4.25.2011

Epic Letterpress Combo Kit Giveaway

 This Giveaway is Now CLOSED

I posted a card last week that I made for a friends birthday, and had a TON of questions about how I actually MADE the card, where my supplies came from, and what techniques I used.
Well... You're in luck, people!
Because I'm not only posting today to tell and SHOW you more about how I made this fun card...


But I'm also going to give you all a chance to win some supplies of your own! :)


Alright first, let me clue you in on HOW I got this pur'dy turquoise crown and damask image on my card.
I used the...



It's a fun "tabletop" impression tool, that
* Die Cuts
* Embosses
* AND is a letterpress system,
 from Lifestyle Crafts.

All I had to do was watch these great videos,
to learn how to use the machine, and I was on my way! :)

I decided that I would test this baby out on fabric, to see how it did, and it worked awesome!


I used my Damask printing plates to make a non-ink impression on the end of my card,
and then actually took my ink roller and lightly rolled over the image, to get more of an aged look.


This machine is pretty awesome :)
It makes an impression of your chosen design plate on ONE side, and leaves the OTHER side, impression free!  This is great if you want to write on the back.
It's kind of hard to tell from the photo, but this technique gives cards such a classy look and texture.

I also used a "Happy Birthday" printing plate on the small card, in the back pocket.
And made the actual pocket, out of the new "hello/goodbye" paper line.
SUCH cute paper in this pack!
I don't have boys, but if I did, this would SO be a #1 contender for the cutest boy room color scheme... ever! lol

Okay, so anyway... let's get to the BEST part!
Lifestyle Crafts is graciously giving away an
Epic Letterpress Combo Kit,
(a $169.00 value) to one of OUR fabulous readers!

The Letterpress Kit includes:
Epic tool
Cutting platform
Cutting mat
Embossing platform
Letterpress platform
Ink base
Ink brayer
Black ink
Printing plates
Paper placement guides
A2 paper pack
Adhesive sheets
Nesting Circles cutting dies
1 - Visit Lifestyle Crafts site, and take a look around!  Let me know which printing plate combo you would like to have, to go along with your Letterpress if you won!

2 - Head on over to the Lifestyle Crafts Blog and become a follower!
(you won't be sorry! There are, to-die-for cute ideas there, all the time!)

3Become a public follower of House of Smiths.
This is important, because this Letterpress can only go to one of OUR fabulous,
"House of Smiths" readers! :)

4 - Tweet and or Facbook about:
This fun giveaway
OR
A great new item or project that has caught your eye, over at the Lifestyle Crafts site, or blog!
Examples:
I just found the cutest craft/project over at @LifestyleCrafts via @houseofsmiths
Enter to win an Epic Letterpress from @LifestyleCrafts over @houseofsmiths!

There are a few different ways to enter, so make sure that you come back and leave a separate comment for EACH entry.  And don't forget to leave your email address, so that I can contact you, if you're chosen as the winner!


Also... Through the end of April, you can receive 20% off at Lifestyle Crafts, if you enter the code:
BLOGSMITHS

Ooo, and also...
Since I always like to read up on other peoples experience with these machines, and find out what THEY have made, here are a few places I found more information and projects using the L Letterpress machine.

562 comments:

  1. I would choose either the damask or the posy printing plates, they are so cute and the posy would be so easy to "jazz up" any small tiem!

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  2. I would like to get the calligraphy printing plate!

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  3. I subscribed to the lifestyle blog with email updates.

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  4. I just retweeted your tweet about this giveaway!

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  5. Ps, I also am following you on twitter, that's the first place I read about this giveaway, then I saw it on my blog reader. (You're everywhere!) ;)

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  6. I follow you all the way from Melbourne, australia!
    I'm in love with splendor printing plates!!

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  7. Hi Shelly, boy this is an exciting giveaway. I would probably start out with the blossoms printing plate, although I really want all of them. Love the card you made!

    Thanks for letting me enter. Have a blessed week...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I'm now a follower of Lifestyle Crafts Blog. What cute Easter cards. I even subscribed via email too.

