Sunday, November 15, 2009

A "Thankful" & "BLACK FRIDAY" **GIVEAWAY**

Hi Everyone!! :) Whew ... what a crazy super fun month it's been so far! I've been super scrappy busy and now I'm very excited to tell you about 2 things that I have planned for the Thanksgiving Holiday!!

First ~

The Thanksgiving Holiday is almost here and I feel so blessed to have received RAKs & goodies, to have learned so much from everyone across the world and MOST importantly to have met so many wonderfully talented scrapbooking friends!! I would like to show my thankfulness and appreciation to all you super sweet and talented scrappers out there!! So, I will be doing a GIVEAWAY of a "Thankful" Mini Album kit !!! I put together a really super cute & fun kit that will be a blast to put together!! I will post picts soon :) The winner will be drawn and announced the day before Thanksgiving!!

Second thing ~

I LOVE "Black Friday" and each year I soooo look forward to all the super deals out there that are ready for me to snagged UP!! So to make my shopping even more fun this year... !! While I'm out there shopping in all that madness ... I will be picking up some extra scrapping goodies and use it for a "Black Friday Giveaway"!!! SUPER EXCITING!! :)

When I return home I will unpack my 'black friday deals', post a video and will pick a winner!!
{For anyone who isn't familiar...here's the definition: Black Friday is a term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November. Black Friday is not an official holiday..but in my book... it's "Oh heck Yeah.. I gotta have that deal"!!!}

***** Here's what you need to do to enter --- YOU GET 2 CHANCES TO WIN!!: ******

- LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST and share something fun! Anything.. what's your favorite store to shop at, a crazy Black Friday experience, best buy you recently made, WHATEVER.. just have fun!

- SUBSCRIBE to my Blog & subscribe to my YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/user/Steffogal1

If you already are a subscriber...
- Post this giveaway announcement on your blog! :) HAVE FUN!! :) AND GOOD LUCK!!!

Hope everyone's having a Happy Scrappy Time out there!! Enjoy!!

...... and SOME RANDOM RECENT PICTS TO SHARE!!


























With A Grateful Grin,
Steffogal1
















144 comments:

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  2. Yippee! I get to be the first to comment. This is a GREAT idea for Black Friday. Yea, I'm a "shopping the day after Thanksgiving" junkie too. Get up really early, take my coffee, ads and buy all kinds of Christmas gifts. Just think... I could be winning something as I shop this year!!! Awesome!! Love your blog and YouTube channel. Keep sharing PLEASE!!!!
    My link to your site...

    http://www.rubberstampsink.com/2009/11/way-to-spend-black-friday.html

    (please, please, PLEASE don't count this as two... I wanted to add the link to my website)

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  3. Ooooo! I love shopping after Thanksgiving (that is how I got my Cricut). Black Friday is also got it's name cause that is when most retailers go from the red (no profit) to the black (profit). At least that what my sister told me and she is in the retail business. Thanks for this chance Stephanie!! I subscribe to your YouTube and blog!!

    Natalie
    http://scraptacularlife.blogspot.com/

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  4. hi steph!!!
    i can't wait til' black friday! hehe. i am crossing my fingers that our local craft stores have something on my loooooooong wish list at a super duper great price! i haven't had too many black fridays off, but hopefully i'll spend this one at a craft store :)! awesome giveaways!!! i subscribed to your blog and am a subscriber to your youtube. LOVE your videos! you're such a sweet, fun person! have an awesome week!
    much aloha,
    steph :) :) :)

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  5. Yay! giveaways are so nice and that is so sweet of you!

    Let's see...my favorite store to shop at...well there is one I can only get to once a year because it is near San Diego and I don't get down there much Cool Scrapbook Stuff.....I tell you that store is so jam packed with stuff that you need a whole day to shop there! Locally I only have M's and J's and well those are hit and miss kinda stores.

    Thanks for the chance...I am posting about your giveaway on my blog since I have already subscribed previously.

    HAVE FUN SHOPPING!

    *gina*

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  6. WOW!!! How exciting! A chance to win something on the biggest spending day of the year!!!! You are so sweet! Love your video's! I will post this on our blog since my personal one is not in use.. lol don't have time for it lately.
    http://www.lifeonthescrappyside.blogspot.com
    Barbara

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  7. Oh yeah lol My favorite store is Hobby Lobby for me ;o) and I love to shope for my son at toysrus so much fun watching all the kids starting to get excited about Chirstmas Have a fun safe Black Friday everyone!!!! ;o)

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  8. Oo my my...how exciting...me as well cannot wait for black friday...my experience last year was crazy...i stood outside at 3 in the morning at Fry's electronic to get super cool deal on a camera, camcorder, tv...games etc...so i can't can't wait for this year i'm going to wait for target lol...aniways thanks for a chance to win. love all you minis!

