Friday, October 15, 2010

Monster Mash blog hop: Monster MAG-ness with Cricut Imagine !!!


Hello there !!! I hope you got here from http://www.scrapbookaholic.blogspot.com/  because that would mean you are on the right track! LOL. Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays: love the colors, the magic, the weather, the fun ... the treats. This hop is a real challenge, because I was asked to create a Halloween craft with my Cricut Imagine and at this moment there is not a single Imagine cartridge with a Halloween theme. So, since the Cricut Imagine accepts cartridges designed for the Cricut Expression I took those cartridges and installed them into my Imagine. I worked the shapes by coloring them with the colors and patterns of my Imagine cartridges, as I will illustrate shortly. And let me tell you: THE IMAGINE MADE THIS PROJECT SO MUCH FUN AND EASY !!! THE IMAGINE ROCKS !
When making crafts out of cardstock, I like to make things that will last. The craft I made for today's blog hop is a set of monsters that have a magnet on the back (hence the name Monster MAG-ness), so that you can use them on your refrigerator door or any other place you wish to decorate with them.

What did I use to make my Monster magnets ???

Lets do it ! :
  • Cut your chipboard shapes on your Cricut Expression, using Multicut (3X)
  • glue togetter two chipboard shapes if the cut out shape is to flimsy.
  • First, insert your Imagine cartridge into the Imagine. Once the machine has accepted it, insert the "regular" cartridge.
  • Select the images you want to cut from the PDDU cartridge.
  • Now, select the little icon that will take you to use the Imagine More cartridge, from which you will add color to your shapes.
  • Select the image you want to EDIT.
  • This image will show up and you will tap on the "pencil" image. Now, choose your size, color, etc.
  • Once on the "MAT SCREEN" tap on the images layed out on the mat for further editing. In this occasion, I tapped the copy symbol, as seen in the picture. It takes a few seconds, but it will make an identical copy of the shape selected.
    • This is how my first images came out.
    • How cool is this??? This are most of the cuts I needed for my project, as I am making extra Monster magnets to give away. SUPER fast, SUPER fun and, SUPER easy. I LOVE MY CRICUT IMAGINE !!!!
  • Cover the chipboard cut shapes with the colored shapes made on the Imagine.
  • Stamp faces with Peachy Keen Stamps
  • HAVE FUN DRESSING UP YOUR MONSTERS !!! ... And glue a round magnet on the back. Look at what my Monster magnet is holding on my refrigerator !!! LOL







BLog CaNdY: Leave a comment at the end of my post and, you will have the chance to win a $15.00 gift card from Oh My Crafts. This winner will be chosen Wednesday and the name published Thursday. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL SO THAT I HAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU.

BLOG CANDY GRAND PRIZE: Scrap' n Tote  (link with product info: http://cricutcartridgestorage.com/) For this prize, you must leave a comment on each blog.

Ok. So now run to see what's waiting for you over at http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ !!!!

Here is the list of all the Super cool, talented ladies taking part on this blog hop. It is kind of a map in case you get lost.




http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/ Host of this blog hop.
http://thescrapbookingqueen.blogspot.com/
http://neverfullpricescrapbooking.blogspot.com/
http://almabrooksblog.blogspot.com/
http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/
http://www.scrapbookaholic.blogspot.com/
http://dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/ THAT'S ME !!!!
http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
http://www.scrappingsweets.blogspot.com/

137 comments:

  1. Very cute project! It sure makes me jealous for the cricut imagine..LOL.
    daladypej@gmail.com

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  2. Great choice to make them strong and who wouldn't love your extra touches on the faces!!

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  3. that is really cute... thanks for sharing....

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

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  4. These are so cute. I just love the expressions on their faces. So fun. TFS

    erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

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  5. How cute are these little guys! I love their little faces!

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  6. Will try this with the kids, thanks for sharing this cool idea!

    Kristin - www.CreatingWithScrapbooks.com

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  7. LOVE THOSE MAGNETS!!!!! Good idea for kids to do too!!!!

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  8. These are so cute! I love them, thanks for sharing this great idea!

    Erika V.

