July 21, 2011

CAMP CUPCAKE: An Elmer's Kids Craft Camp Party + Giveaway


What do you get when you cross cupcakes and frosting, arts & crafts, four little girls and a crate full of supplies from Elmer's?


--CAMP CUPCAKE--
A crafty summer camp that really takes the cake!



WANT TO HOST A MINI CRAFT CAMP OF YOUR OWN?
Details on how to enter to win craft supplies from Elmer's at the end of this post!Elmer's

I'd be willing to bet that you'd be hard pressed to find a creative person whose earliest experience with art did not include some sort of Elmer's product.  My earliest childhood craft projects would be just a mess of construction paper clippings and loose macaroni if it weren't for Elmer's Washable School Paste. So, it was with great excitement and a nostalgic heart that I jumped at the opportunity to take part in the Elmer's Summer Craft Camp program.

Here's a 2 minute slideshow that shows the whole process, from start to finish!
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It all started with the arrival of this crate...
...filled to the brim with arts & crafts supplies!
There were 5 adorably wrapped kits for kids,
and one big, incredibly generous pack for ME!

We had fun deciding how we were going to make OUR
version of the Elmer's Kids' Craft Camp a sweet success.
Once we picked a theme, we cooked up an invitation:


FELT & BURLAP CUPCAKE INVITATION

Supplies
Blue & Orange Construction Paper
White Card Stock
Brown Felt
A small trimming from the orange burlap craft bag

Step 1:  Using the scissors that came with the large pack, we cut the three papers to size.

Step 2:  Using the tape runner that came in the large pack, we stacked the adhered the papers together.

Step 3:  Using the same 8" scissors, we cut a cup shape from the orange burlap, and a frosting shape from a brown felt.  Using a thin line of Elmer's Glue All, we attached the two together and then affixed them to the invitation.

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On the day of the party, we created a station for each camper:
Each station included:
a white apron
an Elmer's mini bi-fold foam board
AND an Elmer's Kids' Craft kit containing:

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PROJECT #1: DECORATING APRONS
The Elmer's Painters were so easy to use and went
on the blank aprons beautifully!
The paint can be heat-set with an iron or in the dryer after application.

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PROJECT #2:  Cupcake Sleeves
The girls enjoyed trying out all the different patterns on the decorative scissors and found them fun and easy to use!

The full tutorial and a free downloadable template will be posted on Friday.

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PROJECT #3:  Cupcake Platforms
We used scrapbook paper and our glue sticks to make these pretty and functional collapsible cupcake platforms out of the mini bi-fold foam boards.  The girls also thought they'd be a great place for their Barbies to throw a dance party!

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PROJECT #4:  Cupcake Picks

We used the X-acto Corner Rounder Punch on 2x2 pieces of scrapbook paper to make the backgrounds for our whimsical cupcake picks.  We used the thin mini glue spots to affix the sticks and the tulle.

A tutorial for this project will be posted on Monday

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PROJECT #5:  Fondant Flowers
Each girl got their own tray of Neapolitan cupcakes.
I taught the girls how to work with rolled fondant and guided them in making their own fondant flowers.

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PROJECT #6:  CAKE BOX DOODLES
As we were winding down, the girls used the Craft Bond Gel Pens and Project Popperz Dual-Tip Markers to decorate their take-home cake boxes.


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*CRAFT CAMP KIT GIVEAWAY*
Feeling inspired and ready to get craftin' with Elmer's?
Elmer's has generously offered to give one lucky Rook No. 17 reader
(1) Adult craft camp kit and (2) kid craft camp kits
(packaging may differ from the ones pictured here).

