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Monday, February 8, 2010

Giveaway! One World One Heart

UPDATE: ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH TO ALL OF THOSE WHO ENTERED. I WILL BE DRAWING A WINNER ASAP and POSTING LATER TONIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH & GOOD LUCK!

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My first ever giveaway! I'm so excited to be giving back to the community that has given me so much.

To My Followers:

This post is for the One World One Heart Giveaway. This is an amazing event that I only recently learned of...but am so glad that I did. This giveaway is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you are a participant in the OWOH (One World One Heart).

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Lisa (at awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com) created this annual giveaway in 2007. (And what an awesome name, huh?! Gotta love those Lisa's.) It is open to anyone who wants to participate and is a way for bloggers to journey around the world, meet fellow travellers, possibly win some lovely gifts, and find CONNECTIONS...all while in one's jammies. Lovely, eh?

I ADORE her description of this event and am so thrilled to see so many people taking part. As she states, "If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging. "

EXACTLY! I'm sure that's what many of us hope to do with our blogs...simply find that community and those connections with others of open hearts.


I'm quite the procrastinator ...the deadline for joining the group has already passed (I got in at the last minute!). But I encourage you to go over and check out more about the event - and Lisa - at awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com .

I plan this to be the first of many giveaways here. I love the feeling of creating something to be sent out to a lovely soul in the universe.


TO ONE WORLD ONE HEART Participants (and my followers who would like to enter!):

You are truly an amazing group. At the time of this posting, over 1000 strong!

As you've probably noticed, I'm one of the last few to jump on board...mainly because I had such a hard time deciding what to do for a giveaway. I've only recently discovered my inner artist and she's still a bit shy. A perfectionist-by-training, I'm still learning how to create while silencing the "shoulds".

So it is still hesitantly (but with the best of intentions to be confident!) that I offer up my first-ever altered book for my first-ever giveaway!





The story? Very simple...how one might learn to grow. Should, Could, Might, Will....AM. The book itself is about 8 1/2 inches x 5 inches in size.

I will post more about the history behind this book (and my plans to keep right on going with creating altered books, journals, and mixed-media poetry!) in a post to follow this one. (No need to make this post pages long!)

And to be honest, that little inner critic was a persistent li'l bugger ... she only now let me finish the cover. The book is in progress, but I promise it will be done and beautifully wrapped to send your way! I will continue to update THIS post with photos as it gets completed. (Finishing the cover has released some fears - it's full steam ahead from here.) UPDATE 2/9: New photos at the bottom of this post!

TO ENTER:


  • Please leave a comment ON THIS POST by Monday, February 15th, 2010 before 6:00 p.m. (EST). If you've not been here before, I'd love to know a bit more about you - perhaps a fear of your own that you've recently overcome!!

  • Be sure I have a way to reach you - include your blog or email address. (I can't send you the book if I can't get in touch with you!)

(I've had someone mention they were not able to leave a comment before. If you have troubles but still want to be entered in the drawing, email me at Lifeunity (at) gmail {dot} com and I'll include you.)

I will choose a winner by random number generator and announce the winner on the evening of February 15th . I will contact you if you've won (and have left a way for me to get in touch with you!). The book will be sent out the next day as long as I have a valid mailing address.


ABOUT ME:

I've seen a few OWOH sites where people have included some information about themselves and/or their blog for first-time visitors. What a great idea!

I am a "stay-at-home" mother of two young children, a registered yoga teacher, and an awakening creative spirit living in a college town in Southern Indiana.


My typical day-to-day activities include training for the Indianapolis mini-marathon and a triathlon (both of which I still can't believe -- a year ago the thought of running made me cringe and my hubby and I didn't even own bikes), getting our kindergartner to and from school, playing with our 2-year old, blogging, creating a myriad of projects, reading, laundry, and pondering the mysteries of life. Yeah, it's an interesting life I lead.


I love Anthropologie but can't afford most of their things, am far more addicted to chai than I'm comfortable with, and get annoyed when I end sentences or phrases with prepositions.

I am an avid (but not professional) photographer, get revived by the outdoors, practice yoga on and off the mat whenever I re-member my Self, and hope I am moved to start teaching again within the next year.

I am in my 30's and have followed a life indulged in Wonderment...not willing to let go of the idea of "something more" merged with the daily "to-do's". I like to challenge my own and others' views of reality, including questionning that darned phrase "that's just the way it is". I enjoy wine and diet coke, though I'm trying to drink a lot less of the latter. Neither quite fit into training, but we'll see how they work over the next few months.