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  9. What a great idea and I collect ref. magnets now I have all kinds of things running in my head to make some more for my fridge :-) blanphear@yahoo.com

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  10. What a awesome idea. the kids would love those magnets. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love those faces. Isn't this fun?! :) Janis

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  12. These are so cute! I'm glad to know the Imagine is this versatile...I may buy one yet! Thanks for the chance to win. karelj.blogspot.com

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  13. So Cute! Love the Peechy Keen Faces! making them into magnets is a nifty idea!

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  14. Love your cute Halloween cut outs and adorable way the Imagine color them in for you...
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us all...
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  15. Love your faces! Great project. TFS

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  16. these are so cute. Thanks for the instructions. I think I am going to have to make magnets like these.

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  17. Oh, they are so cute and such a great idea. My DD and DS love to play with magnets. TFS

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  18. What an awesome & cheap idea!! VERY CUTE! I am a follower and would like to thank you for a chance to win!

    Terrie B
    terriennz@att.net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for all the detailed instructions. I just got the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and can't wait to use it. TFS and for the chance to win.

    Trisha
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  20. Awwe, I love these! Thanks for the instructions. I wish I had that cart :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  21. You magnets are adorable!! Love them! Thanks!

    alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

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  22. These are adorable. Love their faces. Great job

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  23. These are so cute, you make me want an Imagine more and more. Thanks for sharing.
    littigfamily @ yahoo dot com

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  24. Your little monsters are so-o cute!! And thank you for posting such detailed instructions--I have to try these!!
    banditsmom32 at hotmail dot com

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  25. I love that they are magnets! Thanks for sharing

    missyb22@hotmail.com

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  26. Your Monsters are adorable.You have Great instructions for this projects.Thanks for sharing.

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

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  27. I had no desire to get an Imagine until I saw what you did with it. The magnets are way cute, thanks for sharing

    tresbebe at hotmail dot com

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  28. Love that Imagine cant wait to get one :-)

    chelacreates@gmail.com
    www.chelacreates.blogspot.com

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  29. such a cute idea I can not wait to make some!!!! Thanks for sharing
    ~lori

    gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  30. What cute little spooky guys you made! Thanks for being a part of this hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  31. Those little monsters can come to my house any day. They are adorable. Terri lpeanut1975 at aol dot com

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  32. What a great idea. I will have to try the whole cereal box thing, great way to save money. Love your project
    scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

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  33. Very cute project , I love it.
    great Idea.
    TFS and he chance to win.
    Patty
    dreamcard@hotmail.com

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  34. Love the magnets!! Too cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    hugs, Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream(dot)net
    www.scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com

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  35. What a great project! I am just amazed that you can move back and forth and use both machines. That is awesome!

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  36. Thanks for the great idea. And the extra chance to win!!!

    Ursulasd@aol.com

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  37. Awesome! Its great to get Imagine inspiration! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    Lindsay
    lindsaykay2@gmail.com

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  38. Cute idea......This makes me wish I had the imagine...Thanks for sharing and a chance to win some blog candy...

    jennlbrown1977@yahoo.com

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  39. Super cute projects! Thanks for sharing!
    carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

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  40. You did a great job on your project, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win!!

    http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

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  41. Very cool project!! I love it!! Thank's for a chance to win!!

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  42. Fun project...I love the colors and patterns you used to decorate your spooks! PDDU is one of my fave carts!

    ~Sharon C.
    sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

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  43. Love the fridge magnets idea...I have to make a trip to get this cart...has so many possibilities. Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  44. Your magnets are Adorable!! Love this idea. I'm following you now and would love to be included in your giveaway. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  45. i love fridge magnets they are awsome!
    gad1974@windstream

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  46. these are spootacular. just love them. dont have all your machines but will be tryin these.

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  47. I wish there's Cricut Imagine at my house now~~ Super cute monster magnets!! love them!

    jieying90@hotmail.com
    http://uniquely-crafts.tumblr.com

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  48. What a cute idea with the magnets!! Might need to do that to make them last longer :-)

    calbekah@aol.com

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  49. Oh my!! What cute monsters, especially the eyes.
    marionment@msn.com

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  50. WOW....fabulous. Those little guys are all so adorable.

