Wednesday, January 01, 2020

2020 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! This is the 8th year of this hop, which I think is pretty amazing. 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. 


Pssst - sneak peek - Valentine stamps coming out next weeeeeeeek!!

I have an online store where you'll find prints of my original artwork as well as jewelry and other items. I spend a lot of my time drawing pet portraits and love pouring my heart and talent into those precious keepsakes. This year's orders brought my total commissions to 85 - I think this was my favorite!


I've been blogging here for just over 13 years - you can click HERE to see the highlights of my creative year!



On to the fun stuff! I've got FOUR prizes to share! The first is this "winged" prize package - I've got a stamp set, a crafty bird art print, an art print keychain, handmade pair of earrings, and a set of small foiling plates!



The other THREE prizes will be $15 gift certificates to my Etsy store - because 3x15 = the birthday I'm celebrating today! Shhh - I keep telling my kids I'm 25! 


Leave me some birthday love in the comments for a chance to win!  I'll draw names on Saturday 1/4 at 9 pm central time, and announce my winners Sunday morning. Thank you for visiting me today, and Happy New Year to you! Check out the list of companies and designers below for more exciting giveaways!
Thanks for stopping by!



Dina Kowal <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< that's me!!


Ideas, Supplies, Machines, Paper & More

121 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Dina!!!!! Love your stamps and all the inspiration you share with us.

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  2. Happy, happy birthday, Dina! And, Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy Birthday. My nephews birthday is New Years Eve as well, always a very special day. Patti

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  4. Happy and blessed birthday Dina. May God’s presence bless you abundantly as you move into your new and exciting year.

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  5. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!
    my nephew have birthday on New Years Eve.

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  6. Happy Birthday! My family does a fun sock trade at Christmas, you would fit right in!

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  7. Happy New Year! Love your Etsy store so what a cooooollll prize!

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dina! HOPE this new year is FILLED with EVERYTHING you could EVER HOPE FOR! ;)<3

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  9. Quelle magnifique façon de débuter l'année, une magnifique carte et un magnifique prix à gagner. Bonne et heureuse année à tous.

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  10. Happy Birthday and best wishes for the New Year! Love your work. The pup looks so real!

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  11. Happy Birthday and many more. Thank you for all the inspiration you provide. Your animal commissions are amazing.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Thanks for all you do at Splitcoaststampers. I always find your tips helpful. Love the dog portrait as well!

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  13. Happy Birthday! Wow great prizes and great work in 2019.

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  14. Happy Birthday Dina! May your year be filled with creativity and fun!

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  15. Happy Birthday Dina! I love all the work you do to encourage stamping, drawing, card-making and creativity for all of us! You're such an inspiration! Your pet drawings are simply amazing! Thank you! Happy New Year!

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  16. Happy Birthday and a Very Happy New Year Dina! Thank you for all you do to encourage creativity through your artwork and sharing "how-to's" with all of us! You are so generous and inspiring! I love your pet portraits...amazing! Here's to another exciting year!

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  17. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year to you, Dina! I loved reading about your accomplishments in 2019! I'm sure this year will be an amazing one too. Thank you for a chance to win some prizes~

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  18. Happy birthday Dina! I love the lab painting! I hope you have a wonderful year!

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  19. Blessings on your birthday and in 2020. I enjoy visiting Splitcoaststampers .

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday! Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome prize!

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  21. Happy Happy Happy Birthday!
    Long live 29.
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Happy New Year's and Happy Birthday! Have a fantastic day.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  23. Happy Birthday! And best wishes for a great 2020! Thank you for the chance to win and for all the inspiration you post for your followers.

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  24. cecelia cole1/01/2020 3:24 PM

    Happy Birthday and thank you for the opportunity to win something you've made. Thank you for sharing your time and talents.

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  25. Happy birthday! Our middle son's 17th birthday was yesterday and we celebrated by having 17 young men over. Will someone remind me again how we should have thought that one through. My ears are still recovering from all of their laughing but my heart will stay full for a long time with the great memories.

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  26. Have a rockin birthday

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  27. Happy Birthday!

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  28. Happy Birthday and wishes for a wonderful new year!
    Love your designs and splitcoast stampers.
    Happy New Year!

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  29. A very Happy Birthday to you. thanks for all. Happy New year too.

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  30. Happy Birthday And New Year with a bow.So enjoy your art, designs and creations at Splitcoast. I gotta say: I love Fred Said. What an amazing tribute to your Dad.

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  31. Love your beautiful artist skills. Your art especially the animal portraits are amazing! Happy birthday and have a wonderful New Year!

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  32. Happy Birthday to you!!! You are a New Year baby! I love that...leading the parade for the rest of us with the other babies :) There should be a club for you guys! :D
    What a nice thought this is. I will try to see as many as I can...but there are so many-will likely take me a couple days!
    All the best for the day-I hope you have your favorite kind of cake, get a lovely massage after a hot bath (or before) and get showered with the love you so deserve.
    hugs Margot

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  33. Happy birthday, Dina! That's funny, my girls tell me I'm 24 all year, I turn 25 on my birthday, and then the next day I'm back to 24!