I keep our house a controlled mess because there are more important things to do with my time (but am still embarassed if we have people over), am a vegetarian (but live in a household of meat-eaters and never judge other peoples' choices of what they eat), and value honest friendships -the kind where you never feel judged by the other person - quite highly (though I'm horrible about getting back with those wonderful friends I do have).


This blog exists to bring all of that - and then some - together. It is my attempt to radiate that which I've learned (and am learning) in hopes of connecting with others in the same boat and possibly inspiring some who are struggling with similar issues. It is my way of reaching out to the universe, constantly acknowledging who I am, and hoping to skip along with some fellow travellers and maybe learn some interesting songs along the way.


If this calls to you, please feel free to join me! Just click on the "Follow" button or send me an email at Lifeunity (at) gmail [dot] com. (You know the drill...gotta foil those spammers.)


Namaste - and good luck!!


--Lisa

UPDATES 2/9/2010:

I am finally almost finished! I plan to do a bit more embellishing, but here are some photos of the insides of the book...ya know, the actual story part?!











I am truly overwhelmed by all of the kind comments and the blogs and talent of the OWOH participants! Thank you all so much for sharing your worlds with me...

184 comments:

  1. Beautiful and charming blog! So magical!!
    A beautiful and stunning treasure !So pretty,love your artwork!
    I am traveling on my magic carpet ,my first year with OWOH flying from Connecticut.
    My blog #937
    Thanks
    matternu@gmail.com

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  2. Lovely, count me in and please visit me at #220

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  3. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing.
    Sandra

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  4. Great giveaway and your blog is beautiful. Please include me in your drawing.
    visit www.alteredpaperarts.blogspot.com

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  5. How pretty!! Please count me in! And don't be scared.. I am pretty new to blogging too - but this event seemed too fun to pass up, so I jumped in as well. Everyone I have met in blogdom as been soooo nice!

    Come visitmy giveaway too!

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  6. Hello this is a very nice giveaway. Please count me in. Come visit me as well.

    Nicole/Beadwright
    #350 on the magic carpet ride
    http://beadwright.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your book & love your philosophy ... glad to get a chance to discover your blog.
    Pop in and visit me ... #1051
    Have fun!
    Ev

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  8. I love your book! Please enter me into your fantastic drawing and be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win, too. #56. :)

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  9. I will judge this book by it's cover! It is going to be wonderful! Please enter my name into the draw.
    Please come and join in my magic carpet ride too!http://inspiringadventuresofalwaysinspired.blogspot.com/

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  10. Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. What a fun blog to visit on the magic carpet. Thank you for sharing! gracebending@yahoo.com

    Grace-»(¯`v´¯)-»

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  11. Hi Lisa, greetings from Australia.

    I would love to be the lucky winner of your gorgeous journal. I have just started making and using art journalling as another expression of art. Please enter me in the draw, I would certainly put it to good use. I have bookmarked your site and will be back.

    Please come by #70 for a visit and enter into my draw. Great meeting you,

    Rob

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  12. It is so exciting to find such lovely blogs like yours on this Magic Carpet Ride! Please enter my name in your drawing then stop by for a chance to win my beaded bracelet giveaway!
    Have a great Ride. Now I want to see more of your posts,
    Sharon (#52)

    http://SharDonExclusives.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely,lovely! I would love to be entered to win your wonderful gift!

    http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/

    Please stop by and enter my give away as well! I'm number 290

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    How Marvelous!

    Please count me in!

    Hugs,

    Gina Luna

    Please visit My World for a chance to win one of seven Art Dolls!

    http://inginasworld.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a fantastic giveaway! Please enter my name in your draw and come enter mine #750 on the ride. - Krystal (Kryssi01@msn.com)

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  16. what an absolutely awesome giveaway - please enter me ;) love the whole idea of owoh!! hugs!!

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  17. Just love your altered book. Thanks for the cahnce to win.

    Connie(chubmoma@verizon.net)

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  18. Lovely giveaway and I know what you mean about the inner voice, being a poet! Please come by my blog and enter to win!

    Valrie@
    http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

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  19. What a sweet giveaway,just love it! Please count me in!~~Becky

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  20. Lisa, you did a beautiful job on your altered book. I know what you mean about being shy but the joy from playing and creating gets you past all that. Love your post and your introduction. Glad I'm getting to meet you through this fun giveaway. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your encouraging words. Can't wait to see more of what you do.

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  21. Love your blog. Love your energy (you don't sound shy at all!). Love your altered book. Love your profile photo. I used to attend relaxing hatha yoga classes, then had another baby, did nothing for 3 years, then took up Moksha (HOT) yoga in January -- just about killed me! But am getting used to the sound of my own sweat & only occasionally feel like vomiting during class now! (I'm KIDDING -- it's GREAT! - esp. for someone who is freezing cold all winter long) Visit me (#874) for an Angel Card Reading giveaway.

