Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mini Album Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends!  Today is Happy Wednesday and a few friends decided to have a mini album blog hop just for fun!!  Woo Hoo!  We will each be showcasing mini albums that we have made and I hope this gives each of you lots of cool ideas when making a mini album.

The blog hop starts at Mary's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning, click HERE.  You should have arrived here from JANIS' blog.  I know she has made a super cute mini!!!  Janis is so talented!

Here are pictures of the mini album that I made.  I purchased a mini album kit from Gabrielle Beck in 2009 off of her Etsy store and modifed it to fit my topic.  It is so nice to have papers, embellishments, brads, buttons, and chipboard already selected and ready to go in one easy kit.  Gabrielle's store is not on Etsy anymore but you can search "mini album kits" if you would like to find one to make.

Here is the mini album I made for this hop.  I made this mini album as a gift to my son, Matt, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army.  I will present this album as a gift to him when he returns.


Front cover




First two pages

Pages 3 and 4

Pages 5 and 6

Last pages in Album...pocket page with lots of tags and pictures

Tags

close up view of tags

last four tags in Pocket Page

Our sponsor for this blog hop is Regina at The Cutting Cafe.  Regina is giving away three cut files to one lucky winner for this hop's blog candy!  The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced on
**************** BLOG.  Hmmm......did I say which one of us is picking the winner?  It's a SECRET!!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on everyone's blog to qualify!!!  Woo hoo!  Check back with us on Monday to see who won!!!!  How fun is that?

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I WILL ALSO BE GIVING AWAY BLOG CANDY!!!  One lucky winner, selected by random.org, will win a $15 gift certificate to The Scrapbooking Queen's Facebook Royal Shoppe!!!  The Scrapbooking Queen's store is AWESOME!!!!  Lots of cool stuff!!!  All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me your favorite ice cream flavor along with your email address so that I can contact the winner.  I will select the winner on Monday, July 1st on this blog.  

The next person on the hop is STACEY.
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Here is the blog list in case you get lost on the way:

Mary @ Cardz TV

Janis @ Pause Dream Enjoy

Lynn @ Boots and Bling Time

Stacey @ Stacey's Creative Corner

Ginger @ My Sisters Scrapper

Susan @ It's Me Susan P

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  2. Love it! I saw one picture with Ft. Sill on it. My husband and I were stationed there years ago. TFS!
    P.S. I had to re-do my comment because I can't spell. ;-)

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  3. What an amazing mini!! I love it!! What a great keepsake!! Hugs, Ginger

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  4. Thanks for sharing this wonderful mini. What a nice tribute to your son! Please thank him for his service.

    *gina*

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  5. I so like your mini but I really like all the tags. It's so fun to see a mini complete with photo! Please thank your son for his service, my Grandson is serving right now as well, so proud of all these young men and women! Hmmm my favorite ice cream would have to be Pralines and Cream, yum yum.
    My email is northwestlady@gmail.com

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  6. Its easy to see and read how much your son Matt means to you, and I wish him a speedy and I hope soon to come trip home so you and Grace can give him lots of hugs and love. And then for him to see this wonderful mini you have made for him....Blessings to you and your whole family and an extra one for Matt. Pat in Canada

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  7. Great album with such a great nod to your son. Keep up the great work.

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  8. I love this mini! Especially the front cover. Love the rustic feel it has!!

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  9. I love this mini. I love the photos you added as well. This is such a beautiful treasure. Great job!!

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  10. I love this mini-album and the chance to win, thnks, hugs, patty

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  11. What a fun album. It is a simple design with lots of style!
    I loooooove coconut ice cream. jeanmass@comcast.net

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  12. love your mini!! I love seeing the pictures added to your mini :-) and I love "moose tracks" ice cream.
    ikennic at q dot com

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  13. Love your mini. Americana is one of my favorites. My favorite ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip. ; )

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  14. Love your mini. Thank your son for his service

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  15. What an awesome tribute album! I love it!!

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  16. Wow great mini Lynn, especially the last page with the pocket, you have stuffed so much into one tiny project : )

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  17. Oops forgot to tell you my fave icecream flavour - CHOCOLATE
    I am now following you via Bloglovin.

    jenfa1@tpg.com.au

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  18. Fantastic mini-album. What a wonderful gift!

    My favorite ice cream flavor is Mocha Almond Fudge. YUM!!

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  19. Hi - Some great ideas - helps me with my cards making.
    Alice

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  20. What a beautiful tribute to your hero! I can see the work that you put into this adorable mini album...it's wonderful.

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  21. A wonderful keepsake of photos. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  22. Love this mini and all the tags you put in that pocket. Very nice! Matt will love it. :) Janis

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  23. Love your mini album. love the tags. Your son will love it. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
    http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

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  24. So rustic. I'm pretty plain - I love vanilla.

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  25. I love this wonderful mini! I love making mini albums and I thank you for sharing Matt's album with us...what a great tribute to him. Our heroes are so dear to my heart,so please tell Matt that I thank him for his service!