    Birthday blessings to you!

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  34. Happy Birthday AND Happy New Year!!!! And don't worry, I'll always be older than you. hehe L*O*V*E your artistry, Dina. You're so talented and it's a joy to see everything you do.

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  35. Happy birthday. Best wishes for many
    more fun years. At 79, I'm looking
    back at those years and thinking how
    wonderful they were (and still are
    thankfully). thanks for sharing
    this past year. Happy New Year
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a happy year. Thanks for the opportunity to win a fun prize.

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  37. Happy Birthday to one of the most talented people I've ever 'met'!!! Thanks for taking part in this wonderful hop! Happy New Year!

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  38. Happy Birthday! I'm forever 25 too!

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  39. Happy Birthday! What a fun day for a birthday. I hope you didn't have people trying to double up and send one gift for birthday AND Christmas when you were a kid. My daughter was born on December 22nd and we worked hard to keep the two days separate for her. 🎂 +🎄 = 😁

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  40. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!

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  41. Happy birthday and happy new year!

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  42. happy birthday! I am a jan. birthday too. I tried to convince my mother that we should celebrate my half birthday so I could get more gifts. she didn't go for that bummer . so now that i'm an adult I celebrate my half birthday and on that day i'm half my age. i'm going to be 31 this year. I hope you have a great day!

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  43. Happy, happy Birthday! I hope your new year is filled with love, peace and creativity.

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  44. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an amazing year!

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  45. Happy Birthday Dina! 3 x 15 is a wonderful year ;) I hope you enjoy a wonderful and successful 2020!

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  46. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. God bless you abundantly in 2020!

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  47. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!
    My next stop is your Etsy store.
    Thank you for sharing your talents and being part of the blog hop.

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  48. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

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  49. Happy Birthday Dina!! I turned 45 this year too - it’s a GREAT age!! Your stamps are beautiful and I love following you on splitcoaststampers.
    Happy 2020!

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  50. Happy Birthday and New Year. My friend had her first baby on the first day of the New Year starting the first day of the new decade.

    I love your charms that I just saw.

    If I was suppose to answer a question I got lost. Too much looking, but oh it was fun.

    I've been on SCS for years now and still haven't figured out how to navigate in their. It's like the zone of confusion. I went to change something on my profile and I got lost. SCS need hand holders for people like me.

    Thanks for giving back. [Bunny]

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  51. Happy Birthday Dina! Hope you are have a fun birthday! I love seeing all of your creations. You are so talented! Hope you have a blessed and happy 2020!

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  52. Happy Birthday! My equation is simple this year, retirement age! Thanks for participating in the best blog hop of the year!

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  53. Happy and blessed birthday!! May your year be spectacular and each day, epic! I love your blog and your great art info at SCS. You are so generous to share your superior talent with us!! Thank you so much!!

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  54. Happy and blessed birthday to you! May your year be epic and each day, spectacular! Look for the miracles and wonder-filled moments. Thanks you for sharing your superior artistic talents with us and at SCS. Love ya!

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  55. Happy New YEar and Happy Birthday! Love you animals! So cute!!

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  56. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

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  57. Happy birthday. 25 is a great age and you can stay there as long as you want.

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  58. Happy Birthday- what a way to bring in the new year! Love the animals you draw - you capture their 'character' so beautifully! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

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  59. Happy Birthday Dina! Might have to commission a portrait of our GSDs! Thank you for the generous giveaway and here's to a prosperous 2020!

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  60. Love your fun card and beautiful pet portrait!
    Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for the chance to win one of your prizes! Enjoying the Seasons Givings blog hop, and wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!

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  61. Happy Birthday and Happy 2020!!

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  62. Happy Birthday and Happy new year! Thank you

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  63. Dear Dina
    May you have an awesome day and may your year be filled with blessings of good health and happiness.
    May you and your family be blessed with a new year full of good health and happiness.
    with loads of love and gratitude

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  64. Have a great 25th birthday!😏 Your pet portraits are amazing.

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  65. Happy Birthday! It's a new year in two senses for you! How exciting! Your artwork is absolutely beautiful. That puppy card is just TOO CUTE!!!!

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  66. Happy birthday! Loving your portrait work!

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  67. Happy happy birthday :) And a very happy new year too! Hope you had a blast! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  68. Happy belated birthday, hope it was a good one! I would have guessed you to be a Gemini like me- always into something new, love to learn new techniques! Your work is lovely! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  69. Happy belated birthday Dina-I've always loved seeing your work posted whether it here, FB or in SCS. Keep inspiring us!