    TFS,
    Erin
    spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  51. What a cute idea Magnet's LOVE IT!

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  52. sooooo cute :-) love your faces! Great project. TFS

    shelley

    lostnwa98 at frontier dot com

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  53. I love seeing what people have done with the regular cartridges and the Imagine. Your magnets are adorable (especially with their lil PK faces)! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Tara
    tray83 at yahoo dot com

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  54. I love your magnets - such a cute idea!

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  55. Love all your little Halloween friends! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. what a great idea...you could even put the magnet on a paper clip and attach the paper doll to the paper clip so you can use it to hold more papers on the fridge. I envy you since you have an imagine, you can do way more!!! Getting it would make me nervous cuz I've never had luck with HP printers... :(

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  57. This is so cute. Thanks for the instructions.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

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  58. Those turned out adorable! Thanks for participating.

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  59. Your magnets are super cute! Great idea too...I wouldn't have thought of that! TFS
    tracygp@comcast.net

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  60. I love it!! I need to get my paperdoll dress up cartridge out!! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Your Magnets are great. I love this idea.

    monistamps@gmail.com

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  62. very cute I love the green witch. Ive only made a couple things with my imagine, I need to get on it LOL !!!
    scrappinwithmybug.com

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  63. Your magnets are super cute... oops super spooky. I really like that idea. I'll try to make a few this weekend.

    yianthony at yahoo dot com

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  64. Awesome magnets! My mom just got PDDU and neither of us have tried it yet... I may have to go borrow it this weekend. :-)

    ~ JD ~
    jdykstra5606{at}gmail{dot}com

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  65. What a great idea! Magnets! Way to take paper crafting out of the box.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  66. SWEET! I just love those PK Stamps.

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  67. very cute! I love those PK stamps.

    twgarman@comcast.net

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  68. I have wanted to make magnets forever! I really need to get on that:-) Thanks for sharing.
    Jessica
    (the creative stamper)
    the creative stamper@ comcast dot net

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  69. So cute! I think the mummy is my favorite! Love them!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  70. How sweet, they are adorable...
    tcbbgibson@gmail.com

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  71. such cute little tricker treaters!
    wendy.roos2boys@gmail.com

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  72. I love them! Thanks!
    imkksmom at gmail

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  73. What I cool idea! I love the way you used the Imagine too!!! I have to remember I ALWAYS have the perfect colors now, LOL! My e-dress is available thru my blogger profile!

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  74. I love the expressions of the characters. Thanks for sharing your fun project!

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  75. Love these magnets! My 3 yr old would have lots of fun playing on the refridgerator. Thanks for sharing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  76. Great idea using cereal boxes. I love the little people.

    owllet at comcast dot net
    Susan

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  77. Very cute magnets. Thanks for sharing
    cjtj1999 at hotmail dot com

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  78. These are so cute! I have a ton of cereal box chipboard I've been wanting to use, now I have a project! Thanks :)

    kristinscraftykitchen at gmail dot com

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  79. Very Cute. TFS
    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

    kerrysmith at rogers dot com

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  80. What a fun idea! Love it!!
    http://heidihasanidea.blogspot.com/
    winterblue73@gmail.com

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  81. I love the IMAGINE! Your projects are great. THanks for sharing them.


    Happy Scrappin'

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  82. such a cool project.. and i love that you got your chipboard from a cereal box what a great idea! thanks so much for sharing!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  83. Love the magnet idea!! You really think outside of the box!! Thank you for sharing with us!
    darla93 at yahoo dot com

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  84. I love that Idea I would love to this with letters when my little one grows up!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  85. I am so starting to save my cereal boxes those are CUTE
    Michelle
    pmfunk06@yahoo.com

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  86. Love the magnet idea they are all so cute
    EllenM
    ellenmcreations@gmail.com

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  87. So very cute!!!
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  88. Very cute Idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

    Rexann

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  89. Toostinkin cute. LOve them!!! StaceyM aka Pinksugar argento58@nc.rr.com

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  90. very cool TFS
    NYGIRL1994@yahoo.com

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  91. LOVE those fun magnets! They are super cute! I want an imagine so bad! I love how you decorated your cute monsters. TFS

    CarleyCarter@gmail.com

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  92. I've never been a googly eyes kind of crafter, but I've seen so many adorable things made lately with them! Love your creations!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com
    melissa allore at hotmail dot com

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  93. SUPER SUPER CUTE LIL MONSTERS! THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL WORK.

