Monday, January 01, 2018

2018 Seasons Giving Blog Hop

Welcome to the Season's Givings Blog Hop! This is a meeting of designers, companies, and more that want to give back to thank YOU for your support of US throughout the last year! I love this industry and the generosity that exists among people committed to share their talents through creating art. It's such a privilege to work and play here - some days there's no boundary between the two!





In case you're new to my blog, I'll tell you a little about me. Today is my BIRTHDAY, which is always a fun day to give things away! I adore Winnie the Pooh and collect fun socks. 



I have my own line of stamps, and I'm the Artist in Residence at Splitcoaststampers, among other roles behind the scenes. I love to create, and I love sharing what I learn in the process. 



I have an online store where you'll find prints of my original artwork as well as jewelry and other items. I recently began drawing pet portraits and love pouring my heart and talent into those precious keepsakes. 




I've been blogging here for just over 11 years - you can click HERE to see the highlights of my creative year!




On to the fun stuff! My first prize is this bundle of birthday goodies - a Cover-a-Card birthday background stamp, a birthday word die from Whimsy Stamps, gold leaf outline stamps, sequins, 2 word embossing folders, and a handpainted mini canvas.






Another winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps! And 3 winners will receive a birthday word die.


Leave me some birthday love in the comments for a chance to win!  I'll draw names on Friday 1/5 at 9 pm central time, and announce my winners Saturday morning. Thank you for visiting me today, and Happy New Year to you! Check out the list below for more exciting giveaways!


Thanks for stopping by!

Dina Kowal =========================== you're here!


202 comments:

  1. Happiest of Birthdays, Dina! You are such an accomplished artist and I enjoy seeing your work on the Blog. I especially enjoys your answers to questions at Splitcoast. I have learned so much from your vast experience! May your birthday be spectacular and your year, epic!

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  2. Happy Birthday Dina! What a way to start the new year (every year - LOL)

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  3. Thank you Dina for sharing your wonderful inspiring blog. I love how you are so generous with sharing all your artistic talents. Wishing you a wonderful Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year. Hugs...

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  4. Happy birthday and happy 2018. I love this blog and have followed for quite a few years. I remember looking at a water color you did a tute on and thinking I can do that. well, that's what I though. ha, ha! thanks for participating and have a wonderful year!

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  5. Happy Birthday! It has been a pleasure discovering your work. Thank you for the opportunity to win prizes.

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  6. Hi there. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!! Beautiful designs

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  7. Happy Birthday! I'm looking forward to mine on the 3rd. I peeked at your website. Love your handpainted works!

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  8. Dina, You are such a gifted artist.I can hardly wait for your posts.

    Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  9. Wow!! That’s a great way to share kindness!! Thank you so much everyone for coming together! :) Happy New Year :)
    Wish you a very Happy Birthday :) May all your dreams come true this year :)

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  10. Fabulous card and what a gorgeous portrait of that sweet dog. Wishing you a very happy birthday and many more to come. Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year :)

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  11. Happy New Year! Thank you for inspiring me to create throughout 2017 and here's to more fun in 2018. This year I hope to find more time to create and my resolution is to create at least 10 cards a month.

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  12. It has been amazing watching you expand your talent over the years -- I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in 2018! Happy birthday too :)

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  13. Dina, Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Dina, Happy birthday to you! Wow we share the month of our birthdays, mine is the 24th. As a child I hated my birthday being in January because you could not have the fantastic outdoor activity birthdays like others - mine tended to be taking friends to a Pantomime. You have been so generous with your 'Give-aways' Dina - I hope you get lots of lots of gifts of things you desire and you are treated on your birthday by all your friends and family. I hope I get to live to another year of birthdays together Dina as I am suffering from terminal secondary breast cancer and I did not think I would live to 50 last year but here I am again I am turning 51. So together I will keep in touch through your blog and we will celebrate again together in the beginning of 2019. Happy 2018! :O)

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  14. Dina - Happy Birthday to you. I am so glad to have gotten to know you through SCS and hope to meet you in person one of these days. I am just amazed at your creativity and feel that you are a true artist.

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  15. Happy Birthday to you, Dina!! Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a fantastic year! And Happy New Year to you and yours as well!!

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  16. Happy Birthday Dina. I have enjoyed your artist's work over the time I have been following you. Happy New Year too.