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  70. Happy Birthday!!! Happy New Year!!!! Thank you for the chance to win

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  71. Have a VERY happy birthday, Dina! Thanks for being a part of Seasons Givings! Celebrate 2020 in a big way and keep creating!
    Crafty Hugs!
    Michele K. Henderson
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  72. Dear Dina, Happy Birthday! Thank you for all that you do for SCS which means so much to me and other stampers. And don't worry, you're only 21 in Scrabble!

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  73. Happy, happy birthday - what a marvelous way to celebrate!

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  74. Happy birthday, Dina!!!!! And don't worry your birthday secret age is safe with me. ha-ha I like a lot of the same things you do (I'll remember you next time sock shopping...I have a weakness for them too...wink).

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  75. Happy birthday! And happy New year! My birthday is on Sunday!

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  76. Happy New Year and hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  77. Marisela Delgado said: Feliz Cumpleanos! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a great 2020. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  78. Happy Birthday! You get to have parties 2 days in a row...lucky you! You can always tell your kids is that it's the 25th anniversary of your 20th birthday.

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  79. You are so talented! I love watching your feed and progression on the pet portraits. Thanks for a chance to win

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  80. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

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  81. Happy Birthday Dina!! You and my son have the same birthday!! I missed a great oyster roast to have the little bugger. He’s 34 now. I hope you had a great birthday!!

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  82. Happy belated birthday! Such a stunning drawing of the dog!

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  83. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love your puppy drawings!

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  84. Happy Birthday! What a great way to start off each new year. Hope you had a great day.

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  85. Happy birthday! I'd love to send a card, but have to make one first. Maybe next year...

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  86. wow, your art is amazing. Thanks so much for participating in this amazing event.
    Blessing to you,
    Karen Letchworth

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  87. Hello, my friend! Happy New Year and Happy Beleated Birthday! I hope your day was special! What a fabulous prize pack! Hugs and I can't wait to see what you create in 2020!

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  88. Happy birthday!!!!! Celebrating with a giveaway!!
    -Jen

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  89. Happy Birthday...I'll never share your secret! You are an amazing artist! Wow! Thank you for sharing!

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  90. Happy belated birthday! Hope you have a great year.

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  91. Happy birthday. I love your work.

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  92. Happy Birthday Dina - you don't look a day over 25 - lol!!

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  93. Happy birthday Dina! Hope you have a fabulous year! Such beautiful creations in your prize package.

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  94. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!!

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  95. Happy Birthday Dina, you don't look a day over Fabulous!

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  96. Happy birthday!!! I love your world... Very particolare.

    Èly

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  97. Love seeing another crafter who dabbles in different media. Rather, I am a dabbler, you are an artist!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. Happy belated birthday. Must be great to have almost the whole world celebrate the date of your birth!

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  99. Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a special day and a Happy New Year Ü

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  100. Happy Birthday two days late. Your artwork always blows me away.

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  101. Yes, a big happy birthday. Nice to meet you. Thank you for sharing scripture and your faith in God! Your art is wonderful. Being a dog lover, I love your portrait of that beauty!

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  102. Happy belated birthday!! I also love Winnie the Pooh and fun socks! <3

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  103. A very happy birthday and a happy new year to you! Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giveaway!

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  104. Happy Birthday to you!!!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Dina...
    Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
    Hope your week is awesome!!!

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  105. Wishing you a very Healthy, Happy, Crafting Birthday! OMG the "winged" package is screaming my name 😁 I recently lost a close relative & let's just say this entire package is beyond beautiful. Thanks for such a thoughtful b'day celebration & giveaway. I can't wait to see more posts of your creativity you are definitely talented. 🥳🙂🎂☀️🎨

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  106. Happy Birthday to you!! Your dog portrait is amazing. I scrolled to it and gasped as it looks just like my sisters dog that passed today. Your artwork is so lifelike.

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  107. Happy happy happy Birthday! and Happy new Year! Your artwork is amazing!!

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  108. Love your pet portraits. Happy belated birthday!

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  109. Happy birthday to you. Many blessings to you and keep on being 25.

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  110. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year! Thanks for being part of this amazing hop!

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  111. Oh happy 25th birthday! ;) Wishing you are wonderful 2020!

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  112. Happy belated birthday!!!!!!!!

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  113. Happy birthday! Hope it was a great day :)

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  114. Happy Birthday I hope YOUR day was amazing. Wow we are the same age, I've been 25 for umm a few years now, ok a lot of years. lol Thank you for a chacne to win.

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  115. Happy Dina Day - and congratulations for another trip around the sun, seriously celebrate life. Congratulations. Thank you for the prize opportunity -- so nice of you 1

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  116. Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you health and happiness this year!

    I'm new to your blog and hope to order a portrait of my daughter and her medical service dog this year! Your work is lovely!

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  117. Happy Birthday to You!!! Beautiful art work.

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  118. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and thanks for the chance to win.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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