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  9. I'd love to find this giveaway in my mailbox one day soon.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. We don't have black friday as I come from the UK!:( But hope you all have a great time shopping!
    hugs Alyson xx

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  11. I am from the UK and we do have a black friday (any friday the 13th will do) now me and my friends all had some "bad luck that day" My friend slipped and fell. my daughter dropped her drink in a packed McDonalds (went everywhere) I got a unhappy letter and another friend had a falling out with someone.
    I cant believe you love black friday so much lol
    please enter me in the draw
    i am a subscriber on you tube ( i adore your videos..fabulouslly watchable)
    AND i am also a follower.
    I will add a link to the post as soon as i can on my blog also
    artbyjan@googlemail.com
    www.tarotwisdom.etsy.com

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  12. Stefany I really love giveaways!Giving them and receiving them!Scrapbooking makes me inventive and creative!Your blog is so ispirational!
    I am really excited at the moment because I've just ordered for my first ATG and I really can't wait to use it!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win
    love,Lena

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  13. I always work on Black Friday. There are only 3 of us who do, so we always go out for a long lunch. I do usually manage to find a deal or 2 online though...

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  14. Love Black Friday, it's the perfect way to kick-off Christmas. It's hard to pick just one favorite store; I have so many. Thanks for the RAK!

    Debbie

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  15. What a great idea an sweet offer! Subscribed and commented! :) Happy Black Friday to you!

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  16. I hope you have a great time shopping and I hope to win!!!

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  17. Never really liked the name Black Friday...I work in a small brick & mortar retail in an even smaller town, and our day after Thanksgiving is usually dismal...we figure everyone is either at Walmart or the mall. It's also my birthday on the 24th and this year is a big OMG age, so it could be a rather strange week. Winning your fabulous giveaway would certainly put a smile on my face, and maybe even change my feelings about Black Friday!! :o} *elaine*

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  18. I have only one word :AWESOME , love black friday shopping I dont usualy go to sleep outside the store but I have fun when I arrive at 5 am and see all the madness specialy at the electronic stores , this year I am hoping to get a good deal on a vacuum and some ramdon stuff and of course scrapping goodies , thanksa Stefany for your kindness

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  19. I wish we had Black Friday sales in Canada, they sound awesome, but your candy offer sounds even more awesome, looking forward to the chance to win. Your creations are beautiful.

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  20. How cute Steff you were thinking of this! Black Friday give away...aww...
    I plan to be out in the madness too! lol Hope everyone can snag some great deals! :c)
    Thanks for being super sweet~

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  21. STEFF YOU'RE THE BEST!! I personally can't go shopping on Black Friday because I manage a retail greenhouse. I will be busy making hand-tied bows and decorating custom wreaths. As I pass the shopping malls on my way to work, I giggle at those poor slobs standing in line, pushing and shoving to get a deal on a TV!!! I go home on Black Friday covered in sap and my pockets filled with balsam needles and wouldn't have it any other way!!!! Thanks for this generous giveaway. You're and awesome super sweetie!! :D

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  22. How fun!! I loooooooove Black Friday. I think the craziest shopping I ever did was at some outlet stores in SC...we went at midnight and shopped until well after 3 pm the next day! I was TIRED but found tons of deals, so it was totally worth it!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I'm already a follower and subscriber at You Tube...you rock! ;)
    - April

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  23. Hello, greetings from Poland :)
    I'm little jeallous about "Black Friday". We don't have it here. Unfortunately I can buy scrapbooking goodies only online. I am a subscriber on you tube ( i love your videos)
    and i am also a follower .
    Hugs
    Sylwia

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  24. Hi from MN!
    My favorite place to shop is Craigslist. I have found so many garafe sales and staping sales posted on Craigslist and I have gotten HUGE deals on stamping products this way. Next best would be Savers, our thrift store. I find real antique laces there and fancy buttons for just pennies! I also get paper and envelopes and ribbon there too. Next is the dollar store and then Archivers. Have a great Thanksgiving and have fun shopping black Friday!
    Jocelyn

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  25. OH thats so great! I always love love love your kits, hope I win, they look so much fun! Have a great time in the holiday season!

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  26. Yeah! oh Steph these are very cool pictures!..I have no idea if my fav. store "Archiver's" is having a black friday sale, I wish a can shop for scrapbooking supplies and perhaps get me one of those die cut machines since I don't own one YET!!..my latest purchase was a We are Memory Keepers Crop A Dile Corner Chompers I got it 30% off, it was a great deal. My husband is the one in charge to buy all the electronics-Christmas Gifts for the family hehe...TFS
    Have a great time shopping!!
    -BK

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  27. wow!! So cool and fun this black friday!!
    Thanks for sharing this with your scrappers friends around the world!!

    I never eard about the black friday and it's a good idea to put an explication of what it is!!
    you are very kind!!

    I post this giveaway annoucement in my blog right now!

    Good luck to everyone!!

    hugs xx

    Elodie

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  28. Hey Steph, You R So KIND and SWEET!!! I can't wait for Black Friday myself. I do majority of my christmas shopping on that day because of all the GREAT deals. My favorite store to shop is mostly Michael's and ACMoore. I'm waiting for christmas for my big purchase. I may have to breakdown and purchase the Cricut. Yes, I don't have it yet. I have the BigShot and perfectly happy with it. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Have a Great week and Thanksgiving :-) Friday

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  29. hi stephanie, what a great gift to give away close too thanksgiving day. and thanks for the info about black friday, you learn something new every day :), cus we dont have that in sweden,

    well something fun to share is that when i was making my recipe mini, like yours, i had no papers in my local store reallythat could fit for such mini, but at the lowest shelf i found one with a nice fish on. and i carefully cut it and glued on the mii page, i was happy and everythign was good....until i looked at back page, i had glue up side down!!! the fish looks cool now :)
    i am already a subscriber, since i love your tips and minis. my favorite is your mini that yougav eto joyce, really cute and neat mini.

    have a nice thanksgiving for later

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  30. wow! Thank you! Love all the deals on black Friday! Have a good day!