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  17. A very special Happy Birthday to you, Dina!
    Trust you are having a blessed day, and staying warm! You are an extremely talented artist, thanks for sharing with us.
    Blessings,
    tinyfeet

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  18. Happy birthday 🎁! Thanks for your generosity! Happy New Year!

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  19. Happy Birthday! And oh my, your art is amazing! I love the doggy art!

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  20. Happy Birthday! That dog art looks EXACTLY like my puppy girl mocha :)

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  21. Lori G in PA1/01/2018 11:18 AM

    Woot, woot! Happy Birthday, Enjoy your day!

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  22. Happy New Year! Love the puppy, so cute. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  23. Happy new year and happy birthday! I also love Winnie the Pooh and fun socks! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Happy Birthday! It’s been a pleasure discovering artists like yourself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Happy Birthday, Dina, and Happy New Year, too! Your pet portraits are fantastic...hope to be able to get a decent photo of our pup to send to you soon. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your great prizes!

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  26. Wow, you are so talented! And happiest of birthdays to you.

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  27. Happy happy birthday! Pet portraits...awesome! Love your artwork! Also happy new year!

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  28. Happy Birthday! and Happy New Year. I love your artwork, and look forward to your tutorials, they are great. Thanks.

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  29. Wishing God's blessings to you on your birthday, Dina! I LOVE Peanut's portrait. Peanut looks sooooo much like my cockapoo that died 3 years ago, and my heart was delighted to see this wonderful portrait. I love and admire ALL of your work.

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  30. Happy birthday! And happy new year!

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  31. Happy Birthday Dina! I wish you a fabulous 2018. You are an amazing artist! Wow, your pet portrait is incredible.

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  32. Stunning art, you are so talented! That macaroon card is like a photo :). Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  33. Happy birthday! Thank you for the opportunity to win prizes!

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  34. Happy Birthday to you and a blessed New Year to come. Thank you for the opportunity to win and for the post of "ask artist in resident". Love reading the questions and answers. [Bunny]

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  35. Happy New Year and all the best for a healthy and happy 2018. With that out of the way... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I love you dearly, my sweet friend! I hope your year will bring immeasurable peace and joy to you and your family. <3 Thank you for the generous giveaway opportunity. And that charm bracelet with the yellow beads... WHAT?!??

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  36. Happy Birthday, my daughter's birthday is to day too, AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore lol, thanks for a chance to win :)

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  37. Happy Birthday!!! I am always in awe of your artwork. Wow. Have a great year.

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  38. Happy Birthday sweet lady! Your creativity is awesome!

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  39. Happy Birthday Dina!. Last year I turned 50...yipes where did the years go. I hope you have a "non-cookie cutter" birthday and it is a special one to remember . Happy New year.

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  40. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DINA.
    LOVE YOU

    DAD

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  41. Happy Birthday!!! Love the card with macrons and the pet portrait is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Happy Birthday!! New Year's baby; how fun! Or maybe it wasn't, while you were growing up, with all the holidays all around it. Anyway, I hope you have a fabulous day! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Love your adorable card! Your puppy print is amazing too! Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy 2018!,

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  44. Happy Birthday!! I hope you are having an awesome day and everyone is treating you like royalty, because today is YOUR day. Thanks for your nice giveaways! Everyone can always use birthday project items!

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  45. I have enjoyed your blog for many years, I love your sketches.

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  46. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day of celebration! Thank you for sharing your art and for the chance to win a prize!

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  47. Happy Birthday! Love your work and love Whimsy Stamps too. Happy New Year.

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  48. Happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, Dear Dina, happy birthday to you!!! :-) Hope your special day is a grand one!!
    I love your artwork and an so happy to own a pendant from you. It's so beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  50. Thanks for the chance to win, and for sharing your ideas! Have a great bday!

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  51. Happy Birthday! I love following your blog and seeing the cards and artwork you post.

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  52. Happy birthday, Dina! We celebrated Mom's BD yesterday...hope your is just as fabulous!

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  53. Happy birthday Dina! You share a birthday with my daughter. How nice is that. Thank you for a chance to win. I love following you because you are a very talented person!

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  54. Happy Birthday, Dina! And many more!
    Thanks for chance to win awesome giveaways.