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  22. Hi Lisa, what a lovely idea and post you have. I love the altered book. I'd love to win. I absolutely love your gifts. Please take time to visit my blog, too, for a chance to win my book, 16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood. I'm working on getting all the country flags. I promise to revisit your's too.

    #784
    http://blog.barbaracagle.com
    www.barbaracagle.com

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  23. please enter me... wonderful giveaway...

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  24. Lisa, your altered book is gorgeous. No need to be shy about it, but I totally understand because I feel the same with my own stuff. You put lots of neat details about who you are. I should have thought to do that.Thanks for suggesting I come over and check out your OWOH also.
    Sandi

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  25. Lisa,I don't know if I could ever give away my very first altered book!You are quite generous in spirit.thanks for the chance to win your treasure!Sue
    Salut15@aol.com

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  27. what a cute giveaway! please enter my name!

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  28. Oh your altered book is beautiful! Thanks for the chance! Grab your carpet and stop by my blog! #792

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  29. What a wonderful altered book. Please include me in your giveaway.
    jodaeodesign@gmail.com

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  30. WOW! Your altered book is sooo marvelous! Can't wait to see the beauty inside! You are so talented! I'd love to bring it home with me! Please sign me up!

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  31. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#92 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :)

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  32. I would love to be included in your drawing.
    Sandra

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  33. Love your giveaway! Please count me in. Thanks!

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  34. Greetings & Salutations,
    Enchanting Altered Book OWOH Giveaway!
    Lovely Work & Blog.

    Scary Dreams ~ Not nightmares, there is a difference. Scary Dreams are future warnings from silly to important events yet to come. No fears anymore when I take heed...

    For a little Glitter & Magic fly by my blog
    #242 On The List @:
    http://todaysgold.com

    Cosmic Blessings´¨)
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Lyndy Ward

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  35. Dear Lisa, it's a pleasure to meet you through One World One Heart. Your inner artist HAS blossomed, as this piece you are offering is just beautiful. :) I hope that you will come and pay me a visit on your magic carpet journey:
    http://www.faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world.html
    Sincerely,
    Theresa #263
    theresamacnaughton@gmail.com

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  36. What wonderful work! Thank you so much for your giveaway!

    Amy, OWOH #680/681
    artsyrockerchick@aim.com
    BackseatWriter.com

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  37. It is a lovely book and I would look after it. Good to meet you on the journey. Come and check out my offer on 1038

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  38. i love the quote you used for your blog. this altered book is a wonderful giveaway! i would love to win it. i've been wanting to make one myself but haven't gotten round to doing it.

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  39. Lisa, I loved reading about you! You sound like a girlfriend I would like in real life :) So glad we found each other through blogging.

    Please enter me, your altered book is lovely.

    Shona
    ps, I added you to my blog list, will you add me to yours?

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  40. loved reading about you and your altered book is really gorgeous!

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  41. Hi. I can tell you my greatest fear right now is the up coming moving from our house and from the country. I done it before, but it just adds to the my worry as I know what is a head of my.

    I would love adding your altered book to my small collection of art.

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  42. Swooping in today from Alabama to see YOU!! What a journey I have had so far on my Magic Carpet Ride. So many wonderful people...so many talented artist (and oh my YES..some kindred spirits found)

    All the wonderful giveaways...I have always believed that any gift made or given from the heart to another is giving a piece of yourself. I would be honored if you would enter my name.

    Please stop by my place, Southern Ooaks #760, on your next ride. Have some Sweet Iced tea...look around and then enter for one of my gifts from the heart.

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  43. Wow, what a stunning giveaway!! I love altered art! Off to have another look at your fabby blog!
    You are welcome to visit my Blog and enter my giveaway. #1041
    Jan x

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  44. Fantastic giveaway! I love it.
    Your work is brilliant.

    Please enter my name! Pop over to my blog (#59 on the magic carpet) for a chance to win, too! :D

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  45. I, too, love altered books and the one you are offering is just gorgeous!

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  46. Hello from Georgia, USA!! I'm really having fun flying from blog to blog and seeing so much talent!
    I'm new to the art world and overwhelmed by all the different kinds of art I might could learn.
    Please enter me and thank you for your generosity!

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  47. Fabulous giveaway. I'm more of a sewer and a knitter. This was the first year I had heard of OWOH and all of these altered books and mixed media pieces I've been seeing have tempted me to try something myself.

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  48. What a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me in it. What a beautiful work!
    Thank you and have a lovely day!