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  31. Hi stephanie !
    Thank you so much for letting us participating once again to your giveaways ! And thank you so much for your videos that I can't wait to watch ! thank you and have a nice day.

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  32. Beautiful photography, Steph!! Is that a hobby or a business? WOOP I can't wait until Black Friday!!! I'm lucky to live 10 minutes from the Mall of America and it is such a blast of savings and hot deals!!!

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  33. Love, love the photos. Every time I go shopping it feels like "Black Friday" to me. I live in Canada and we don't have black Friday, but I live on a farm and don't get to the city often. When I do it is shopping madness:)
    Thanks for the chance to win prizes.

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  34. Hi Stephanie, Love those photos, the fall is my most favourite season!! I live in Canada, so we do not have "Black Friday" :( Sounds like so much fun, I hear you can get some really great deals!!! Have fun shopping !!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Bonnie Bauer

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  35. Hi Steff,
    Here in Canada we don't have black friday and probably good thing we don't cause it could be a runaway for me lol! Someday I hope to be in the states during this event! My favorite places to shop are Michaels, Bath and Body, and Home Sense, it is kind of like your tjmaxx. Wish we had hobby lobby, joannes and big lots here though. Hope you enjoyed your shopping day! Love your videos and I am a subscriber.

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  36. Hello Stefanie,
    I have been a suscriber to your you tube channel and I am very happy with your videos! I love your style and the pics in your blog of pumpkin patch with the kids. The goat on the tractor is really funny! I use to have a pet goat...don't know what happened to my pet it just disappeared one day...I also love your haul videos it makes me wanna go shopping! lol TYFS

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  37. Have fun shopping. I can't handle the crowds so I stay home and shop on my computer. Love your videos

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  38. I love black friday! I always get together with a bunch of friends and family and we get up very early with our first stop at dunkin donuts, shop til we drop, them head to or favorite place for breakfast and chow down! I moved across the country, 3 black fridays have passed, and ive been back 2 times to keep up the tradition! thanks for the chance to win!! have fun shopping!

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  39. How fun!! What a great idea!! Ilove black friday as well and my family has a tradition of waking up a the crack of dawn and going out in all that madness to shop together! It is so much fun and of course we have to go to JC Penny to get our FREE snowglobe! LOL Thanks for the chance to win and HAVE FUN SHOPPING!!

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  40. Your awesome! :)...I love black friday, its such a rush to get great deals! Its tradition in our family to go. We shop till we cant function. We dont go to bed the night before just hang out and talk and go shopping when its time. I look forward to it every year :)

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  41. Hi Jenn,I'm from Brazil and we don't have black friday there,maybe this is the reason i'm not use to.but i love to shop and my favorite places are Joann,michael's,Target,forever21 and ...........,love your minis,god bless you for sharing such art with us.mara

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  42. Hi STeph! What a great (and kind!) idea. Here in Canada we don't really have Black Friday like you guys do. Of course, I love getting a deal too! Free is always good too. So whenever there is some promotional thing on I like to take advantage of it: Michael's recently had Cricut carts on sale for about $50 which here in Canada is a great deal. I bought 4...shhhh!

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  43. Hi Steph: I make it a general rule in life to avoid going anywhere on Black Friday. IT is usually snowing here and below freezing. So I don't usually go. There was one year after my husband and i got married we decided to do a black friday shopping spree. Well it didn't go great since hubby backed out at the last minute (typical) and I spent 1/2 hour looking for a parking spot at the local Sears store. I think I will try it again this year and just do the craft stores. But for sure just shop for MYself (LOL!) Love you videos and you cheerful attitude! have an awesome thanksgiving....oh yeah hope you find super awesome deals on black friday! I will post this on my blog when I get home.www.scrapchic-ruth.blogspot.com

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  44. WOW How kind of you!!! I always LOVE Black Friday me and my mom and whatever aunts that are in town for the holiday came along too!! We all pile in our card and go from the crack of dawn on! Last year we were do die hard we were dropping people off at one store going to another and then making the rounds to pick them up every hour!! My husband had me walking around the hardware store last year buying things for him and his buddies at work who were stuck at the office!!! Then I went in and divided it all up I even had a ladder in there! :) SO FUN! I can't wait to see the deals this year I look For any thing from crats to christmas gifts!! I always laugh because we are usually done by 9am LOL I think that is the only day I get that much shopping done befor 9! Sweetpeascrapbook@hotmail.com

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  45. How fun thanks for the chance to win some goodies. I have always loved black friday the thrill of getting a great deal just makes my day. Itching to see the adds and start planning my attack this year.