    My favorite ice cream is Butter Pecan but honestly, it's hard to say no any flavor!
    Irish877@Yahoo.com

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  26. LOVE your little album and I'm sure your son will as well. Fav Ice cream ..... chocolate of course. But can't have it anymore because of Diabetes. playsinsoil1ATyahooDOTcom

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  27. What a great mini! I love it! Your tags are wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great day.
    tcpearce825@gmail.com
    designsbytisha.blogspot.com

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  28. Such a wonderful album for your son! He will treasure it always.
    My fav ice cream is hard to say... I love them all...if I had to choose I would say anything chocolate or coffee will do for me!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  29. I don't really scrapbook, but you have lots of wonderful ideas her that can be used for the ever-challenging masculine cards - LOL! What a beautiful mini-album!

    blessings,
    Dianna

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  30. Your mini album is beautiful! TFS!
    -Mary
    aninspiredcraftroom.com

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  31. Awesome album! I love all the tags stuck into the pocket!

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  33. What a great mini! love all the tags! my fave flavor is Vanilla! slnewby at gmail dot com.

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  34. Sheree, this mini is fantastic!! What a great gift to give to your son, he is gonna love it!! I know I do :) Favorite ice cream huh....would have to be mint chocolate chip! Yum! I am so glad to be a part of this hop with you!

    Hugs,
    Stacey

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  35. Wow Lynn, this mini is amazing!! I have two son's that served in the US Army. One who is done, and one who is die hard full time Army and is currently deployed. Our soldiers are my Hero's, they are all so awesome!! Your son is gonna love this mini!! I have made an album for my one son of all his deployments, want for his children to have this down in case anything would ever happen to their father, or for later down the road when they are adults. Hugs from one military mom to another!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  36. This is great! I love the different texture looks on each page.

    Thanks LeeAnne

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  37. Oh gosh your mini album is so awesome I just love each and every little thing you used and did you are so very talented I know too that you had lots of fun creating this. Thanks ever so much for sharing your album, info and your fun.

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  38. love your album, I am a proud Army mom also. So nice to see your tribute to your son.
    TFS
    Judy

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  39. Love your album. Thanks for honoring our nations heros

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  40. Not only is this a great mini album, it's a great way to celebrate a hero and to encourage others to do the same. Thank you so much...

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  41. Wow...I just love this mini album you made for your son. I was an army wife and I am now a navy mom. I would love to make something like this for my son. Thanks for the inspiration! - Kara

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  42. What an absolutely thoughtful and heart warming mini. TFS!

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  43. Adorable mini - thanks so much for sharing! My favorite flavor is Mint Cookie Crunch - reminds me of Girl Scout mint cookies! jen_chadwick at hotmail dot com.

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  44. Your album will be a treasure for your son.thank him for his service to our country.

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  45. What a beautiful and treasured album. Amazing details and so thoughtful. Great job.

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  46. Please THANK YOU to your son for his service to our country, there are still many out there who do no appreciate the men and women who fight to keep us free. what a beautiful mini, tfs. Dee M.

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  47. Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Love the tag pocket! Great mini! Ice cream..... must be chocolate!

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  49. My brother and I always say our favorite ice cream flavor is the one we are eating! I love ice cream that much! But if you have to narrow me down, I probably would say butter pecan. I also love this album. Your son will be delighted. Maybe my favorite album today is the one I am looking at - sort of like my ice cream choice.

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  50. Girl!!! You know how I feel about your mini. It is absolutely gorgeous!! Matthew is going to love it. Every part was made with love.
    Susan

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  51. I love this mini album blog hop. Your son will love the album you created for him! Please thank him for all he does for our liberty and freedom. Let's see, favorite ice cream is butter pecan. It's my dad's favorite flavor and he would love it when I ordered the same flavor on a rare "treat" stop. cricutcheesehead@gmail.com

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  52. Wow, this is such a great mini. I just love all the pages.

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  53. It's so nice to see a completed album with actual photos in it. Your mini really holds a lot of photos. You should be so proud of your son for his service to our country. I love ice cream, especially any flavor with chocolate and nuts involved. Catch me at ceramicsbylois@comcast.net

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  54. When it comes to ice cream.....any flavor will do especially chocolate. Neat album!

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  55. Gorgeous...love the rustic look of the album!! I love any ice cream...as long as it has chocolate in it somehow. Thanks for the chance to win...Lee-Ann :)
    leekubinec@gmail.com

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  56. Oh my gosh I love your mini Sheree! I love that it's about Matt :o) Super cool! Hugs ~ Schell

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  57. Sheree, your album is just amazing!!! You've outdone yourself on this, my friend, and Matt will love and cherish it!
    It's been so much fun being in this hop with you!
    Big hugs,
    Mary

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  58. GREAT, GREAT work! Love it when people honor our military men and women! Thank you for your son's service and God Bless!!

    BJ

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  59. Beautiful album that I'm sure your son will cherish! Love all the tags and details! God Bless your Son and your family!

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  60. This is an excellent keepsake for your son. He will love it! TFS.
    Please thank him for keeping us safe.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    vanilla is my fav dmcardmaker (AOL)

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  61. I never know what to do with those little people. Now I do. adorable.

