Monday, September 20, 2010

Today's Guest: Becky Higgins

Today's guest is none other than the scrapbook queen herself, Becky Higgins!
If you haven't been to her blog lately you should really check it out!  You'll find lots of great ideas... She has a recipe section, filled with tried and true recipes (i think i've tried most of them! yum!) and then over on her actual blog she shares creative ideas for your scrapbooking, home decor, photography and crafty projects.

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Hello, and Happy September! I'm so happy to be visiting here on eighteen25 and appreciate all the fun talent & ideas already shared this month so far. Such a fun way to get us all in the mood for Fall. Thanks girls!

Speaking of Fall, click over and check out this post on my blog for oodles of pictures of our own Fall decorating this year.

So for today ... another DIY project to inspire your Fall wheels to be a-turnin' in your head. This one is ridiculously simple. We all need simple, right? This is the finished project:


What you need:

 
- picture frame with or without a mat
- a sheet of patterned paper
- small pumpkins or gourds (you can find a variety of these at your local craft store)
- hot glue gun
- water ... because we need to stay hydrated while crafting
- candy corn to snack on ... because that will for sure put you in a Fall mood!


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Step 1: Take your frame apart. The glass goes buh-bye for this project, but don't throw it away. You never know when you'll use the frame again for an actual photo or some flat something ... so just store the glass in a safe place.

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Step 2: Trim your patterned paper to the size that fits your frame - and mat, if you're using a mat. Put both of these, together, down on your working surface.


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Step 3: Get your little pumpkins all situated (or gourds or plastic spiders or leaves or ... whatever you gathered). Absolutely positively no gluing yet. Just fiddle with your arrangement until is just right.


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Step 4: Use the beloved hot glue gun to work your magic and hold it all in place. One at a time, place your pieces permanently in their little spots. Why oh why is it that we find so much joy in using a hot glue gun ladies?


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Step 5: Eat a few candy corns. And sip more water.

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Step 6: Re-assemble your frame and place amongst your other Fall decor. Which, for me, means that I put it in a few different spots before I decide to leave it there. At least for a few days until it gets moved to another spot. ; )

 

 

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And remember ... this project doesn't have to be a collection or a grid of several little things.
You could try just one fun item.

 

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Okay, my fun is up! It's time for me to skip back over to my blog. But one last thing: I love doing giveaways on my blog, so I'll sprinkle a bit of that fun here at eighteen25 while I'm already in the neighborhood. Project Life is a kit that encourages not only doing something with our photos but also encourages us all to savor the little moments and blessings in our lives. I'd like to giveaway a Project Life kit (which happens to be on sale here) to one of you eighteen25 readers! Simply leave a comment on this post and the cute girls here will announce a winner on Saturday.
Thanks for having me. ; )


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Thanks Becky!! Love this idea! And what an awesome giveaway!!

444 comments:

  1. Loved the craft. It's something simple and lovely. I would love to win the giveaway. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I love this idea! So stinkin' cute!

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  3. So cute and so simple! Just how it should be!

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  4. It's not weird to say that I super *heart* Becky Higgins, is it?! ;)

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  5. Cute and easy inspiration...plus it is quick. Thanks for taking the time to share.

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  6. What a cute idea, Becky! Love it and just may have to make a few.

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  7. What an adorable idea! Love it and would love to win the Project Life Kit! We all need to savor life!

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  8. The creative possibilities for your project are endless, Becky. As I'll be entering the my-daughter-will-be-the-bride mode soon, I even thought of wedding gift ideas for this, such as monograms; then Valentine's Day hearts; then shamrocks; then hand-made yo-yos; then... well, you get the picture by now. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I l-o-v-e Project Life and also loving all these wonderful fall ideas! Hoping you will do something similar for Christmas.

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  10. Sitting here wondering what crafty project I am going to do today, and guess what...it's going to be a lift of this idea! Another blog post has just been formulated...thanks!

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  11. I bet you could use this idea for almost any holiday, and reuse the frame!! Thanks Becky for the inspiration!

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  12. Cute idea, and thanks for reminding us to have a little candy corn to put you in a fall mood!

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  13. fabulous project--those little pun'kins are so sweet!!

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  14. so simple and cute..and I love a tutorial that instructs you to eat candy corn :)

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  15. Absolutely ADORABLE!! Can't wait to try this!!

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  16. what a great little idea! And thanks for the chance to win project life! :)

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

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  17. What a cute idea!
    Love it....may have to try it out....along with all the other great projects shown so far my list is getting longer!!

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  18. So cute... and SO simple. Just my kind of project!

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  19. Love this project. It's so simple but it would add a fabulous punch to any room!