    Hugs...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I'm already one of your followers Shelly!

    OOO's...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I just posted on facebook as Tracy Suzanne about the giveaway here:
    http://www.facebook.com/Cottonpickincute/posts/216121988413744

    Have a great week...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. How exciting this Letterpress is!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing give away!!! There are so great many printing plates to choose from, but the one I like the best is the Damask Printing Plates!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  12. I just signed up to be a Follower on the Lifestyle Crafts Blog !!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  13. I follow you and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. I would choose the Jubilee or the Damask because I am making my nieces wedding shower invites and she is our little princess in our family. She is also a graphic designer...and I want the invitations to be beautiful. I liked the sample invitation for a wedding that was used on the Lifestyles craft blog.
    Have a wonderful week...Kelly
    freye(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  14. I am already a HAPPY Follower of House of Smiths!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  15. I am sharing this on my FB page @ debpaint16 Thanks again for the chance to win this great give away!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  16. OOooh......what a fun machine!! I would LOVE the Damask. How gorgeous is that card that you made!? <3 it!!

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  17. Of course I'm already following you! :)

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  18. Lifestyle crafts blog has SO many incredible ideas. Wow...so inspiring. I'm now following. :)

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  19. I tweeted the giveawy!

    gitskt
    @houseofsmiths is giving away an epic letterpress combo kit. Check it out!

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  20. This is such a great give-away. I like the twigs and springs plate.

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  21. I'm already a follower of Lifestyle Crafts blog.

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  22. I'm a public follower of House of Smiths.

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  23. I love the flourish printing plate! To die for! I am a follower of the your site as well as Lifestyle Crafts blog. I also posted this site to all my friends =D Hope I win this one!!!!

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  24. I would love to have one of these!! I love the tile printing printing plate & the caligraphy ones.

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  25. And I'm a follower of your blog already. :)

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  26. I am a follower and my fingers are crossed!!!

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  27. I love the Tile Printing Plates!!

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  28. Love the Damask combo . . . my wheels are spinning as I am typing!

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  29. I like the tile printing plate best!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  30. im a follower of lifestyle's blog via RSS
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  31. I follow your blog!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  32. i tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/gimmiegiveaways/status/62493039502962689
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  33. I follow Letterpress on FB!

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  34. I LOVE the Damask Printing Plates!!

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  35. I also commented about this post on my own FB page!

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  37. I like the twigs and sprigs plate.

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  39. I would choose either the damask or the posy printing plates. Thanks!

    gena.hawkins@alcatel-lucent.com

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  40. I am a happy follower of your blog!

    gena.hawkins@alcatel-lucent.com

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  41. I now follow Letterpress on FB.

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  42. I love your blog! You inspire me so I became a public follower on facebook and the giveaway became my status!

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  43. I also became a follower of Lifestyle Crafts. And if I won, I would like the petals printing plates and my email is jcm2peapealalo@hotmail.com! Thanks!

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  44. Oh geez...I can't decide between the Tile & the Damask printing plates...I adore them both!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

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  45. I love the Blossoms Printing Plates!

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  46. I follow the Lifestyle Crafts Blog!

    jessicafleming@me.com

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  47. I'm a House of Smith's follower!

    jessicafleming@me.com

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  48. I FB'd a cute project from the LS website!

    jessicafleming@me.com

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  49. Love the flourish printing plate!

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  50. I follow lifestyle crafts blog

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  51. I'm a follower of your blog, which I LOVE, by the way!!!
    wkmpalg@yahoo.com

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  52. I would love a letter one, I think to begin with. The whirpool letters :)

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  53. I am a follower of your blog! :)

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  54. I would choose the Dasmask plate to start. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    wkmpalg@yahoo.com

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  55. Blossoms Printing Plates I love flowers!

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  56. I like the striped printing plate set

    bnlsmommy04 @ msn.com

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  57. I follow! jamie@safelink.net

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  58. FB about giveaway. jamie@safelink.net

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  59. I LOVE the Damask, but since its out of stock and I'm not patient, the Twigs and Sprigs is fun! Or the Jubilee, or....

