog http://ukaminaprisvechah.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love the "I don't do laundry" necklace - fun name. I also love the winterberry earrings!

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  14. I already follow the blog and on FB. I love the ranch hand bracelet.

    Oh, and I shared with my friends. I hope I finally get picked...:)

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  15. Visit Second Sister's Jewelry Gallery - The Forever Family Necklace!

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  16. I really like the Forget Not ring. But like several of the other pieces as well.

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  17. I love the When April comes bib necklace. Such beautiful pieces! Thanks for a chance to win a Cricut!
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

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  18. I follow My Craft Channel. Thanks for a chance to win!
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

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  19. I love the Icy Wreath Necklace - love love love that birdie!!

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  20. I tweeted about this post @gaprhonda

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  21. I am a follower of My Craft Channel blog

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  22. i like cricut on fb
    littlen44atgmaildotcom

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  23. i follow MCC blog
    littlen44atgmaildotcom

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  24. visited Second Sister's Jewelry Gallery - like the Forever Family necklace very much
    littlen44atgmaildotcom

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  25. WOW -- Gorgeous jewelry ! Interesting blog too-- will have to go back and read some more later.

    Patty Williams

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  26. Huntington Garden is the piece of jewelry that I adore though all her creations are beautiful!

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

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  27. I shared with more than 5 friends--have to spread sunshine!

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

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  28. I follow this blog--lucky me!

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

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  29. I like the "farmers wife bracelet" I saw in her shop

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  30. I sent out a tweet about my craft channel with a link

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  31. I liked cricut on facebook

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  32. I liked My craft channel on facebook

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  33. They are all gorgeous, but I LOVE the Huntingdon Garden necklace!

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  34. Shared on FB with all my friends!

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  35. I really like the Morning Wreath Necklace!
    Amy Clayburn
    maclayburn@juno.com

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  36. I LIKE Cricut on Facebook.
    Amy Clayburn
    maclayburn@juno.com

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  37. I like the Elizabeth II earrings.

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  38. All the pieces are really pretty, but I would most likely wear the Ranch Hand bracelets.

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  39. I love the Forget Not Rings.

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  40. I like the Heart of India No. 30 earrings.

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  41. I'm reminding far more than 5 friends about these Cricut giveaways each day!

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  42. I just posted a link to your blog on Facebook.

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  43. I'm a fan of My Craft Channel on Facebook.

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  44. I'm also a fan of Cricut on Facebook, so I hope you pick me today!

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  45. My favorites are the Warm Berries earrings!

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  46. I like the The Orchardist's Wife Bracelet. I shared and FB.

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  47. I love the when April comes piece! Beautiful color combo and it's def the hot trend right now!

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  48. I shared this link with 5 friends and I'm feeling lucky today!

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  49. I follow cricut and mycraft on Facebook!

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  50. April has such unique pieces! My favorites are her Boho Business earrings and her Morning Wreath necklace.

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  51. I like My Craft Channel on Facebook.

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  52. I visited the site as well as the Esty shop and LOVE the Morning Wreath Necklace, simple yet elegant.

    I shard this link with 5 friends
    FB about MCC
    Bonus: I follow MCC and Cricut

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dandelions-and-Dragonflies/133870130024294
    http://dandelionsdragonflies.blogspot.com/

    Jessica F.

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  53. Elizabeth II earrings. classic.

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  54. link shared with five friends

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  55. I love the chance meeting necklace. I own a necklace that she made and I absolutely adore it.

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  56. I love My Blue Heaven earrings.. beautiful jewlery.. LisaMH

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  57. I shared with friends, I posted the link on facebook, I already follow My craft channel and cricut... Thanks for a chance to win each day.. LisaMH

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  58. The forget not Rings are so beautiful!

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  59. I'm following MCC on FB and also via GFC

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  60. This was hard, I liked two pieces a lot and couldn't make up my mind, but I think I am going to have to go with Ranch Hand, simple and beautiful. I have also shared this link with five friends, I have facebooked about My Craft Channel and I also already like MCC on Facebook.