Each kid kit includes:

·      CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
·      CraftBond Glue Spots
·      Project Popperz Markers
·      Mini Bi-Fold Foam Board

Each adult kit includes:
·      CraftBond Gel Pens
·      CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
·      CraftBond Tape Runner
·      Painters Markers
·      X-ACTO Zigzag and Scallop scissor packs
·      X-ACTO 8” Scissors
·      X-ACTO Punch


To enter:  
1.  Be a follower of Rook No. 17
2.  Visit the Elmer's website, then come back and tell me which of their craft projects you'd most like to try.

One winner* will be chosen by Random.org on Wednesday, July 27 at 11:59 PM PST
*must be a U.S. Resident
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102 comments:

  1. Love the Pennant Banner at Elmers. I heart all banners!! Hope I get picked...thank you for all the great ideas.

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  2. Oh my I don't know where to begin. First, my girls would have LOVED to been invited to that camp. HOW FUN!!! I love the memo board idea on Elmers, I've been wanting to make one for each of the kids rooms to hang outside their doors for ages now. Thanks for a great giveaway, and ideas!!
    Aimee

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  3. Great camp idea! So cute. I'm a new follower and I'd like to try out the Elmer's Clever Clipboard craft. Cute and functional!

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  4. I was looking at the Desk Set project..this could easily be adapted to a kids set. Both my kids are getting desks so I am up for this one.

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  5. I am a follower. Oh and I love the laundry jar craft idea. I do way to much laundry around here:) Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  6. Super cute giveaway. I like the personalized deskset. Looks like you all had a lot of fun at craft camp!
    carolyn

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  7. OH MY HECK! I so want to win this. How totally cool! My kids would love to do ALL the projects! But if I had to pick just one very hard to do) the clever clip board. No wait, the teacher gift card holder. Ahhh, I can't decide!!!

    Oh yeah, and I'm a follower!

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  8. I'd love to make the cookie sheet memo board. And I love your giveaway.
    Thanks,
    DianeD

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  9. my granddaughter is spending a lot of time with me this summer and she would go crazy for a kit like this. we are also halloween-o-philes and so i'm betting that she would LOVE to make that halloween banner...and i might have a hard time letting her take it home with her. thanks so much for the opportunity.

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  10. Bring on the flowers jewelry holder! I want to be invited to camp cupcake~~ do you have an age limit? Cheers~~ Toula

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  11. I would love to make the Bakers memo board. What a fun thing to do with the kids. Great craft party.

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  12. I am following you and have really enjoyed your blog.

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  13. I am following (littleangel_mw)

    Something I'd like to make with my son : Egg-Carton Owl

    (littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com)

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  14. GFC follower (daniellealecia) and I would love to do the cookie sheet memo board project!

    daniellealecia at comcast dot net

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  15. I am a follower via GFC.
    burkholder.rose@yahoo.com

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  16. There are so many cute projects but I really liked the 3D bug garden.
    burkholder.rose@yahoo.com

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  17. I've subscribed forever, but am a new GFC follower. What a great party idea! I'd love to try the paper quilting cookie sheet serving tray.

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  18. i am a follower and i really want to make the cookie sheet message board.
    This is such an AWESOME giveaway!!!!
    erin
    erynlee7905@verizon.net

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  19. I love their paint markers... my sister and I used to use them to "graffiti" our bedroom walls :) I'd love to use them for some other projects too!
    (And I'm a follower!)
    Mandy@Mandipidy.com

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  20. What a fun and awesome giveaway! I love it. I am already a follower!

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  21. I have never tried the 3D paint pens. Those look like fun and my daughter would love to create with those!

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  22. GFC follower

    The Wall Flip Flops are adorable and a great way to finish off the summer!

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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  23. I proudly Follow!

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  24. I love the dads travel mug!

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  25. I'm a stalker, I mean follower! I have been in a mood to do something with a cookie sheet and they have a couple of cool projects...tray, memo board. Voila!

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  26. There are a lot of cute projects, but I thought the Party Animals were especially clever.

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  27. Super cute, as always, and very creative! Love your stuff-- keep it up!