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  55. Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you... Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us. I just love the birthday theme since those are the cards I seem to make the most of. I hope your generosity is repaid 10 fold!

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  56. Happiest of Birthdays to you! Thanks for the chance to win, Happy New Year!

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  57. Hope you are having a Blessed and Happy Birthday!!! Love watching your creations!

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  58. Love the birthday card! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fun day!

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  59. Have a wonderful birthday, Dina, and an amazing 2018! Keep that creative inspiration coming--we LOVE your designs!

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  60. Thank you for all you do on Splitcoast Stampers -- I learn so much! Have a wonderful birthday!

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  61. In a cookie cutter world you want to be a macaroon? Seriously? With your talent, you should be dark chocolate mousse with a very fine red wine! A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

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  62. Happy Birthday !!! love your creativity:)

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  63. Happy Birthday and Happy New year.
    Hope it was a fantastic day. I'd
    love to leave a little artwork but
    I'm not much of an artist. Your
    work is fantastic. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. Love Splitcoast Stampers! I have learned so much over the years. A very Happy Birthday to you!🎂

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  65. I love all the wonderful designs you do and by the way have a wonderful birthday too! Thanks for a chance to win some wonderful goodies too.

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  66. Happy Birthday and to a wonderful 2018. We are dog lovers in our family and will need to checkout your portraits.

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  67. Happy Happy Birthday and Happy New Year to you. Thank you for always sharing so much inspiration.

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  68. Happy 2018 and Happy Birthday! Love SCS, where I have learned a ton. Thanks for the prize chance.

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  69. Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday, dear Dina!
    Happy birthday to you!
    And many more!
    (I love Splitcoast Stampers!!)

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  70. Love your macaroon card!! That dog portrait is just beautiful...you are one talented lady!!

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  71. Happy Birthday! I love your cards!

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  72. Birthday, Birthday, Birthday! Happiness!!
    Happy New Year! This is such a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year – Thank you!
    My New Years crafty goal is to learn one new technique per month and to share this in my monthly ‘Build Your Stash’ class, where I encourage others to share their new ideas. I do this card making class for all the events in our lives. We have all created a beautiful ‘box’ where we store our ‘Stash’ cards so that they are easy to find when an event comes up. I love being surrounded by my friends and family and helping each of them to keep their passion for paper crafting alive in their hearts!

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  73. Love your cards they are amazing.

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  74. Happy Birthday and may the new year bring you much joy. Love your animal drawings

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  75. Wow your work in incredible! I wish you all the best on your Birthday!!!

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  76. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

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  77. Happy, happy birthday!! May 2018 bring you much happiness!

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  78. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Love your prints. Thanks for sharing and thanks in advance for the opportunity to win your wonderful prize package. Happy New Year 2018

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  79. Happiest of birthdays to you! I love that you love Winnie the Pooh... I always say “ I don’t trust anyone that doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh “! 💕

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  80. Happy crafty birthday!

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  81. Happy Birthday!!! Hope the new year brings you lots of joy.

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  82. Happy Birthday !!!!
    Love splitcoast stampers. Enjoy your work

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  83. Happy Birthday!! I'll be saving my pennies as I would LOVE a portrait of my kitties :)

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  84. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday too, I have followed you over the years on various stamp company blogs, love your work, your animal painting are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies and here's to a great 2018!

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  85. HAPPY NEWS YEARS BIRTHDAY! BLESSINGS FOR 2018!
    Love your work Dina, whether it's your designs artwork, or mixed media, you are very talented!💜🤗🎄

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  86. Your art work is amazing!!! Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!!

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  87. Love your designs! Thanks for the inspiration - happy 2018!

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  88. Happy Birthday!! Mine was the 28th and hubby had his yesterday. Nothing like getting it all out of the way at once, lol.

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  89. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  90. HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Here's to a FABULOUSLY Creative 2018!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!!
    HUGE HUGS!! <3 <3 <3

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  91. HB. Thanks for the chance to win

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  92. Happy Birthday! - same date as my Dad, now deceased, and he received many gifts as the first New Year baby, hope you did too!

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  93. Wow, I am glad I found you through the blog hop, your creation are beautiful, they look so realistic! Thanks for sharing your talent! Happy New Year to you and all!

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  94. Happy birthday and Happy New Year all in one!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. Oh Happy Birthday! I'm sure throughout your childhood you felt like your birthday was lost in all the holiday celebrations. Hopefully you were the center of your celebration today!