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  60. I would love to have all the printing plates, but if I had to choose just one, I would choose the flourish plates!!

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  61. I don't know how you would choose just one printing plate, but I'd probably start with the botanical one, or the posie one.
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  63. Definatley a follower of your amazing blog!

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  64. I'm following Lifestyle Crafts - although I suspect it will come at a determent to my pocket book!

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  65. I would choose the tile printing plate because I love the simple design.

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  66. I already subscribed but now I'm a public follower of your blog as well!

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  67. I love the wooden printing plate set

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  68. I'd love to win. and i'd love to have the blossoms printing plate to go with it!

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  69. I'm a follower and I love the damask plate!

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  70. I love either the damask or flourish printing plates!! So fun!

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  71. I am now a follower of Lifestyle Crafts Blog. Love their fun ideas!

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  72. How can you even choose? I love the tile printing plates and the petite ones.

    nystrom.jen@gmail.com

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  73. I would order a special plate with my logo to make note cards and product tags.

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  74. I'm a HoS follower!

    nystrom.jen@gmail.com

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  75. i am a follower of Lifestyle!

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  76. and I of course follow House of smiths

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  77. Just posted about the give away on facebook! mandicloward@yahoo.com.

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  78. everyone loves damask, put the posy and even the twigs and sprigs plates.... so many to choose from!

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  79. I think I would choose the damask, but they are all so cute!

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  80. Drooling over the epic combo plate. Love the Posy printing plate or petals plates. What an awesome give away!! Would be thrilled with any of them!
    tj28@mi.rr.com

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  81. I just attempted to follow lifestyle crafts blog but couldn't figure it out :( help someone they have caaaa-yuute projects!

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  82. I follow LC- at least I think I do? I signed up for email and feed- I didn't see anything else.

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  83. Became a House of Smiths follower! (thanks to my sister for showing me your blog a few months ago!) tj28@mi.rr.com

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  84. Oh man my email is hollyhandy@gmail.com

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  85. I would love the Blossoms printing plate! It so cute!

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  86. What a great giveaway! I would go crazy! :D I would pick the damask plate combo for sure!

    Kelly

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  87. I am a public follower of The House of Smiths (not to mention, a Smith, myself!)

    Kelly

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  88. Following LC on FB! Awesome ideas on LC by the way.

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  89. I love the flourish printing plate. Or really anything else! I've also posted this on FB and I follow you with google friend whatever... :)

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  90. ah man, theres too many to choose from... maybe the posy printing plates

    ranaebroadhead@gmail.com

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  91. following there blog!

    ranaebroadhead@gmail.com

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  92. following your blog!

    ranaebroadhead@gmail.com

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  93. Following your blog! Can't believe I wasn't doing that before!!!!! DUHRRRRRR. Ü

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  94. Love the Damask plate! And the botanicals and the scholastic.... Ü

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  95. I am a follower of the Lifestyle Crafts blog!!

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  96. I'm a follower! Summerschocolate@gmail.com

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  97. I *tweeted* about the giveaway (@oneandonlycp).

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  98. I facebooked about the giveaway!

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  99. I am a public follower of the House of Smiths blog!

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  100. I'm a follower of Lifestyle Crafts. Summerschocolate@gmail.com

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  101. I love the nautical plate set! You could use that for so many fun things!

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  102. Would love the botanical printing plate!

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  103. I love the Damask plates. Especially the chair!

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  104. My favorite.. botanical! Love love love the birds and butterfly! Summerschocolate@gmail.com

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  105. I shared on FB! Summerschocolate@gmail.com

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  106. I love the damask or the posy printing plates!

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  107. I would either get the damask or the twigs & sprigs plates. So cute!!!

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  108. and I now follow the L blog!