    Mari
    marilavado (at) gmail.com

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  49. Hi, Lisa, what a fantastic and generous giveaway. When I imagine all the work and effort you put in it! Thanks a lot for giving me the chance to win it. Have a nice day and take care. Kind regards from snowy Germany, Jutta

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  50. I love altered books, and yours will make a great giveaway - please add my name to your list.

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  51. Well, the cover looks fantastic so far, so I imagine the rest of the book will follow in suit! This is wonderful! I hope you get a chance to come on over and enter mine, too! #222

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  52. Greetings from Salem ! Such fun traveling by magic carpet to visit new and old friends. lovely giveaway please enter me too! Susan
    pedolbailey@msn.com
    I invite you to visit my blog giveaway I have fresh baked brownies and cinnamon tea prepared for my visitors! seasonalwhimsies.blogspot.com

    americanholidayartists.com

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  53. love your blog! and your giveaway :) come and visit me and maybe you'll win a felt pouch or bracelet! Plus, my blog is super cool.
    Beth
    http://threetrees-art.blogspot.com

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  54. Hi! I'm new here (I followed the trail left by a certain set of Dirty Footprints), but I'd love to enter your giveaway!

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  55. WOW!!! What a beautiful giveaway, would love to be entered in your draw. Your blog is lovely.
    debby

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  56. Your book looks fabulous! Please enter my name!

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  57. Hi,

    I like how your profile picture is upside down. :) Your book is lovely -- it would be an honor to win it. And, yes, I am sure it's perfect! (I know all about this problem though. LOL!)

    If a glass bead necklace sounds good, you might want to visit my blog. It would be a pleasure to welcome you there. :)

    Greetings from Munich,
    Birgit
    swappinghowdies@yahoo.de
    # 849

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  58. What a great giveaway! Please enter me for a chance to win.

    If you have time and have not yet done so, please come and visit mine (154 on the magic carpet)
    Greetings from bonny Scotland and enjoy the ride!

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  59. What a lovely creation you have chosen for your first giveaway! It is nice to get to know you. Keep creating - you have talent! Thanks for the chance to win! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

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  60. Hi dear!!! I like your idea! It’s very Awesome! I wish to ALL who will participate in this wondefull give-away, Big Good Luck! Yohooooo! ;)

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  61. I would love to win!
    Thanks for a lovely stop on the magic Carpet ride!
    Outrageous joy,
    Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
    #111 on the blog tour!

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  62. What a lovely giveaway!
    Thank you for letting me enter.

    meagan515 *at* yahoo *dot* com

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  63. I love your handmade book! :D
    Please count me in your draw and come and visit my blog too and enter my giveaway as well!
    Warmest regards
    from a cold and snowy Sweden! Brrr...! We didn´t have this much snow for over hundred years here in the countryside of Dalarna.
    Susan, nr 821

    susanlotus@gmail.com

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  64. i would like to participate in the give away part of the giveaway also.
    i just discovered your blog
    beautiful
    the message of your book speaks to my heart
    "and she learned to grow"
    and grow and grow....
    keep creating
    your work is amazing!!!
    much aloha
    http://windyspringsart.blogspot.com
    foursurfers808@yahoo.com

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  65. Lovely work...#1092 please enter me.. :)
    readernutcase@msn.com

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  66. What a gorgeous artwork, Lisa !
    I`m happy to have a chance of winning your wonderful giveaway.
    Please visit mine as well (I´m number 17 !!!)
    Thanks and best wishes
    MARTINA from Stuttgart/Germany

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  67. What a great give-away event, please count me in!
    Greetings from the Netherlands.

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  68. Thanks so much i would love to win the lovely book
    and Please stop by #904 on the Magic Carpet ride
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  69. Your work is gorgeous! http://awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com/a_whimsical_bohemian/one-world-one-heart.html

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  70. *´*•.¸ ★•*´*•Superb!•*´*•★¸.•*´*•

    Please count me in!

    XOXO

    Rich Witch

    Please visit me for a chance to win a Most Magical Prize at:

    http://rich-witch.blogspot.com/

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  71. Please enter me in your lovely giveaway, then stop by for a visit and a chance to win my hearts.... #649

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  72. Hi from New York! I enjoyed reading a little about you and the book looks great so far! Please include me in your giveaway! Hope you can stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #344

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  73. What a lovely giveaway and such a treat visiting your blog! Please include me in your drawing and be sure to stop by #633 and enter mine.