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  61. Visited Secondsister Design gallery and shop and what caught my eye was the Chinese Dowry bracelet.
    Gloria Herrera

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  62. I shared a link to this blog with 5 friends.
    Gloria Herrera

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  63. I follow My Craft Channel.
    Gloria Herrera

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  64. My Blue Heaven earrings, Elizabeth's earrings II, Forever Family, ok, I love them all. I want to come over and play at her house someday!!

    Jodie R

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  65. I just emailed 5 of my friends about the blog!! They are loving the reminders.

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  66. i loved her blog, so i subscribed. love the forever family. actually i loved them all :) thanks for the inspiration

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  67. I can't choose because all of the pieces are so beautiful. I absolutely love the My Blue Heaven piece.

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  68. By far, the Morning Wreath necklace!

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  69. I shared the link with 5 people!!

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  70. I shared the link with 5 people

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  71. Share with 5 of your friends a link to this blog post - DONE!

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  72. I love the forget me not ring.

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  73. I like the Fortune piece. It's lovely. Thank you again for a chance to win.

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  74. follow my craft channel on facebook

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  75. already follow cricut on facebook.

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  76. I love love love the mango tango earrings!! Such amazing pieces!!
    Noelle

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  77. I liked the winter berry ear rings.
    pjballew@gmail.com

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  78. I just visited April's Secondsister blog and left a comment. Also enjoyed her blog welling about being a jewelry designer for My Craft Channel.
    Also shared this blog with 5 more e-mail friends.

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  79. I follow My Craft Channel. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  80. I just posted a link to your blog on Facebook.

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  81. My favorites are the Warm Berries earrings!

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  82. I follow My Craft Channel blog, Cricut blog, everyday Cricut, obsessed with scrapbooking and many other crafter's blogs. I have learned so much from them and love the inspiration!

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  83. That is tough. I really like the colorful Huntington Garden.

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  84. I like My Craft Channel on fb.

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  85. I LOVE her Ruthie Chartruesy! The colors are my fave and I love the soft lovey look of the flowers. Her site is beautiful, not just her jewelry but her family stories are adorable!

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  86. I'm following April on FB too!

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  87. You we're kidding it's hard to choose! I will say, "When April Comes" is one of my favorites. I love pinks.

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  88. I'm a die hard follower of Cricut and all things Provo Craft, like (LOVE) them on FB and am faithfully following My Craft Channel :o)

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  89. My fav is the forever family necklace! My kiddos are Chinese, so this is a perfect fit for me.
    ~Lois Rodgers

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  90. I LOVE the Warm Berries Earings...
    she make beautiful jewelery!!!!
    thank you so much for the chance to win
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  91. OH MY GOOOODNESS--I love me some good jewelry and I'm in LOVE with these pieces! I love that Ranch hands bracelet and the Forget Not ring--LOVE! Thanks for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  92. I am A follower of My Craft Channel on FB...

    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  93. Just tweeted:) https://twitter.com/#!/jb_designs/status/96245969045307392

    Thanks for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  94. I follow Cricut on FB:) Thanks for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  95. I follow My Craft Channel on FB:) Thanks for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  96. I follow this blog! Thanks for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  97. Oh, fun, jewelry........I love Elizabeth's Earrings II. Very pretty vintage earrings.

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  98. I emailed 5 friends and shared the link to this post.

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  99. I follow this blog, and all the needed facebook pages. I dig the mermaid earrings - a lot of very nice stuff. Thanks!

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  100. Posted about April on my FB wall.

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  101. Congratulations. I follow My Craft Channel's Blog. I also like My Craft Channel on Facebook.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  102. I follow My Craft Channel on Facebook

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  103. I LOVE this blog so much. One of my best friends won a Cricut and I am SOOOO excited for her. Thank you for giving her something that she could NEVER afford!! Her name is Pendra!! Anyhow I am a follower! Thanks for the chance.. Terri of Two Pink Peas
    www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
    Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

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  104. I LOVE the Chinese Dowry bracelet! Way to go Secondsister!

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  105. I liked MCC on Facebook! Can't wait!