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  46. Love the pics, in the UK we don't get a black friday:( but I love to shop for bargains! Have fun with your shopping and I hope that it isn't like the movies when two people start fighting over an item of shopping!!!

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  47. omg!! what a great idea!!! GREAT PICTURES!!!! yay!!!

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  48. i got one MOTHER of a deal...actually, it was thanks to you you-tubers :)...at Michaels yesterday! i hauled up on their MM Vintage Finds and Autumn Splendor stuff for what must have been about 85% off!! I prob. got like $150 for $30!! i haven't been that excited since I got tattered angels glimmer mist for less than $5 and free shipping!! lol by the by, i do NOT do black friday!! i tend to get claustrophobic in crowds of people, and a tiny bit germophobic, too. it makes me so nervous, i opt out of that one!

    i am already a subscriber here, and on youtube, but i will blog about the giveaway. you are soo the sweetest!! hope you have a happy scrappy day as well, girl!

    love, Tonia

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  49. http://toniasuzanne.blogspot.com/2009/11/with-grin.html

    you can find my blog post about the giveaway there. :) thanks again for your generosity!

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  50. Black Friday is a tradition at our house... gotta get up early and shop for sure! :)

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  51. wow what a nice gift to give away i'm in canada so we don't have black friday that everyone is talking about lately...but i have a small scrapbook store i do enjoy going to....thanks for the chance to win and on my way to subscribe to your youtube love your videos...

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  52. OMG...how great are you?!! This is so great of you! I have tons of memories form working retail...i worked at walmart for 6 yrs in my teenage yrs...my first black friday working at walmart and i was STUCK on a display in the middle of an isle for 2 hours!! it was ridiculous...i had to try to break up 2 women fighting over a cabbage patch doll!! it was ridiculous and FUNNY!! thanks for the chance to win!! I will be posting a link to your blog..on my blog....www.distressedlove.blogspot.com THANKS!!

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  53. hi!
    I love black friday and giveaways!!! I don't have fun stories but the best of it, you wake up early and by 10:00am you are done. I follow the shopping with the Movies and then go home to take a nap.
    thank you for the opportunity to win and I hope you have a beautiful thanksgiving with you family.
    best regards,
    Wanda C.

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  54. oops, I hit return by accident. Please count this as only one comment, okay?

    Anyway, I wanted to express my amazement over the genorisity of the women who scrapbook here on blogs and especially on youtube. In this day and age, I wouldn't expect such giving spirits. Truly, I am thankful to see this wonderful spirit and comraderie. -Dera

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  55. I love black friday. Usually I am working that day, but this year I am off and shopping. Yeah. I can finally say I am one of those people out there and shopping for great deals. This is such a great idea, blog candy for black friday. Thank you so much for your rak. It is wonderful to see people sharing their goodies. Good luck everyone

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  56. Hi Thanks for being so generous.

    I love Black Friday and this yr I will be in Baton Rouge where there is a Hobby Lobby. I can't wait. I don't have one where I live and when I'm close to one I go crazy.

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  57. Hi Sthepanie,

    i love the pics! Thanks for a chance to win this great give away.

    xx Kim

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  58. Black Friday??? I love to shop but I don't like the crowd...Anyway, I really like all your creations...you're so talented. Thanks for the chance to win...Wish you had great holidays!!!

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  59. THIS IS AWESOME IDEA....I CANT WAIT TO GO SHOPPING ... NOW FOR MY FOAV STORE..HMM HOBBY LOBBY AND MICHAELS...FOR SURE..

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  60. Love the chance you are giving us to win something. we do not have black friday in Athens.O love bargains ,maybe one day i can shop on Black Friday in America.Stephanie I already subscribe to your blog,but i have posted about your giveaway on my blog.Thanks again...ps Love your creations!!!

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  61. Love your pictures Steff! You have an adorable family. How did that goat get up on the rail - I'm sure there is a story in there somewhere!
    I can't believe there is anyone on the planet who doesn't already subscribe to your you tube channel and blog - what are they thinking???? lol
    Thanks for the opportunity to play along with your give away... be safe on Black Friday! (and have fun!!) ;-)
    ~Jill

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  62. My fave Christmas was when I had just started working and I bought my family (Parents and siblings) a computer that I purchased on Black Friday! There were so shocked. Even though the boxes said computer and had the picture they could not believe that was what was ACTUALLY in the box!
    Best ever!

    Shan
    Lookn4Gsus@aol.com

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  63. We don't have Black Friday in Gibraltar so thanks for allowing us to share in yours :)

    Joanna

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  64. I love the idea of a Black Friday Giveaway! Stores are always Jam Packed on that day!

    Even though I am a younger scrapper i enjoy joining blog candies like this one. Great giveaway!
    ~Cheyenne<3

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  65. I love this idea! I never win these, but hey its worth a shot lol! I decided not to go black friday shopping, just stay at home and relax and get some scrappin done. I am thankful to have found your blog, you are so talented and have learned so much! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  66. I normally would go shopping on Black Friday,but I have to work this one.. It sux.. But I will be able to start my christmas cards for this year.. This will be my first time making them.. Hopefully they turn out good... I'm going shopping online this year. Thats the easy way.. Love your blog and all the beautiful work you do. Happy Scrapping and Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  67. What a wonderful idea. I was at Michaels on Sunday. I got KandCo. paper packs for 1/2 price. How that happened, I don't know-But I bought 3 different ones. Lucky Buy! THank you for the information about the mini album bases. I can't wait to get them. My Black Friday-is to go to a BIG craft show in my area. Always some great ideas there. THank you again.