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  74. I LOVE THIS!!!! It is just TOO wonderful! I'm number 295!~~~XXOO, Beth
    www.elizabethholcombe.typepad.com

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  75. Great art! Thanks.
    Please come to my blog, just click on the OWOH logo and it will take you to my giveaway!
    Good luck to both of us!
    Flor

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  76. I’d love to be entered in your drawing.
    Stop by my blogs to be entered in mine.

    WW

    http://www.thefrogprincess-ww.blogspot.com/ #577
    http://www.weinkswonders.blogspot.com/ #602

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  77. That is beautiful.
    ~Cassie angelandspot(at)yahoo.com

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  78. Hi from Pennsylvania. Beautiful book! Hope I win. Thanks for offering it.

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  79. Love your book & love your philosophy ... glad to get a chance to discover your blog. I have had a blog for awhile, but each time I start, I chicken out and don't post. It is lovely to read such honesty and beauty! I have added myself as a follower, and maybe, just maybe, you can help encourage me to write by reading your wonderful words.

    Thank you for allowing me to participate in your giveaway.

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  80. What a wonderful blog and terrific giveaway! I am so inspired by you to get blogging! It is a huge challenge and pretty "scary" to just do it!
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your draw.
    Please count me in!
    *smiles*
    Carol

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  81. It's a gorgeous book! Please enter my name in your drawing, too. Thanks!

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  82. What an unusual giveaway! Very interesting!patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com. Do drop by my blogs too if you haven't already! http://patsypat.blogspot.com/
    http://hebrewsthirteen3.blogspot.com/

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  83. What a fantastic giveaway, I'd love to win it! I’m also participating in One World One Heart. Please come by my blog and leave a comment to have a chance to win what I'm giving away.
    Cheryl
    http://cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com/

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  84. "She" is wonderful; slightly poignant in that my own wee 'she' has just turned 18 and having some drama trauma issues that tug at my heart. Oh, that she could be small and innocent and full of enchantment again.........

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  85. What a wonderful altered book and such a generous giveaway, I know how m,any hours go into these, oh yes please include me, a fear I am overcoming! well starting anyway is to open an etsy shop, stop on by giveaway if you have time #86

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  86. Wow - that looks like some powerful stuff and beautiful may I add.

    I hope you'll stop by Wishing Penny #916

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  87. Beautiful book.

    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

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  88. Awesome book. Please enter me in the draw. #1039

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  89. Gorgeous! I love handmade books too, as you'll see on my blog :)

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  90. I love you book! Thank you for your generous giveaway. I hope you are enjoying the carpet ride too! Please be sure to visit my blog at #833! Rebecca in Connecticut, USA
    ningmarie(at)aol.com

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  91. Your giveaway is terrific! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks for participating in the OWOH event.

    visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

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  92. such a lovely offering!
    please drop by my blog #774!
    blessings,
    abigail

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  93. Please add my name to the hat. :o)

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  94. Great giveaway! Please add me to your drawing and thank you for your generosity.

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  95. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

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  96. Oh yes, please, I would so love to win your gorgeous altered book:-) If you haven't already, make sure you come over and enter my giveaway, I'm #116! Thank you!! xox

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  97. Why hesitant? Altered books ROCK! And yours looks great, indeed! I hope you'll show off more after your very lucky winner is announced.
    Glad you joined the Ride!
    carapacenator(at)gmail.com
    www.caramakes.blogspot.com
    OWOH Ticket Holder #21

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  98. What a wonderful and unique book. Someone will be thrilled to win this, I certainly would be.
    Thanks for the chance

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  99. I hope I am the lucky winner of this beautiful awesome book. Thanks for joining in and do stop over to my giveaway when you can:) Blessings, Jenna Louise

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  100. My magic carpet brought me to you and I'm so glad it did. Feel free to park yours in my neck of the woods. http://spiceandallthatsnice.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html
    Julie in Texas

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  101. WOW! What a gorgeous altered book -- I would LOVE to win it! Visit me (#874) for an Angel Card Reading giveaway.

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  102. That is a beautiful Book Lisa, please count me in.
    When you get a moment, fly by my blog on your magic carpet, I am
    OWOH #907.
    It is so very very nice to meet you.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH.

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  103. Looks wonderful. I gave away my very first altered book as well! Kindred spirits!
    Stop by my giveaway as well #257

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  104. this is ** alter-riffic** fantastic job.. donq quit... thanks for the opportunity.. .. t c
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  105. What a wonderful offering. Glad I took a peek at your blog. Count me in.

    Regina :>
    jtrt143@aol.com

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  106. Wondeful! Yes, please add me to your drawing!

    And if you'd like to be in my drawing, please visit me at: http://www.ofkells.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  107. Thank you for participating in OWOH. And for your giveaway.