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  96. Happy Birthday Dina! The pet portraits are wonderful! Enjoy 2018!

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  97. Love your macaron card and that sweet pup! Happy Birthday to you! My daughter's pup was born on New Year's Day and is 5 today!
    Happy New Year to everyone! Having fun on this fabulous hop!

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  98. Awww, happy birthday!!! More blessings to you for 2018! I always insist that a person who is celebrating his/her birthday be treated like royalty (at least for the day!). Hope you were treated like a queen by your family! :-)

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  99. Happy Birthday. I enjoyed looking at your art work. My mother's birthday was January 1. Poor thing - always got short changed because everyone was busy with Christmas. Hope that doesn't happen to you.

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  100. Happy birthday! I hope you ate a HUGE piece of birthday cake because you know birthday calories do NOT count! ;) I also wish you a happy and crafty fun 2018!!!! Happy New Year!

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  101. Happy Birthday! And New Year! I love your maccroon card!

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  102. Happy Happy Birthday! May your 2018 be beautiful and bright. I love your work! :)

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  103. Happy Birthday! May this be the best year yet! I love this blog hop as it's introducing me to new(to me) blogs to follow!

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  104. Happy, Happy Birthday.

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  105. Happiest Birthday wishes Dina! Hoping this year is a fabulous one from start to finish!

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  106. Happy birthday and Happy New Year too! Your colouring is amazing!

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  107. I hope you had a happy birthday! Looking forward to seeing what you create in 2018.

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  108. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I am a follower of you on Splitcoaststampers, but I am very happy to find out that you have your own line of stamps. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  109. Happy Birthday to you...repeat...and sing to tune of Stevie Wonder :-)
    God bless

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  110. Dina, I hope that you're having a fantastic Birthday MONTH!
    Your work is always amazing!
    Happy New Year!

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  111. Fun, Fun, Fun, you're creations always show the fun!

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  112. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DINA!!!!I love your work and your dog portrait is nothing short of AMAZING! Your designs are pretty awesome too, good for YOU!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and Happy Birthday again AND Happy New Year.

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  113. Happy Birthday!! I love the pet drawings!!! Have a creative new year!!

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  114. Happy birthday!! I always appreciate your advice on Splitcoast. Thanks!

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  115. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win..

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  116. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year! Thank you for this generous giveaway.

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  117. Happiest Birthday and best new year thanks for a chance to win enjoy your cards
    Alyse D

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  118. Happy birthday Dina ! And I’m also wishing you a very happy and healthy new year ! Thank you so much for your generosity. Love from France, Marjorie
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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  119. Happy Birthday and New Year 2018!!! And what a great stash you are giving away to play with for that!! Thanks for the chance to win!! You are an amazing artist!! Gorgeous macaroons were my fav'!

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  120. Happy birthday! Hope your year is filled with joy and wonder! Such great prizes - thanks for a chance to win!

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  121. Happy Birthday Dina and Happy New Year! I always love your blog posts for Splitcoaststampers!!

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  122. Happy belated birthday and Happy New Year. I love your designs, one of my favorites is your print of Jesus holding the lamb which is sitting on my desk, so beautiful.

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  123. Thank you for inspiring us in 2017! Here’s to even more creativity in 2018! And thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  124. Happy happy birthday Dina, and happy new year as well. I love your animal portraits. What a wonderful gift for someone. Much success in 2018.

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  125. Wow what a great day for you to have a birthday, Happy birthday & Happy new year also. Your career sounds amazing, fancy being able to do something you adore,be loved & wanted all in one job, I so envy you.Enjoy your day x

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  126. Well Happy Birthday
    to you! And many more!
    My Aunt has a birthday
    today as well. Happy
    New Year also.
    Carla from Utah

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  127. Happy birthday for yesterday ! I hope you had a great day and a good start of the new year !
    Thank you for the giveaway; good luck to all of us.
    Happy, healthy, creative New Year from Belgium.

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  128. Your card is beautiful and the portrait is stunning !

    A very Happy Birthday to you one day too late (sorry !) and a very Happy New Year to all !

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  129. Here's to another year of experience.
    A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.
    Enjoy the trip. Happy birthday, may this day always be a special one to remember.
    May the best of your past be the worst of your future. Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!

    Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop & the great prizes you have curated!

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  130. Happy New Year to you too and belated Birthday wishes ;o)
    Ooooh what a wonderfull card with those yummie Macarons on it.
    And a great sentiment.

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  131. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great day.

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  132. An adorable card. Happy Birthday to you.

    kristainmn at gmail dot com

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  133. Happy Birthday Dina (a day late)! You are so talented. Thanks for your inspiration and for a chance to win a fun prize. Hope you have a blessed and happy new year.

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  134. Happy birthday, love your creativity!
    Thanks for this opportunity to win.

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  135. Wow, I dream of becoming so much better with copics. Your art work is amazing. Thank You for a chance to win

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  136. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (a day late but still the excitement). What wonderful artwork you have.. and how exciting your job at splitcoast stampers. They have been around a long time! Love them! Thanks for hosting a give away as well.. such wonderful prizes!

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  137. From one sock lover to another - have you shopped John's Crazy Socks?!?!? https://johnscrazysocks.com/collections/all
    Thanks for the chance to win. BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  138. Happy Birthday I am excited it’s my birthday month so may be getting lucky on this blog hopping I hope to treat to some new goodies!

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  139. Happy Birthday, hope its exciting!

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  140. Happy Birthday! May.you be blessed today and every day. Your work is wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to win some great prizes.

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  141. I have 2 craft goals for 2018: try some new background techniques I learned watching YOUTUBE videos and reorganizing some of my crafty supplies using tips I learned from Jennifer McGuire’s end of the year video on Organization!!

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  142. Thanks for the generous prize. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year! My goal this year is to make more cards and to use every stamp, die and embossing folder that I own and have never used! I would love to add your generous gift to my stash to make me have to make cards to fulfill my resolution! Wink Wink

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  143. Happy belated birthday to one of the most talented artists I’ve had the pleasure to meet!

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  144. Yeay! Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

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  145. Happiest of birthdays! 🎉🎁🎂 May 2018 be a wonderful year for you!

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  146. Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! And Happy 2018!!

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  147. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!! Thanks for this chance to win!!! Love your card!!!

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  148. ♪♫♪Happy Birthday to YOU....Happy Birthday to YOU....Happy Birthday dear Dina.....Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!♪♫♪ Many Blessings for a wonderful healthy 2018

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  149. Happy birthday and Happy New Year! what a dual celebration!

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  150. Hope you you had a happy birthday and happy New Year thank you for sharing your talent with us and looking forward to a very creative 2018!

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  151. Hello, happy birthday and happy new year!!
    What a wonderful prize package! Thank you for the opportunity to win These gifts!
    Thank you for your inspiration! You are a true artist. Love your piece on various shades of arms linked together. Congratulations on your ribbons!
    Here’s to being crafty in 2018!

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  152. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!

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  153. Belated birthday wishes and a very happy new year. Love the cute macaroon card and the pet portraits seem like a great idea. I grew up with a pet dog and I really wish I had his portrait to show my kids!

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  154. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year, Dina! I purchased your "HELD" print two years ago for myself and a friend of mine - it has given me such comfort when I look at it and know the meaning behind it. Thanks so much. Be Blessed.

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  155. Happy Birthday, Thank you for the giveaway. I can't wait for all my summer crafting to begin.

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  156. Happy Birthday to you!! Thank you for such a generous gift! I hope I get the chance to win it.

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  157. have a good one! love the inspiration...looking forward to 2018.

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  158. Happy birthday wishes! I love that puppy drawing, so cute!!

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  159. What cute cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  160. Happy birthday! That macaron card is amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  161. Happy birthday! I collect fun socks too! Love your art work. Happy 2018!

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  162. Your work is amazing! Love that I am learning about new web sites in this hop

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  163. I hope you had a wonderful Birthday! mine is on the 20th have a great day. I love your cards.

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  164. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!

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  165. Happy birthday and happy New year! Thank for sharing all of your inspiration and creativity with us!

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  166. Happy belated birthday to you! Love your work and appreciate the chance to win one of your prizes. :D

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  167. Happy belated birthday, Dina! I enjoy seeing your work all year long by following your blog! I've also learned a lot from you through your answers to the questions on the Splitcoast Wednesday Newsletter. Thank you for the chance to win a canvas painted by you! It would be such an honor to have it, as well as the other fun goodies to play with myself.