    LYNN.J.ANDERSON@GMAIL.COM

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  94. Love the monster magnets! Great job and thanks for sharing.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  95. aww!! those are so cute! better hurry up and enter those reward points b4 I come and get them!! TFS
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  96. what a cute spin ... not everything needs to be scary .. how cute .... autumn lilmisstypo@gmail.com

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  97. Love the magnets! Very cute and very useful! Thanks for sharing!

    Ashley
    ourwedding71809@gmail.com

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  98. Those are the cutest magnets. Love them! Thanks for the detailed instructions too.

    Julie
    Cricut Chick
    www.cricutchick.com
    cricutchick@rocketmail(dot)com

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  99. these are so cute thanks for sharing I was always gonna give this a try but haven't yet now maybe I will thanks for sharing and I always love to visit your blog very nice here Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  100. Love it all-- and the googly eyes make them PERFECT!

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  101. Love the Halloween magnets!!! Thanks for the great give-away!!! mlhagenbuch@windstream.net

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  102. Cute magnets! I forgot about the Halloween images on Paper Doll Dress Up-I'll have to use them this year.Thanks for the chance to win!

    lungtx91@gmail.com

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  103. How cute! I love the little mummy!
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win, I am already a follower.
    Bonnie c
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    a_scrap_above_(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. What adorable magnets! I wish I had an Imagine! I like the green faces. thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  105. What a way to use both your machines! Rad, thanks for sharing!

    spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

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  106. LOVE THIS! Great job, and thanks for doing this hop with me:o)

    www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
    crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

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  107. What a great idea for gift!Thanks for sharing!

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  109. Trick or Treat ....Treat love the pumpin Tray soo cute thanks for the candy

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  110. Wow, I love this, I am a new Imagine owner and just got past calibrating--so i am ready to play now. I am a follower.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  111. I love halloween too, and those cute little magnets are adorable.


    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  112. those are very cute, thanks for sharing. That is my favorite cartridge. Love paper dolls.
    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

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  113. Your monsters turned out so cute. I just bought the special "cheek" brush from Peachy keen! TFS
    xdebrax@yahoo.com

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  114. Your monsters are adorable!! Love them all!! TFS
    kel_l_mg@yahoo.com

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  115. LOVE LOVE LOVE the lil monsters....green faces and all!!!

    frlinnieog@yahoo.com

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  116. Very cute!! Love the idea! I think I will make a set of these for my daughter to play with on the fridge. She is into that right now! Thanks!

    Wendy C.
    chloecsmom@gmail.com

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  117. very cute little monsters!! thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  118. What a fun project...love all the little ghosts and goblins!! TFS
    cwayons at yahoo dot com

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  119. These are so cute. I just love the little costumes for the people. TFS.

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  120. Love the magnets...tyty4s...i'll be back

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  121. love the magnets! Too cute.

    jayne.boot@gmail.com

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  122. i love love love it. very cute .. tfs.

    weezie143@att.net

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  123. Well, I can see that I won't be able to resist getting the Dres-Up cartridge much longer. Your magnets are SO cute, thanks for sharing!

    Beki Ward at msn dot com

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  124. Thanks for doing the monsters Mash Blog hop & Marlo from Scrap ‘N Tote has generously donated one of those awsome storage systems.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

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  125. I just love your halloween magnets they are so cute. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some cool blog candy. You canreach me on my blog.

    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/

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  126. or you can reach me on my email

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

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  127. Amazing! These are so cute!

    sesanzaol.com

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  128. Very cute!

    TFS!
    Lori
    thepaisleyturtle@gmail.com

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  129. cute magnets!

    Joan
    TeamTucson22@gmail.com

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  130. OMG.....your little guys were so cute! :)

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  131. LOVE the magnets!

    hayne81@msn.com

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  132. Terrific idea to make the cutouts into magnets. I love the paperdolls!

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