    I actually have 2 giveaways at my blog, the OWOH one and a bonus giveaway. Feel free to enter both.
    http://www.goodbadandgottahave.com/search/label/giveaway

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  108. Hi...I'm a bit wind blown as I just flew in on the Magic Carpet from Canada... Whew!
    Love your blog and your prize is
    certainly one I hope I win!!
    Thanks for entering my name for a chance to win.
    Hop on the carpet and come see me. My prize is a beaded bracelet done by "moi"
    I'm #362
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  109. LOVE your book! It's gorgeous! I still haven't gotten my collage work to flow but I'm going to keep at it. :-) Thanks for the inspiration!
    visit me at #1029 if you get a chance.

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  110. i find the whole idea of altered boooks so fascinating. Would love to win yours and find out more about it.

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  111. i love altered books as well!!
    your is so sweet would love to win it.
    please fly on over ot my blog and enter my giveaway as well
    catie

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  112. What a sweet give-away you have...I'd love to enter! Your book is just gorgeous, I'd be honored to win...If you haven't done so already, I'm giving away some goodies as well #135, so please visit my blog and enter mine if you'd like! Thank you, and blessings and love from New Zealand!

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  113. Hi from England! This is sooo beautiful and I would truly cherish it! Please enter my name, thank you :)

    Please visit my blog at #711 on the magic carpet to win a designer Cath Kidston bag, handmade by me!

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  114. Hello Lisa! It's nice to meet you :) I love the giveaway you have prepared :) And one of the fears that I overcame lately is my fear of getting too close with a person. I've decided that this year I'd be more open to people around me and not be emotionally shut down :)

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  115. this is gorgeous.
    Do keep in mind that we are our own worst critics
    and have to learn to "let go " of things and just let your crafting instinct take over.

    please count me in,
    my magic carpet number is # 397

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  116. So nice to meet you and visit your blog. Please add me to the drawing for your giveaway. I'd love for you to come visit me when you have the time!

    cherryjane65@yahoo.com

    http://cherryjane65.blogspot.com

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  117. Flying in from Wisconsin...

    Your book is heavenly! Please enter me in the draw, and if you get a chance, fly over to my blog (#922) to win my necklace! Well, I'm on my way to the next magical destination...

    Hugs and Happiness,
    Heavenly Humor
    hippiehello@live.com

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  118. Greetings from Virginia.
    Oh wow... what a beautiful altered book! Great blog you have too! Please enter my name into your fabulous drawing for a chance to win.

    Also, I would love for you to stop by my blog to enter my giveaway - #548.
    Thanks,
    Jenn

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  119. love love love altered books :0)

    http://thisishowiroll-susan.blogspot.com/

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  120. Hello from southern California. Good to have you as a traveling companion on the journey. One World, One Heart.
    Yasmin
    y.sabur@yahoo.com

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  121. What a wonderful book. I am a BIG fan of altered books, and have been somewhat reluctant to plunge into one myself. I'd very much like to win, maybe that would 'spur' me into trying it myself!

    Pop over to my blog, if you'd like, and check out my giveaway, and enter if you'd like. Feel free to browse around, pop on from time to time and get to know me.. I'm going to with you!!!

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  122. What a great giveaway...and an encouraging book to have. I love the way you embellished it, made it look all vintage like. Beautiful.

    Please be sure to check out my giveaway with this OWOH event at http://calkatthejewelryjunkie.blogspot.com. #475

    Bright blessings from Las Vegas, NV
    calkat_etsy@live.com

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  123. Your collage art is great! I would love to be the winner of your giveaway...please include me. Then come on over and enter mine too!

    (#185 A Vintage Cottage Home)

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  124. OH MY GOSH. I'm in LOVE. Yep, shouting it loudly. In love with your art. Would love to own this book you put so much time and effort into.

    My OWOH stop on the magic carpet ride is # 79.

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  125. Pleased to meet you Lisa. Your altered books are amazing xJ

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  126. hi there, cannot believe this is your first altered book, it is great. You sound like my kinda person, especially the bit about your home being a "controlled mess"- love it. I admire you for your running/cycling, my hubby has taken that up too. Good luck with your events and please enter me in your draw
    #631
    x

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  127. Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win. Please add my name to your wonderful drawing! I'm #206 on the magical OWOH ride! Please come visit if you haven't already! Lisa :)

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  128. Beautiful giveaway! Please count me in.
    Come to enter my giveaway if you haven't already (i'm #481) =D

    Let's continue the ride on the magic carpet!