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  28. Hi! I love all the projects you did! I have a boy, but I can totally see us doing most of them ourselves. I really like the foam board carousel on the Elmer's website. It looks so professional! And it is a cool and unique way to display family pictures.
    ~dacotasmom44@yahoo.com

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  29. New follower :)

    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  30. I didn't know they have such cute crafts, going to make the paper bag puppet dog this afternoon.
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  31. I am a GFC follower!
    Sam
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

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  32. I follow your blog. I'm in the middle of putting together our nursery and I think the Cute Canvas Art project would be a nice additon. It goes with the mobile I'm making without being too matchy-matchy. Thanks for sharing!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  33. Public GFC follower
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

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  34. So many fun projects, but I'd especially like to do the cookie sheet message board. It seems doable in one easy sitting!

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  35. Visited website, and I would love to make the "Dad's Travel Mug" craft.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

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  36. I'd love to make the wearable cars with my boys, the butterfly life display with my daughter (she's totally into butterflies!), and I would love to make the miniature table! =)
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

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  37. I follow on gFC
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  38. Dad's travel mug would be fun
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  39. I would like glitter glue because my daughter would LOVE it.

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  40. follow blog jelaws5
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  41. http://www.elmers.com/crafters/project/baking-sheet-memo-board like to try this project
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  42. I follow your blog on gfc and love the memo board on the elmers website!
    Sabrina.Vaccaro@hotmail.com

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  43. gfc follower cpage2323. as for a project on their site i would like to try the egg carton owl with my kids!
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  44. I follow u via gfc and I'd love to make the Baking Sheet Memo Board. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I follow via GFC: allibrary.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  46. I'd like to make the Popperz B-Day Banner from their project ideas!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  47. i follow you gfc and i like the summer card with magnets
    tcogbill
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  48. GFC follower

    jenblizzard@yahoo.com

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  49. My mother teaches sunday school for toddlers and up to 7 years old, and we like the footprint reindeer! Also gives momma's sweet memories of those tiny little feet!

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  50. My mother teaches sunday school for toddlers and up to 7 years old, and we like the footprint reindeer! Also gives momma's sweet memories of those tiny little feet!

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  51. I follow Rook No. 17






    gerri_bolen[at]msn[dot]com

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  52. We would like to try to build the cupcake platform that shows on yours couldnt find it on Elmers page BUT I did look for it!!

    gerri_bolen[at]msn[dot]com

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  53. GFC follower of Rock No. 17
    Jamie Brigham *GFC name*
    cinderella10383 @ aol dot com

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  54. I would love to do the Our Little Pumpkin scrapook page, the Chrsitmas gift box or the Party Animals and soo many more
    Jamie Brigham
    cinderella10383 @ aol dot com

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  55. Hi Jenn! I am a follower...and I would love to attempt to create some wall art with this great prize!

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  56. I follow on GFC and love the Party Animals craft project.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. I LOVE the popcorn costume...but I'm not sure which Mann I could get to wear it. ;) Maybe me.

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  58. I follow on GFC
    stacy4avon @ comcast.net

    I'd love to try making home-made clay, My kids love this stuff but it can get expensive in the stores.

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  59. I remember using Elmer's glue when I was younger and in school (I'm a grandma now!) I like to keep it on hand and to use it (although I am currently out!)

    I like using the Valentine's heart candies for the calendar and the Popcorn Costume is just too cute! Maybe I can make that for one of my grandsons this year??? :)

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  60. I follow you on GFC
    I would love to make the Multi-Purpos Party Bags with my son. For Christmas, I definitely want to make the Footprint Reindeer too...so cute!
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

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  61. I think my invitation must have been lost in the mail. I of course, follow you on gfc! I would love to do the clip board craft! Actually, I may need to do it this weekend. The kids and I would have some serious fun with this craft kit! Looks like you all had a blast!
    Thanks,
    Jenni

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  62. I like the laundry in a jar craft idea, very cute.