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  20. So fun! I love things that are so simple and yet adorable.

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  21. I wanted to leave a comment even before I saw there was a giveaway! This is so cute and I can see myself copying this and doing something similar with spooky little skulls or something. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Great project - different! And the idea can be transferred to a bunch of other special occasions. Neato! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Dawn

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  23. Cute craft - so simple! You always mix the right amounts of simple and completely adorable! I'd love to win a Project Life!!

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  24. love the cute little simple touches - and thanks for the chance to win! Jennie

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  25. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Becky, you are sooooo right about the happiness that glue "gunning" brings, LOL! I was a little dissapointed in this project, where was the spray paint!?! I kid, I kid! Love ya Becky, would love to win project life!

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  27. You are always sharing the best ideas, Becky! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win Project Life!

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  28. This is such a cute project! I can't wait to go to the craft store and pick out something to use to make one of these!

    The giveaway for Project Life is awesome, I have been wanting to do that for a while!

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  29. This is a cute idea!

    ~Callie
    callieandtodd@gmail.com

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  30. LOVE, LOVE Becky!! Just working on my school scrapbook last night to do with my daughters 1st grade class! Who wouldn't want a project life, that is awesome!! Pick me!! Lol!!

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  31. So cute!!! I've gotta get my Fall decoration out and start decorating around here!

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  32. Super cute idea! Becky's house always looks amazing!

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  33. Very cute! I have lots of "baby" pinecones in my yard, and I think they would look darling!

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  34. This is such a cute idea!! Love it!!

    jkdbawest@gmail.com

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  35. Very fun project. I would love to win the giveaway!

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  36. This craft is so cute! :-)
    And what a fun giveaway! I would love to win!
    I am really enjoying the SPOOKTACULAR SEPTEMBER! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas!

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  37. Oh, what a cute and easy idea! Love it!!

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  38. Cute and simple craft. I love it!

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  39. BEAUTIFUL! LOVE IT! A GREAT ADDITON TO FALL DECORATING!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  40. Love this idea and can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for the simpleness (is that a word?) of it and for the chance to win a Project Life kit!

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  41. Um, I think I might have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby today! Thanks for the chance Becky! ♥

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  42. Love this idea! And am dying to try out Project Life!!!

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  43. Love these ideas from Becky. She has a great style!

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  44. i really need to start some type of fall decor. i've found so many cute ideas online

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  45. love the project..want that kit!:)

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  46. What a cute idea! And I'd love to win the Project Life!

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  47. Too fun...I've already got the needed supplies, so I'm giving this a go!

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  48. One more idea I must use! Thanks for sharing and I love your kit! very cute

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  49. I love this idea! So Simple and CUTE! Thanks for sharing Becky. Thanks for all of the great ideas all the eighteen25 girls!
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

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  50. Such a fun project! Thanks Becky + cute blog!! I'll be coming back for more blogspiration!!

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  51. I would love to win the Project Life kit! And thanks for the cute decor idea Becky! :)

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  52. Love how fun and simple that is. And the giveaway sounds awesome! Thanks Becky!

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  53. Cute ideas, thanks for the giveaway.

    emilou84037@yahoo.com

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  54. Super cute and so easy! Love it!

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  55. I love Becky and would LOVE to have her project life kit!

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  56. I love this sweet little project. Thanks for the giveaway, too!

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  57. What a cute idea! I love that it's actually something I have time to make and I'm already thinking of ways to change it up for Christmas (ornaments! candy canes!) and Easter (eggs!). You rock, Becky!

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  58. Adorable! Off to find some tiny treasures!

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  59. Oh Becky.. simple is good :D
    I love crafts that take just 15 minutes, perfect for days that you crave to make something but just don't have the time.

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  60. Love the simplicity of this home decor item. I might even try it. :)

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  61. I love the craft...cant wait to go buy my own supplies to make it! Thanks so much for all your fabulous ideas!

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  62. Oooh . . . I love this!
    I'm off to WalMart in a few minutes to do my weekly grocery shopping. Guess I might have to see what kind of frames and pumpkins they offer!

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  63. As usual, Becky comes thru with fun, fast & beautiful ideas! Love it!

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  64. Cute idea! And thanks for the chance to win Project Life!

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  65. What a cute idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. I love this idea. I am going to do it for my friends b-day.... She has an oct. b-day and loves pumpkins....

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  67. Super cute, I'll be adding that one to the list of projects for this fall. Bonus on the giveaway!

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  68. So cute, fun and simple! And I would LOVE Project Life...

    Fingers officially crossed!!