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  68. I LIVE for Black Fridays! A few years ago my hubby even got in on the action. He usually stands in those mile long lines while I quickly secure all the goodies...he enjoys chatting with all the ladies in the line as well...hee hee. THanks, Steff, for all your creative inspiration. I just recently got back in to scrapbooking and have so enjoyed your work. Keep those videos coming!
    Heather
    Smeatin6@gmail.com

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  69. I never win your blog candy! i gotta win this ~ cause it's something special you have created, again! I'm gonna fly down there and you and I will do "black Friday" together. After all our shopping, you can put me in a cart and wheel me back to the airport and have them put me in a wheelchair............and I'll hopefully make my flight.......screaming all the way. On a serious note: you've been so sweet to me, warm and loving. Always keeping me in your prayers. Our friendship has blossomed during this creative journey we are on together...........and when I'm feeling down, I open my email and there are your "words". Your "words" that always calm me. Thank you for our friendship ~ I just treasue it. Hugs, Velma

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  70. I see a Velma Flower! Your flowers are beautiful! Hugs, Velma

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  71. Hey Steff - I already follow every move you make on your blog & YouTube - workin' on a terrific mini - Bloom Where You are Planted - Fiber & Ribbon Swap - Secret Beach Babe Trade - oh, so many wonderful things - gonna be in FLORIDA for Thanksgiving & I hope to be soakin' up a little bit of sun & lots of golf - I'll be away from the net & scrapin' for a whole week - always love our time away; but, miss the net & my scrappin' I'm posting a link on my blog - have the happiest of Thanksgivings.
    TTFN - LL & P,
    Weezie

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  72. Hi Steff, WOW how fun is this. I unfortunatly do not get to have the "Black Friday" experiance. I soooo wish I could take the day off and go in search of the best deals. But that doesn't stop me from searching here in Canada. I'd have to say my best deals right now are from Micheals. That 50% coupon is my best friend. I just picked up a "SUPER" cute Christmas pk and only paid $10 for it. LUV IT. Good luck everyone. & HAPPY SHOPPING STEFF!!!

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  73. Wow Steff, more great Candy! I normally don't Shop on Black Friday but This year I will be at my Husbands Parents for the Holiday and His Mother and Sister Insist I go this Year. It should be a great time or at least I Hope! Thanks you for all the Inspiration you Give I just Love your projects!
    Dawn

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  74. How kind you are to share your shopping deal and mini album kit with your subscribers. I am not one who likes to shop a lot , but I do enjoy bargains! I may just see what is out there on Black Friday, not a day I usually shop. I do like to shop over the internet, so maybe there will be some deals to be had at the tips of my fingers!

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  75. thank you for this chance to win.
    I also love black fri. when you can get the deals. have a safe shopping day.
    Jeanette Munson
    jeanettemunson@yahoo.com

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  76. I love Black Friday and I love you! I also love the day after Christmas sales. I personally am a huge saver and have saved over 4000 this year alone by using sales and coupons! YOU ROCK!!!!

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  77. oooook well last black friday was soooo crazy me and my mother went to get my kids the nintendo ds,s and games and target had some great bundles going on so we just knew that we had to get there to get these things. we stood in line for 3 hrs waiting and making new friends and talking to people about what they were trying to buy and why we were here. until it got close to time for the doors to open and our minds went blank and we started thinking about all the other things we needed to grab and wanted....lol and do you know we totally forgot about our whole goal to go there and get these games .....lol they opened the doors and in we went no plan no strategy NOTHING...... and were roaming aimlessly and buying everything else other than what we came for .so this year we are going and whatever happens happens we are just gonna get what ever we get and thats it....lol have a good blk friday and be safe .happy holidays

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  78. Wow! Steff your too sweet! Love the candy blog! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  79. My favorite store to shop for scrapping goodies is either Joanns, Big Lots or Tuesday Morning.

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  80. Wow Steff sounds like you've been busy!
    I so enjoy watching your videos and have been missin' ya!
    My fav shoppin' place???! hhmmm..... anywhere that has great products at a great price!!
    I do shop on-line quite a bit because I have a hard time finding all the latest goodies. I live in a small town with no crafting stores other than Wal-Mart :)
    Have a great holiday!!

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  81. Hi Steph!
    I have never actually gone out to shop on Balck Friday. I may give it a try this year.
    HOW FUN!!!
    I will be crossing my fingers in hopes of winning your GOODIES!
    Thanks for having such a big beautiful heart Steph!
    We all love you so much!!!
    Vangie

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  82. Hi Steph!

    I LOVE shopping on Black Friday and in my book it is a holiday! What a fun blog candy give away! I posted this message on my blog to let everyone know about your generosity! Have a great week! :)

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  83. I've posted about this great giveway on my blog :)

    www.scrappingfairy.blogspot.com

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  84. Hey there Steph we don't really do the Black Friday thing here in the uk but hey to take part in your fab BLOG CANDY!!! give away I'm there (what do I need to do?)...