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  168. Happy Birthday! I love Winnie the Pooh too! Thanks for being part of this amazing blog hop and for the chance to win your generous prize!

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  169. Happy Belated Birthday to you Dina!! I love love love your card style! Clean, simple yet fabulous! New follower and was amazing to see those sweet puppies on your Instagram.....FASCINATING! You are truly talented and I am so thankful you also share it with us papercrafters through your stamps. I will certainly have to check them out! I hope 2018 is full of joy and blessings for you! Can't wait to see what bit of awesomeness you come up with this year :-) msmith38652 at gmail dot com

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  170. Happy Belated Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize!

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  171. Wow! I love your beautiful pet portraits! I will have to visit your site because I have a chihuahua of my own, plus a cat, a mouse, two degus, and two turtles, and they all want their own portraits. ;)

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  172. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :) How awesome is that? Thanks for sharing your creative spirit. It is truly a blessing.

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  173. Sending birthday wishes for a great new year! Thanks for participating in this fun blog hop!

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  174. I’m a new follower too and looking forward to checking out your blog some more!

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  175. Happy Birthday to you! My goals are to get out of my comfort zone and do more dimensional cards!

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  176. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

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  177. Happy(belated) birthday!!! How exciting to celebrate your birthday as you ring in the New Year! Your work is beautiful and I am so happy to see someone doing what they love - hope that 2018 brings you much success and happiness!

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  178. Hi, Dina!
    Lots of inspiration and fun, and I really appreciate you taking time on your special day to share your talents and participate in this fun give-away. Hope your day was extra special, and have an awesome 2018.
    Blessings,
    karen Letchworth

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  179. Happy birthday, and may you see God's blessings everywhere you look!

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  180. Happy Birthday!!!! Hope your new year sparkles! Love the macaroon card!! SO cute ! ~Christa

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  181. Happy Birthday and Happy new year. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  182. Happy Birthday, Dina and a Joyous New Year - Admire all you do for SCS and had no idea of all the other artistic endeavors you succeed at doing - beautifully, and with great joy, I pray. I'd surely like to get my Craft Room organized once again after a major move to a smaller home.

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  183. Happy, Happy Birthday! My wish for you is to have an amazing year in health, love, life. All the best\!
    I'm a new follower!

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  184. What a sweet way to celebrate your birthday, by giving us presents! I hope your birthday was lovely, and I hope you have a wonderful, creative, and inspiring new year! Thanks for being so generous and participating in this fun bloghop.

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  185. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!!!!

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  186. Dina... Happy Birthday and Happy New Year.
    What a fabulous way of celebrating with this amazing giveaway.
    THANK YOU so much!

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  187. Happy Birthday! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  188. Happy Birthday! Gorgeous card, Thanks for your generous participation in this Season of Giving Event!

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  189. Happy, Happy Birthday! Your cute macaroon card has made me very hungry!! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  190. I wish you a belated Happy Birthday! I love your art. I'm sure you've heard it many, many times but I'll say it again - you are SOOOO talented!

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  191. Hope you had a very Happy Birthday. The macaroon card is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  192. "I adore Winnie the Pooh and collect fun socks."

    Oh my goodness, I think we must be secret sisters! I listen to Winnie the Pooh audiobooks at bedtime (with my headphones on, becuase my husband does not share my love of Winnie the Pooh, haha).

    And guess what I ask my younger sister to get me for Christmas every year? Fun socks! (I buy myself the boring white anklet ones that I need, and then I commission her to buy me "fun" ones. So far, my favourites have been a panda pair that had actual ears that stuck out of the tops, a watermelon and pineapple pair, and a cloud pair that say "dream on" down the bottom).

    (Plus, I see the Hebrews 3:13 quote down the bottom... "encourage one another" is the whole reason I make cards! Most of my recipients are Church family who need some encouragement).

    Happy belated birthday, and thanks for joining in the blog hop - not only because of the chance to win (eek!), but also because it gave me a way to find your blog!

    xx Sarah

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  193. Happy Belated Birthday, Best wishes for 2018. Love the macaroon card.

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  194. Happy New Year. So glad I discovered you on this blog hop. Happy b’day. Wishes s not your way. I just had a b’da6 on the 31st. The big 40.

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