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  69. great idea, Becky, and a great giveaway too!

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  70. I love Becky's style, thanks for the chance at Project Life!

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  71. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!!!

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  72. Love the simple idea. That what I am looking for. Thanks for all the ideas on your blog also.

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  73. Super cute idea! I'm going to try this! Fab giveaway too!

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  74. Love the simplicity of this idea. Thanks for the inspiration, Becky!

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  75. Cute fall decor item -- so simple. WOuld love to win Project Life! that would be awesome!!!

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  76. awesome project, awesome giveaway!

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  77. Love this and I love your blog!

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  78. So cute!! And so easy to make!! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Love everything Becky comes up with. Project Life would be wonderful!

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  80. That is such a great idea, and one that says (donk) why didn't I think of that! Thanks for the idea~

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  81. What a fun idea! I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

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  82. Such an easy and simple craft idea! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  83. Love the cute pumpkin idea, I just might have to make me one! And I would love to win a project life kit!

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  84. love simple decorations that i can easily make! thanks for the idea becky!

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  85. Cute idea.....want to try soon!

    Pat
    te1904@msn.com

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  86. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing.
    Jenny

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  87. Very cute idea. I love Becky - she always has the coolest stuff! :)

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  88. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Becky, I SO need this Project Life!

    Haley
    haleybug80{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  90. Love this project idea for every season! THanks so much!!

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  91. Super cute! Mmmm candy corn.
    Yay...Project Life.

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  92. I am needed more fall decor and this looks easy enough and really cute! Thanks!

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  93. I love your ideas AND Project Life.

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  94. LOVE this idea!! And those SUGARED pumpkins are insanely cute!

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  95. Fantastic idea. So versatile. I can't wait to try this one.

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  96. Very original!! I'd love to win a Project Life!

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  97. Becky Higgins and Project Life rocks! And so do your fun fall decorations :)

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  98. Simplicity at its best... love it!
    Also would love Project Life!

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  99. Love the idea and would love Project Life! Thanks!

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  100. really cute idea...and not just for fall/halloween!

    Thanks for sharing!

    oh, and would LOVE Project life!

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  101. Really Cute! I'm gonna pick up a ton of fall decorations when they go on clearance for next year. Thanks for the idea.

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  102. Cute. Would love to win Project Life!

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  103. Love the simplicity of the craft. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  104. How cute. I love this time of the year. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  105. what a great project! This can be used for many different seasons!

    Karen

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  106. Oh my goodness, this is the cutest little project. I must go find me some cute little pumpkins

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  107. How cute! Thanks Becky for the chance to win!

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  108. How amazingly simple yet stunning. And the variety could be endless for each holiday or theme. I am all over this one! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Also thanks for the give away. So generous.

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  109. Becky always has the cutest decorations! I would love to win a project life as well.

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  110. You always have such great ideas that even novices like me can do Thank you so much for the great inspiration

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  111. What a adorable, simple project! I love it. Thank you for sharing Becky! There are so many adorable ideas here, thank you to all the ladies who have shared. Such incredible inspiration.

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  112. Love the project! Can't wait to try it!! Thank you for offering the giveaway!

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  113. See, it's the simple projects like that that make my life so much easier! Being a Mom to three, I don't always have time to sit and work on time-consuming projects. This is adorable.

    Thanks Becky!

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  114. What an awesome idea!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  115. I love this idea! It's so simple, I think even I could do it!

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  116. Cute project. I never would have thought up something like this. Love your ideas.

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  117. I love this idea! So wonderful and simple!

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  118. I love the little pumpkins! I may just head to Hobby Lobby today!! :) Thanks for the inspiration! I'd love to win Project Life too, I've been drooling over it for awhile just haven't had the extra funds to go for it yet. :)

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  119. I was so excited to see that Becky was posting today! Hope to win the kit, my mom has been raving about it!

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  120. I've been wanting to purchase Project Life to document my pregnancy and first few months of my new baby's life. I hope I win!!!

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  121. LOVE the craft...and would also love to win a Project Life...! :)

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  122. Could Becky be any more perfect? Just sayin...

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  123. Fun idea! I would LOVE to win a Project Life kit!!!!! ♥

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  124. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration. :)
    - Aopril W

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  125. fun stuff!! I am SO ready for October the heat to go away in Arizona so my favorite season (fall) can officially begin!! I would to get a project life kit :)

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  126. what a cute idea! i know what i am working on today. thanks for the inspiration!

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  127. Such a cute project! I think I'm going to do this with some Prima leaves I have on hand. :)

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  128. Super cute project! I think I will be doing it to add some decor around here. I can have it work for more then the fall holidays. I don't have much decorations for any hoilday so this could really help me. Thanks for sharing and thanks of the chance to get such an awesome kit!