    I have heaps of fun going to my local crops, scrapping, chatting and shopping is what we do best he he he.
    I'm cropping this weekend coming and I CAN'T WAIT!! (but that's another story) whoop whoop!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Hug's to you from me xx

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  85. I just love BLOG CANDY!! This is so nice of you. I worked in retail for over 15 years, so I try to stay away from "Black Friday" shopping. About 3 years ago my family and I went to an electronic store on Thanksgiving night. They were open from 9:00 pm to midgnight and we went to buy my DD a Zune for only $99. for her B-Day (it was on Thanksgiving). We got there at 9:05, parking lot full and the line all they to the back of the store. Waited 2 hours just to buy one thing (the things we do for our kids). Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

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  86. You have some amazing projects! Thank for sharing & for the blog candy! The only reason I ever go out on Black Friday is to people watch :)!
    AngieDly71@hotmail.com

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  87. Thanks Tiffany for this candy! My best recent buy, must be the BIA which i haven't received yet but i'm sure i'll love it! I like to shop from stop and scrap and two peas and album kits from CCC!

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  88. Want to hear something fun? I'm in NYC !!! OMG the stores, the people, the excitement, lots to do!! I'm starting my Christmas shopping.
    The reason it's called black friday is that it is one of the busiest shopping days of the year and most retailers go from being at a loss (in the red) to making a profit (in the black). Thought you might enjoy that lil tidbit of info!! Love your blog and thanks for the chance to win!
    Lexi
    lexiell@sbcglobal.net

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  89. Hi there!! really interesting candy!!
    I live in Greece and we don't celebrate thanksgiving or Black Friday, so I have no such story to share!!
    and since I am new to scrapbooking, only now I've started shopping from Glitterpot and Two Peas in a bucket, and still looking for more!!!

    oh..I almost forgot...your link is posted at my blogs sidebar. Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!!

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  90. Thanks for the chance to win. MY funny/ interesting story is that - I have NEVER EVER went shopping on Black Friday!!! The deals just are not worth the crowds for me. Now maybe if they had Cricut Cartridges for $10 or some great Basic Grey or 7 Gypsies collections on sale for $5 - that MIGHT get me out on Black Friday....lol. I am not a big shopper and do most of it online so I can avoid the holiday crowds. I think it comes from working at K-Mart in high school and the awful crowds and customers I had to deal with on BLack Friday.

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  91. Hiya, here in Spain we dont do Thanksgiving day... :(
    Just posted a link of your giveaway in my blog (its a very empty blog, as I just had a baby girl). Love your blog nd videos, thanks for sharing your videos and ideas. Hugs. Patt

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  92. I live in Canada and our Thanksgiving is in October when we go to the pumpkin patch. My favorite spot to shop is my LSS The ScrapboX.
    Tara-Lynn

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  93. Don't think my comment posted...sorry if this is a duplicate.

    My favorite black friday was last year when I got my cricut...so worth the 4am trip to Walmart.

    Your blog is awesome, glad I got linked to you, I will send your link to my scrappy friends!

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  94. My favorite part of Black Friday is breakfast at IHOP half way through the morning! Seriously good to just sit back and relax and look over store ads some more with sister and mother! (It's kind of the release of stress from the morning...lol)
    BTW...LOVE your blog and I am already subscribed to your youtube!

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  95. Argh!! Check out my post http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/2009/11/stephanie-is-having-giveaway.html

    It will tell you why I said Argh! LOL!

    Thanks for the giveaway....so hope I win the mini album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -Stacie

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  96. Hi Steff,
    My hubby is going to shoot Turkeys for our friends here in New Zealand for their Thanksgiving dinner. They are Vets teaching at our Institute of Vet Science, from Cali and the others are from Az and Tx, so we will be having some fun, such a rich history, love it.
    Arohanui Xx

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  97. I love watching your videos, and my favorite store is ACMOORE!!!

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  98. FAVORITE place to shop is twopeasinabuck.com, there is something wonderful ALWAYS on sale! Oh, also, listen to your radio for Black Friday car giveaways! I remeber last year some dealerships gave away a free car to the first person at the door! Might as well camp out at the door! lol.

    Thats so sweet your doing a giveaway! Thank you!

    ~Brittany

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  99. Heya Steph! My favorite place to shop would be Michaels. I'm literally in that store 4 to 5 times a week. Yeah...it's scary. I love Black Friday. I'm so affraid to see all the great sales because I'll want it all. heehee So sweet of you to have a giveaway for Black Friday. Awesome idea.

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  100. Hi I just subscribed to your channel and I am so glad I did!!! My favorite black friday shopping is at Michaels of course next to Toys R Us because I like to shop for christmas gifts for my son. But at Michaels last year I found the cricut cartridges for 29.99 which is a great deal compared to what they sell the rest of the year. I hope they do it again this year. I love black friday because It is usually the week of my birthday to, being that my birthday is November 24.