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  63. I follow your blog on gfc.
    havenera at gmail dot com
    abijah.blogspot.com

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  64. Magazine mosaics looks like a great project for a rainy day next week. Thanks for sharing.
    havenera at gmail dot com

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  65. I'm a "Very Happy" follower....

    I adore the Spooky Egg-Carton Witch!! This is an adorable idea, and regardless if I win or not... this is so going to be my craft at the Halloween Party my neighbor and I host each year!!

    Thanks!!

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  66. Id like to make the special keepsake box with my girls :)

    farrah_jo@yahoo.com

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  67. I am a new GFC follower! Love your site so far!

    Rachel
    egan_rachel@yahoo.com

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  68. I would love to make the First Day of school scrapbook page with my daughter. She is going to school for the first time next month.

    Rachel
    egan_rachel@yahoo.com

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  69. I would love to make the Botanical Plant Pokes from the site. Such cute projects. And I am a new follower on GFC as lewalk.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. I would love to try the Santa's Plate craft with my son. He just turned 2 and I feel like this would be a fun and easy project to do with him. He is also at the age where I would love to start a Xmas tradition with him. It would be perfect if this Christmas he set out his own decorated plate of cookies and glass of milk for Santa.

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  71. I'm a new GFC follower!
    Love your blog - glad I found it :)
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

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  72. I think my kids would thoroughly enjoy doing the Egg Shell Art project!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

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  73. Awesome giveaway! I really like that calendar/organizer you hang on the wall from Elmer's. Those party animals are way cute too!

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  74. Gfc follower

    Sweetums82red at gmail dot com

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  75. I like the pennant banner

    Sweetums82red at gmail dot com

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  76. New GFC follower-love your blog!

    laurie1993@verizon.net

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  77. I like the santa plate

    laurie1993@verizon.net

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  78. I am a follower of Rook No. 17 publicly via GFC as lyndaclark81
    lyndaclark81(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I like the Footprint Reindeer and the Multi-Purpose Party Bags projects to make with my 5-yr old granddaughter
    lyndaclark81(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. kaylyn a boss @ yahoo dot com

    I follow (angie boss) and I love the 3D glitter pen projects!

    angie boss

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  81. I follow Rook no. 17!

    ginahamm@yahoo.com

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  82. I would love to try the Cut Canvas Art project!

    ginahamm@yahoo.com

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  83. I am a follower ! (jadavis42)
    jadavis42@tntech.edu

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  84. I would like to try the Tree Wall Decor project! Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway!!!

    jadavis42@tntech.edu

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  85. Wow what fun cupcake projects!
    On the Elmer's site I liked the citrus wall art. Thanks for the giveaway (phew I made it!).

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  86. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  87. I want to try the Super Fast Epoxy Cement

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  88. I am following with GFC

    thepicklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  89. I would love to try the cookie sheet memo board! Such a great idea.

    thepicklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  90. Follow on gfc
    Larissa Brunken / lmbrunken

    Lmbrunken AT gmail DOT com

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  91. The memo boards would be perfect for my kids room and kitchen!


    Lmbrunken AT gmail DOT com

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  92. I like the baby canvas display
    pridelandmama@hotmail.com

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  93. I Follow You Publicly via Google Friend Connect
    ***GFC Name: Beauty To Love

    ***[PLEASE NOTE: I *DO* Follow you Publicly in GFC. GFC has been having problems & may not show My User Name in your GFC List, even though I *DO* Follow You Publicly......and it shows that I'm Following You on my end. I'm getting the issue fixed with Google right now.]

    aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
    THANK YOU!! :)

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  94. -I would love to try this craft project that was listed on the Elmer's Website: Tree Wall Decor

    aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
    THANK YOU!! :)

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  95. We would love to win a set to duplicate your cupcake camp! On the Elmer's site we liked the cupcake vanilla holder. My daughter is crazy about cupcakes!

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