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  129. I love this idea Becky,it was so nice for you to be a guest here. These ideas have been so helpful and fun. I will do this and do another one for Christmas and actually could do a heart one for valentines so many possiblities. Would love to win project life thanks so much for the chance.

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  130. Great project! Simple but cute -- perfect for me! Love the Project Life kit too.

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  131. this idea is adorable!thank you so much for sharing it.

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  132. awesome project, would love to win the project life kit!!
    SHERRY

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  133. I LOVE the project life kit and would love to have one to begin next year as well. My child is the only one on the block with two volumes of 365 pictures...not to mention the ones that didn't make it into the book!! HA!

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  134. I would love to give this a try!

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  135. Love the idea Becky!
    Love eighteen25 too!
    Trindin

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  136. Oh my gosh.. a smaller version of this would be wicked awesome for my desk at school. Thanks for the idea!

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  137. Love the creativity and simplicity of this project. Thanks for considering me for the giveaway!

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  138. very cute - and simple enough for me! thanks Becky. and thanks for the chance to win project life.

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  139. I have been wondering about this project, I will pop over and give it a look. Fun stuff eighteen 25 girls!

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  140. What a fun and simple project!
    I'm off to check out Project Life!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  141. This looks like so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing. I, too, will be visiting Project Life!

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  142. I love Halloween! Just simply because of all the fun crafts you can do. It really sparks my creativity.

    I will definately check out Project Life. Thanks Becky!

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  143. Love the idea. I love Fall!
    Amber F
    Roseville CA

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  144. Oh how fun! Getting an idea to try one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration, Becky!

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  145. Cute idea! I love Becky Higgins and would love to win a Project Life!

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  146. Love the cute project. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Fall!

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  147. What a GREAT and simple idea! I love that it's even something *I* can do! ;)

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  148. Love all of Becky's fall ideas. Can't wait to make this one. Thanks.

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  149. Love it, I will have to make one!!

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  150. Very lovely! I really love the pumpkins on the vases that you have pictured with it! Great fall ideas...

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  151. wonderful idea! I love any craft that uses my hot glue gun :) The inspiration is great, and winning a Project Life kit would be awesome!

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  152. So much fun... And I would love me a project life kit!

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  153. Love it! And I would love a project life kit!!!

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  154. Cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win Project Life!

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  155. Now this is a cute project I might actually have time to complete. Just have to figure out where I put my glue gun. ;)

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  156. Thanks for ideas, inspiration, and the chance to win Becky!! :)

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  157. I absolutely love becky's classy inspirations!

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  158. So cute! eighteen25 has some really neat ideas and who doesn't love Becky Higgins. I'm really enjoying the fall creativity.

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  159. Becky, your ideas are always so cute, easy and fun - perfect! TFS :)

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  160. Once again you have amazing ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  161. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this craft idea! Tonight is craft night with the girls, so I will have to run to JoAnn's to work on it tonight! Thanks for the idea!

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  162. What a cute and simple project! Thank you so much for the inspiration, and the chance to win Project Life!

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  163. I love Becky Higgins! She always has the cutest ideas!

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  164. Such a cute and simple craft! Thanks for sharing!

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  165. I would have never thought of doing this. Thanks for sharing!

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  166. so ready for autumn and its decorations...... and the feel of the season..... :) love!

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  167. What a easy and adorable craft! Thank you!

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  168. I LOVE those little pumpkins!! I saw some a Pier 1 - - so cute!!!
    Thanks for the awesome ideas!

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  169. Love it! and this site is SO FUN! - camie

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  170. Becky you are so talented! What I love about all your projects, whether scrapbooking or crafting is that they are all very doable. Also, love the fact you shop at Wally World and Tarjet (the fine french store) like most of us. :D

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  171. Love the project and would so love to win this kit!!
    Nicky from Canada

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  172. I love it...can't wait to give it a try!

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  173. Love this idea. You are all so talented. It's very inspiring!
    I'm off to grab my coupons for a visit to Michaels...where did I put my glue gun? HMMMM.

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  174. Cute idea! Would love a Project Life kit. Thanks.

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  175. I think even I could do this! Love the idea and the finished product.

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  176. I would love to win. Thanks for showcasing such a simple idea with a great impact.

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  177. what a darling piece of art. would love a project life kit!

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  178. I would love to win a kit to share with a friend. Thanks for the chance!

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  179. What a simple yet cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  180. this is my new favorite blogsite...next to Becky's, of course :) love the halloween ideas!!

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