    Great idea!!
    :) Rebecca

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  101. Sometimes I wish I lived in the states! LOL
    Love the photos you posted Stephanie and I have posted a link back here from my blog (Its on the side bar under `Candy Alert` :-)
    Happy shopping LOL I love shopping! I can buy just for the sake of buying. I think if I go through my craft stuff I will find things that are still inside thier original packeging never been opened ha ha x

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  102. Stephanie, you are so generous and so loving and do so much for others!

    I like to sleep in on Black Friday, and the go out shopping after the crowds have died down a bit... HA HA! It is such a great day to shop and enjoy family... and all the leftovers!

    Big Hugz to you!! Joyce

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  103. I think your videos and ideas are great, big fan.
    I also think it is very great to be giving stuff away. I do have a "true black friday story".
    Does anyone remember "Furbies" lil stuff doll thingys that talked. Well my oldest daughter wanted one for christmas and I knew they were hard to find , so my husband convinced me we should go out on Black Friday at 5 am to try and track one down. Needless to say we did get one (she was very happy christmas morning ), but I broke my leg in the process...it was a stampede to the toy section of toys r us.. I was trampled, serious it's like herding cattle. LOL
    pigglet4822
    paigeh6@yahoo.com

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  104. Thank you for the opportunity to win goodies. Now let me tell you what happened to me on my first Black Friday trip. We had just moved, no family nor friends here, I felt brave and thought: what is the harm? so I went. There were mobs of people everywhere! There was a gentleman standing over a skid of blenders for $6 asked me if I wanted one, I told him yes I'd be back in a minute, went to check out the toys, too many people to even look, went back to grab a blender and needless to say the whole skid was gone, GONE! I was so overwelmed by the checkouts that I left with nothing! absolutely nada. Every year I say I will go again, I always shut the alarm and go back to sleep. Maybe this is the year I score!! Good luck to all!

    thelastofnine@msn.com

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  105. I thought I had left a comment but don't see it. I usually don't go shopping on Black Friday so I don't have a good story. The last couple of years I've had fun tho. I get to play w/my granddaughter. She turned 3 this week and we have lots of fun so I think my Black Friday will be a lot easier than most. We are going to a meet and greet so I can decide on a Greyhound..can't wait....love the pics of the goats on the truck and of course, your family. Thanks for the opportunity.
    KIM

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  106. Love, love, love your work! This year I might take a break from Black Friday. Last year, our local Walmart had a line before the store opened and the deals weren't all that great. I never thought to try Michael's. I may change my mind. :) Thanks for the give a way. I will keep my fingers crossed. LOL!

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  107. hey stephie ,thanks for the nice messege. So thankful for making good friends on here. Need to be more people like you in this world.

    huggggggsss ya, and cant wait to see wut u get on black friday!!!

    x0x Charity

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  108. I am a black friday shopper. When the ads come in I lay them all out and with my notebook in hand, I map out my plan for the morning of Black Friday. 6 more days.

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  109. Hi! This is a wonderful gift for us! Your mini albums really inspire me. :) This year, all of my black Friday purchases will be related to crafting! Yay! Thanks again!

    Christina

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  110. Hey Sterff,

    Just stopin in to say hi and saw you Give away,,, count me in. heheh love ya HUGS Rosanne

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  111. fab! Since I'm a recluse somewhat, I do Black Friday via the internet; usually @ Walmart site and it's never for me, toys for the kiddos. Glad i foundya, I love looking at others minibooks & journals, am doing two as we speak...subscribing to both and blogging as well. TFS!!

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  112. Hey Steph...I found out about your blog through Bona's. You are also very talented too! My fun story is that I got to meet Tim Holtz last weekend and take pictures with him and my little girl! A real dream come true! I love shopping on Black Friday as well. I'll be at Target at 5:00 when they open!

    I think your giveaway is awesome! I will be subscribing to your blog and YouTube channel as well. My blog is: www.reginafriedman.typepad.com and my YouTube channel name is AllThingsPretty3...Good luck to everyone!

    Regina

    Regina

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  113. Thanks for the great chance to win this gift. I will link to you from my blog:)

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  114. I am new to this blog thing.....I am lucky I got mine set up! thank you for showing us all of your awesome creations!

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  115. I am so excited about your giveaway. This year I will be heading to Michaels to snatch up some good deals. I follow your blog and youtube channel. Thanks for the chance to win. You are so inspiring and I love all your creations and videos.
    Thanksm Diane

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  116. wow this is exciting! I love your blog! My latest deal was last night at Micheals--vintage findings 80% off plus I had a 15% off my order coupon. I stuffed a bag for $29! Paper for less than 2 bucks, cant beat that. I love bargains. I am not going out black friday shopping I am staying in to craft!

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  117. This is so exciting! I think you are so creative and talented and I love all the mini-albums that you have shared with us.

    I'll be cooking all of the TG dinner this year (all men relatives and my m-i-l is too old now to help much) so I will be too pooped to shop on friday, I think I will check out some online sales and see what I can find or maybe I'll put together a mini album while watching old Christmas movies. Saturday the tree goes up!