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  109. I would love the Petals printing plates! So many cute ones though!

    kathleendiana@gmail.com

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  110. Facebooked about this, too... and forgot to add my email: bikewithoutshoes@gmail.com

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  111. I'm a follower of the L Blog!

    kathleendiana@gmail.com

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  112. I am a follower of THIS awesome blog

    kathleendiana@gmail.com

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  113. I love the Scholastic Printing Plates! Everything is so cute though

    kallenbach_13@hotmail.com

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  114. I follow your blog and i love love love it!

    kallenbach_13@hotmail.com

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  115. pick me please. i want to be like you :) i follow you daily.

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  116. I follow the L Blog. Love the cute easter stuff they have!

    kallenbach_13@hotmail.com

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  117. i love love love the damask plates and the posy ones, and the twigs..oh i love them all!!!

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  118. I shared your post on Facebook!

    kallenbach_13@hotmail.com

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  119. My favorite set is the Wooden Printing Plate Set

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  120. I retweeted your post on twitter!

    kallenbach_13@hotmail.com

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  121. I am a public GFC follower of House of Smiths

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  122. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/JASIVRAS/status/62536479070625792

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  123. I would love to have the petite printing plates. Thanks for show and tell.

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  124. I follow Lifestyle Crafts Blog.

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  125. I love the striped printing plate kit.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  126. I am a House of Smiths blog follower.

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  127. I would have to go with the Caligraphy Printing Plate for now:) They are all cute tho!

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  128. I became a follower of the Lifestyle crafts blog.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  129. I became a public follower of House of Smith's.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  130. Oh, I love the Flourish, Calligraphy, & Wooden printing plates...

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  131. I am an official public follower!!

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  132. I am your facebook follower already, and I can't stop reading your blog every time I am on it. just love it, I am amazing how much you can do for your project, and at the same time you need to take care the girls. I am hoping one day when my little one grow older, so I can have more time to enjoy my crafty world. :)

    I love the Damask Printing Plates, but too bad that it is out of stock. so I choose Posy Printing Plates. I already facebooked about this fabulous giveaway. good luck to me. have a good day.

    Kristie: kikifish@gmail.com

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  133. I always follow you...
    Headed to post on FB

    I love the idea of a new toy to add to my craft addiction. I would love to try out the Blossom Printing, just in time for Spring

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  134. Posted on FB... Hope I win...........

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  135. I would LOVE the Tile Printing Plates!

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  136. I like the Posy and the Twigs and Sprigs plates!

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  137. I would love to have the Splendor printing plate combo!

    jessiebryant(at)live(dot)com

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  138. I follow the Lifestyle Crafts Blog!

    jessiebryant(at)live(dot)com

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  139. I'm a public follower of House of Smith's!

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  140. I am now following their blog.

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  141. I love following the House of Smiths!!

    jessiebryant(at)live(dot)com

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  142. I FB about this fun giveaway!

    jessiebryant(at)live(dot)com

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  143. I subscribed to the Lifestyle blog!

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  144. I think the Damask or the Blossoms would be fun to have.

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  145. I really like the nautical printing plate set.

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  146. I can't decide between the damask and the twigs and sprigs plates. I would probably need both eventually!

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  147. Love the the Twigs and Sprigs printing plate set!!!!!

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  148. I am following Lifestyle Craft Blog on Facebook!

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  149. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook!

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  150. my email is jenjungling@gmail.com

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  151. I tweeted about this giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!

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  152. Oh and I am already a public follower of the House of Smith's!

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  153. I would choose the Twigs and Sprigs plates!

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  154. I am a public follower of House of Smith's and LOVE your site! :)

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  155. I really like the Tile Printing Plates!
    alexa(dot)ayers(at)gmail(dot)com

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  156. Hard to choose! But anything from the yearbook section, perfect for school scrapbooks!

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  157. Definetely the damask for my sister's wedding!

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  158. I am now following LifeStyle Crafts on Facebook! alexa(dot)ayers(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. I am already a Follower of House of Smiths. :)

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  160. I would love to win!!! The printing plate I love most is the Splendor Printing Plate.

    Thank you!

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  161. I'm a follower of House of Smith!!!

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