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  106. I tweeted about this.. you can it here.. https://twitter.com/#!/MyTwoPinkPeas/status/96247730833326080 thanks for another chance!!
    Terri of Two Pink Peas
    www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
    Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

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  107. My favorite was the Forever Family necklace. I follow MCC blog and Liked it on facebook. I also emailed a link to 5 of my crafty friends...

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  108. I posted on FB about the giveaway!

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  109. The piece that I LOVE The most is called When April Comes.. it is SO beautiful!! She is amazing!! Thanks for another chance!!
    Terri of Two Pink Peas
    www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
    Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

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  110. I follow you on facebook too!!! Thanks!
    Terri of Two Pink Peas
    www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
    Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

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  112. I love the Winterberry earrings!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. I already follow MCC and Cricut

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  114. Shared this post on Face Book

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. Shared with my crafty friends on SCS here:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/get-together-f67/mo-%2A-anyone-st-louis-wanna-stamp-t71477-77.html

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. Following My Craft Channel on Facebook

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  117. I liked and I'm following My Craft Channel on Facebook :)

    Nadia Kendall-Diaz

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  118. I emailed 5 of my greatest crafting buddies about your blog and giveaway.
    Terri of Two Pink Peas
    www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
    Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

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  119. So hard to choose my favorite. I think the forever family necklace. Love your designs. nursecb05@yahoo.com

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  120. I'm a fan on facebook and a new fan on the blog. Thanks for the inspiration nursecb05@yahoo.com

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  121. I liked Cricut on Facebook!!
    Thanks for another chance!!
    Terri of Two Pink Peas
    www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
    Terrico3 at ameritech dot net
    www.facebook.com/twopinkpeas

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  122. I love the Elizabeth's Earrings II.

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  123. I "liked" My Craft Channel on facebook.

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  124. I e-mailed five crafty friends about My Craft Channel's blog

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  125. I just tweeted about My Craft Channel ...

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  126. Like the Icy Wreath necklace, love birds so that was an easy choice. I shared with my scrapbooking on yahoo with over 40 members. Great blog ya'll have.

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  127. I love all her pieces and I'm so excited to check out My Craft Channel!

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  128. I just emailed five crafty friends about Craft Channel's blog and giveaway!

    krustin@cox.net

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  129. I love the Forever Family Necklace on Second Sister Designs!

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  130. I facebooked

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  131. I tweeted

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  132. I blogged about My Craft Channel

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  133. I follow My Craft Channel

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  134. I like Cricut

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  135. I follow My Craft Channel on facebook

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  136. I really like APril's Forget Not Rings! totally unique!
    Alecia
    Blogger won't let me post through my account! http://scrapmepink.blogspot.com/

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  137. I told my friends on my forum about your giveaway and hosts, left a link too.

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  138. It is really hard to pick just one... "I don't Do Laundry" is so beautiful and romantic!

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  139. I follow My Craft Channel on facebook

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  140. you were right such an amazing amount of unique jewellery pieces so adorable but my favourite has to be Heart of India No. 44 such a beautiful creation. I have told everyone at my craft class about your site, have e mailed all of my crafting buddies and your post is on my blog http://downrightcrafty.blogspot.com/ - so pleased I joined your site, love seeing all the inspiration and new ideas
    Hugs and thank you for the opportunity
    Kate x

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  141. I follow Cricut on facebook

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  142. Shared this giveaway with more than 5 friends!

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  143. I follow My Craft Channel on FB:

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  144. I really like "i don't do laundry"

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  145. I like the ranch hand bracelet

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  146. I love the "I don't do laundry" and the "icy wreath" necklace is a close second.

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  147. like my craft channel on facebook

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  148. like and follow cricut on facebook

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  149. I liked the "Girl in the Curl" earrings, but all of the jewelry was beautiful!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  150. I'm a follower of the MCC blog!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  151. singerrj at comcast dot netJuly 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    I liked the "girl in the curl" errings!, I have shared this blog with a bunch of my friends and have also added the facebook pages

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  152. I love the Mermaid earrings on the Second Sister's Jewelry Gallery! I follow My Craft Channel and Cricut on Facebook!
    faresa3@hotmail.com

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