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  118. I love Black Friday. Grab the coffee and mittens to run out and freeze our butts off - having a blast the whole time! What rush! Once I saw a lady with her shirt on inside out AND backwards! Haa haa, she must be a die hard like me!
    Your mini's are always super fab and (as a beginner) I look at your work for inspiration! Thank you for sharing. I am super excited about this give away! :)
    Happy Thanksgiving all the way from Boston!
    Amy

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  119. Crazy black Friday story - well being from NJ land of the malls I have a good one. Went to the mall on Black Friday and couldn't leave. The parking lot and surrounding highways were so crowded, everything shut down and came to a standstill. My husband, myself and my two kids had to spend several more hours at the mall before we could leave. Only in NJ...

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  120. ewwwfff... what a long line up to get to the bottom of the "post a comment" lol... I wanted add that I'll be posting on my blog... and can't wait to see who the winner is ...

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  121. I live in Canada so we don't have Black Friday shopping. And I am not big on crowds. But I do like to get a good deal. Like a few others mentioned, I also recently got a great deal on a bunch of MM vintage findings goodies. Thanks for the giveaways.

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  122. Hi,

    Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway. There is no black friday sale in France, but I've been waiting for the online sales from US. Hope to see good deals : ) Happy Thanksgiving.

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  123. love your vids love your blog happy to be a follower.

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  124. HI!! I found out about your blog from LiveLoveScrap's channel on youtube. I love it and can't wait to look around. I love to shop at Michaels and am SOOOOO happy that you're doing this great giveaway. I just started to make my own mini albums. :D

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  125. Hii!! Wish we had a black friday, but we don't. But I really enjoy to see all the videos of the goodies you all got. In the us everything is so much cheaper then the Netherlands so for us its allready tough to find good prices especialy for scrappin goodies. But I love to watch altough sometimes with a bit of envie tough. Love you all and wishing everyone a great thanksgiving and black friday.

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  126. Wow!.. I'm excited about you being excited on all the good deals to be gotten on Black Friday!.. Too bad won't be out shopping!.. Have a good time..

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  127. ... almost forgot.. my favorite place to shop is Hobby Lobby.. they have, most of the time, what Michaels and Joanns doesn't have..

    http://softbrn.blogspot.com/

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  128. Happy Thanksgiving Stef! What an inspiration you are to me. I love Michael's sales when you aren't expecting it. I found the entire Making Memories line of Autumn Splendor and Vintage Findings including embellies to match for under $20 for everything. It felt like Christmas already when I got home and opened the bag. 3 sizes of paper, it was Wonderful!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  130. Happy Black Friday Stef!! I am Thankful for generous scrappers like you who teach us wonderful techniques and inspire us every day!! Went to Michaels yesterday and bough 4 Cricut cartridges fro 60% off!! I bought the Wild Cards cartridge because I was inspired by a page in a mini album you shared on You tube that was made with the circle scallop card design of that cartridge!! I cant seem to find that album, but I remember it being a clever idea!! Thanks for all you do!!!! Keep creating!!

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  131. Wow Stef what a great idea! You make such cute kits, lucky person who wins!! I hope you have a lot of fun shopping!! Hey maybe do a video on all the cool stuff you got, I miss your videos it seems like forever since your last one!!
    Melissa

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  132. Happy BLack Friday...it does not happen in Spain, but I am learning a lot about it lately, somehow... The best buy lately? just some beads and a photo in a flea market. I have just discovered your blog...Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world. Best wishes from Valencia
    gema

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  133. Happy Black Friday to you Stef.... I bet you had a blast... What a great day... I can't wait to see who won.. I would love to win...... Thanks for hosting a Black Friday Goodie....

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  134. I'm another Canadian who doesn't get to experience Black Friday in person...so it's fun to do it online! Thanks for giving me the chance to try to win...although I won't because I never do! lol I'm still relatively new to this scrapbooking/mini album business! At least that's the excuse I use for still buying EVERYTHING!! It's SO MUCH FUN!! :o)

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  135. I decided to relax and avoid the sales on Black Friday. Slept in :)
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  136. hi, hope I'm not too late to enter. not quite midnight here.... I love going shopping on black friday to just stop and talk with everyone I know. I live in a smaller town so you see lots of people.

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  137. My fave place to shop on Black Friday is Michael's. Wonderful sales and goodies to choose from. Picked up some new cartridges for $30! What a deal!

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  138. hey!!! just wanted to share with the worls that apparently my cat is half bird...(or was a bird in a previous life!) the moment we unpacket the plastic christmas tree my cat climbed up and just lied across the branches...i took the funiest pictures...they just scream to be scrapbooked! lol!

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  139. Hi Stephanie !!!!! How exciting a Black Friday Giveaway !!!! Hope you found some Awesome deals :) Sending Hugs :)

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  140. Hi Stephanie,
    I had already subscribed to your You Tube channel and have now subscribed to your blog. Love what you do. We don't have Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday in Australia but since moving to the country I so miss all the big sales that we get in the cities. Boxing Day are our huge sales days here in Australia. They are the very best day to go shopping for great deals. . .I love it!!
    Regards
    Michelle

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  142. Wow, Amazing and I like the photos here. To every body happy thankful and Black Friday wishing from me..and loved all your posts here..

    Vintage Wedding Rings

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