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  129. your giveaway is truly beautiful , please count me in.
    if you havent been already my blog no is 938....jenxo

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  130. Hi Lisa ! It is great to meet you and your inner artist ! I see that you are taking Connie's Art Journal Love Letters Class - that should help your artist self gain a lot of courage ! I will be playing along too !
    Thanks for the chance to win your hand made goodies. So sweet.
    Enjoy the OWOH adventure ! See in Love Letter Land !

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  131. great giveaway - please count me in =) i hope you have a chance to stop by my blog too!

    OWOH #866

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  132. Your book is gorgeous!What a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    OWOH necklace giveaway

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  133. What a lovely giveaway! You did a beautiful job! Please enter me in your contest and come over to my blog-#35 and enter mine if you wish. Thanks!
    www.diadsie.wordpress.com

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  134. Wow! What a great giveaway. Love it :) Nice to meet you!

    Lydia (Beauty Will Surely Save the World)

    OWOH #1055

    lydiaohlydiaart@yahoo.com

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  135. Hi Lisa, I LOVE your altered book. My first one is what led me to start working on canvas, it was a great way to experiment with different art techniques. I want to do another one soon, it's such a personal journey..how can you give it away! I would be honored :) and hope you make many more.
    Best wishes from Tennessee #1035

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  136. Your altered book is lovely!

    http://leslie-mylifeandtimes.blogspot.com/

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  137. Hi Lisa, I am so happy that i stopped by! I think that your book is really special and a perfect message.
    I am looking forward to visiting again;)
    Cheers from Cleveland,Ohio
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  138. lovely book! and such a nice giveaway. thanks for the opportunity. this is such a fun way to meet folks. I hope you'll stop by my blog too...and hello from Florida:0)

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  139. Thanks for the chance to win, its lovely. Trianna from Victoria Canada. http://triannastreasures.blogspot.com

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  140. Hello Lisa from Victoria, Australia
    That altered book is looking good.
    I love the story line to it and would love to win it.
    Please enter me into the draw.
    Thanks Lynda
    http://taylormadeinoztales.blogspot.com/
    lyndat65attpgdotcomdotau

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  141. Hi from Ireland. What a lovely giveaway. Please count me in.

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  142. Don't let your inner artist be shy!!!!!
    She's making a fantastic book I'd love to win her!
    You've written such a great post.
    Art is so personal, there is no good or bad art, you either like it or you don't. Which is fair enough isn't it? It wouldn't be any fun if we were all the same. So on that basis; you keep making whatever your heart tells you too. :-)

    Please count me in.
    I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and enter my give away here
    Thank you so much for your generosity and I hope you have a wonderful year blogging with all your new friends.
    Gini (Entry #1040)
    xx
    A Little Bit of Shiny Blog

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  143. What a treasure this is! There are just too many shoulda, coulda, wouldas. Good for you for overcoming them and finding your creative spirit. It's not on my blogs anywhere, but I'll tell you that I've had panic/anxiety attacks in the past and overcome them, for the most part anyway. I was recently reminded that I am still a bit sensitive to certain details of the events of Good Friday. It is what it is and I will go on. We all have things to work through.

    Thanks for the entry. I'm #836 http://evolutionofagardener.wordpress.com/ .

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  144. Please enter my name. :0) I am also having a giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter. #1025

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  145. How Generous of you ! I'd love to be entered ♥

    Missy ~ Winnipeg , Canada
    http://misfitmomma.blogspot.com/
    seksi_missy at hotmail dot com

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  146. Beautiful altered book with a great message. I'm shy too and have a difficult time sharing anything personal with my blog friends and my daily life friends. I have a perfectionist problem too and have to work on overcoming that or I never have anything perfect enough.

    I am having so much fun on this blog hopping adventure, checking out the amazingly creative people. Please add my name to you giveaway.

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  147. I would love to win your fabulous book! Please visit my blog too when you get a chance!
    Nina in San Diego
    http://voicesinmybighead.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-international-blog.html#comments

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  148. Very nice! Please count me in.

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  149. Greetings from Las Vegas!

    Your work is lovely and so is your blog. We would be SO excited to win! Thanks for having us over to visit.

    Please stop by for a magickal giveaway - #467 http://ametistadea.blogspot.com
    Bright Blessings,
    Carrie & Kathy

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  150. Lovely little altered book, I really like the sentiments in it! Please count me in, and don't forget to drop by my blog to join my giveaway as well, I'm #592! :)

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  151. Lisa, your altered book is awesome. I too love doing projects like that. I am so impressed with your fitness goals. I have always wanted to do a triathlon but the swimming part scares me. Good luck on your upcoming races. Come visit my blog and giveaway if you get a chance.

    Jennifer
    3reeddotters.blogspot.com

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  152. What a charming and insightful looking book this appears to be! Please count me in on your
    drawing for it.

    *smiles*

    Sue
    #162 on OWOH list

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  153. Hi from Minnesota.
    Wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win! (I'm #811)
    HBKHotie1@msn.com

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  154. Your contribution to OWOH is great! :)

    -Caitlin
    caitlin_thalken@yahoo.com

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  155. Oh so inspiring! :)

    Christina from Manila, Philippines here! Nice to meet you!

    I hope you can also drop by #615 on these last hours!
    http://calej.blogspot.com

    ♥ Blessings! ♥
    calejbitsvyk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  156. How pretty. I would love to be entered into you drawing. So glad OWOH brought me to your blog. :-)

    Michelle
    mouse1996@gmail.com

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  157. What a wonderful giveaway. Please include us in your drawing and stop by our spot for your chance to win. ~elisha~
    http://chuckandlisha.blogspot.com

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  158. Your book is wonderful. You've found a great medium to express yourself! Thank you for the chance to win it! I hope you'll come by my blog and enter my giveaway, #95!

    Have fun riding the magic carpet!

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  159. What a generous lovely give away! It is very nice to meet you! Please enter me! Visit me at my blog http://dailycreationsbykarenbenvenuti.blogspot.com/

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  160. This is absolutely amazing altered book!

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  161. Your altered book is so beautiful and inspirational. You are so kind to share it.
    As a person with agoraphobia, I have all kinds of irrational fears to overcome - and I am working on that one day at a time.
    Thank you for hopping aboard this magic carpet ride.
    Hugs from ON, Canada
    Heidi
    blog #258
    heidig@gmail.com

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  162. Hi Lisa, very nice to meet you. Like you I am having a lot of fun on The Magic Carpet Ride. It is very nice of you to give away an altered book you did. I love the genre. Please add me to your drawing. I am # 26.

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  163. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  164. Oh wow, what a work of art! Please enter me in your awesome giveaway.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn
    www.DollsEtc.blogspot.com
    mcgoo4@gmail.com

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  165. greetings from isle lamotte, vermont
    please add my name to the list
    thanks for sharing
    michele

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  166. I would love to be your winner!

    Stop by OWOH # 653 to enter my drawing.

    hoerauf(at)comcast(dot)net

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  167. Greetings from Canada, it is wonderful to 'meet' you. You sure have an interesting life!
    thanks for offering up this gorgeous book of yours! I would be so honored to win :-)
    I'm # 650 on the magic carpet if you get the chance to stop by

    xoxo
    betty

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  168. cute little book

    misaacmom at gmail dot com
    #752 OWOH ticket holder

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  169. FABULOUS offering!! Please enter my name in your drawing :) What a FUN event...enjoy the ride!!

    Angie--Southeast, Texas #57
    www.angiehallhaviland.typepad.com

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  170. Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. What a fun blog to visit on the magic carpet. Thank you for sharing!

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  171. I'm following you!!!

    nice blog.:)

    WONDERFUL giveaway!!!

    Please toss my name in the hat!

    I am NEW to blogging (http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/) but not to art.

    Come visit me #1089

    Be well and Be warm :)

    Greetings from the New Jersey Shore, USA
    Susan

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  172. Lovely altered book. I will be following you now. I'm #736 so please visit when you can. thyme4giving@yahoo.com

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  173. Hi Lisa, I'm Lisa :-) Beautiful book you made! I've overcome my fear of sharing my art by creating a blog. Now here I am meeting so many wonderful bloggers and artists. Isn't life grand?

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  174. Happy Valentine's Day! What a gorgeous giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Check out my blog...#792

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  175. Hi Lisa! Your giveaway is fabulous! I would love a chance to win! Please add my name to your drawing. Thank you so much for your sweet visit! Lisa :)

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  176. Simply lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Do visit me at #976 (http://singtatter-corner.blogspot.com), if you haven't, to win a personalised tatted nametag!

    munfoong5 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  177. I love your work! and I'm so happy you decided to join in the fun of One World One Heart! with any luck I'll get to see your altered book up close and personal!

    Thanks!

    moniquelk at yahoo dot com

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  178. Seriously, are you really giving away this lovely book ? I would so love to win; please count me in ! Brgds fm OWOH no 451

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  179. very cool- please enter me in your drawing

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  180. Very awesome!

    briannarocko@yahoo.com

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  181. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE WONDERFUL PARTICIPANTS!

    ENTRY for this giveaway is NOW CLOSED.

    I'll be drawing a winner (!!) as soon as I brush all of this snow off. :)

    GOOD LUCK - AND THANK YOU AGAIN!!

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