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  62. Absolutely gorgeous mini album, your son will definitely love this keepsake!! All the details are so beautifully put together!! I really LOVE all ice cream flavors but my favorite has to be Cookies & Cream...yummm!!
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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    1. PS...my favorite ice cream flavor is cookie dough :)
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  64. This just darling and so special!! This would be a great album to make my Dad!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I am excited to try making a mini album!! Love the tag page super cute!! <3 Ben & Jerry's Creme Brulee Ice Cream is my favorite!!
    Krystal
    KrystalKlearCreations.blogspot.com
    T.F.I

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  65. Nice Album! Thanks for the idea! Gina

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  66. What an awesome mini album!! Love the cover with the wood grain!! So fun!!
    My favorite ice cream is Chocolate Chip Mint
    Luv2scrappp@yahoo.com

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  67. Your son is going to love this album! You did a fantastic job. And, Thank you to your son for serving. TFS Jennie

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  68. What a wonderful album! I love the rustic look! Hmmmm I just love ice cream, all kinds, my favorite brand is Blue Bell does that count?
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  69. This is sooooo awesome!!!! Love the rustic look of it and all the tags

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  70. So excited to see this ... gave me the idea to make one similar to this for my niece who will soon be returning home from Afghanistan. Thank you, too, for the chance to win some blog candy!

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  71. Love it, love the grungy look and all your papers were great. Thank you for sharing.

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  72. What a special album! Thank you for sharing a masculine project. I love the tags and all the pictures. Let your son know how much your fellow crafters appriciate what he is doing. God Bless

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  73. What a great album, I am sure your son will love it.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizo.net

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  74. I just love your album. Your son will love it. Please tell him I truly appreciate his service.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  75. Great mini! How proud you must be of your son! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Your mini is awesome! Your son is going to love it! I loved the combination of paper and embellishments you used:) Thanks for sharing!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

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  77. Love your mini! PERFECT choice of paper for your album. I bet you son is going to love it. Thank him for his service!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  78. Love your mini. I would love to make one someday.

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  79. What a great album and what a wonderful subject matter. Please thank your son for his service. My favorite ice cream flavor is butter pecan. cardkel at gmail.com

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  80. wow love all the tags in your mini what a wonderful tribute to your son's service. Thanks so much for a great hop....Karen

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  81. what a great blog and mini album!

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  82. Love your mini!! I have a couple soldiers I know that would appreciate this. :)

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  83. Chocolate! Seems people can't remember their favorite ice cream flavor, or are too shy to share! Wonderful album for your son.
    Judi taylorjudi@hotmail.com

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  84. Beautiful!great album,love it!!!

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  85. Awesome mini album. My son is in USAF serving currently in Korea so maybe I will make him a mini album to put is pictures of Korea in. TFS and for a chance to win some blog candy.

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  86. Awesome mini album. Your son will love it I'm sure!!! Thanks for the chance to win some candy! My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. chuchi@comporium.net visit me at carolwatsonscreations.blogspot.com

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  87. Great looking mini album and like the cool idea of all the picture tags.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  88. Great mini album, thank you for sharing. And a big thank you to your son serving our country. May he come home to you safe and sound.

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  89. What a great album. Your son will love it with all the cherished photos inside.
    My favorite ice cream flavor is Jamoca Almond Fudge from Baskin Robins. Mmm good!
    Evelyn
    evelynholmberg at mac.com

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  90. Oh my gosh!! Your mini album is totally awesome!!! I so love it! It is so rustic looking. It is beautiful!!!!
    My favorite flavor of ice cream is Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate. :)

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  91. I love this!
    My favorite flavor is Cookie Dough
    luvmusic082300@gmail.com

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  92. Love the mini album what a great idea with all the tags in the back pocket thanks for the inspiration

    I love coffee ice cream

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  93. Love it, what a nice tribute to your hero. I salute him!

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  94. this is a very exciting blog hop ...love ur album!!! vanilla is my favorite.....jeanmheming@aol.com

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  95. luv your rustic family album!
    My favorite ice cream chocolate! thanks
    vivianmae@comcast.net

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  96. luv your rustic family album!
    My favorite ice cream chocolate! thanks
    vivianmae@comcast.net

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  97. That is an awesome mini, thank you for including the photos to show the final product.

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  98. Love your album, so creative. Thanks for sharing, Carol

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  99. Love the colors and the texture.

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  100. WOW!!!!! What an awesome album!!!!!

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  101. OH THAT IS JUST ADORABLE!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  102. Your mini is amazing, gr8t job!

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  103. Such a precious mini! I know it will be very special to your son!!! P. S. my favorite flavor ice cream is Dutch chocolate but I get migraine headaches :( from chocolate, so I have learned to love old fashioned French vanilla!!! :)

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  104. Love this mini...very nice tribute! Love just about anything that honors our military, and this is done so nicely! TFS!

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  105. Very nice mini album for your son! Kudos to him for his service to our country! My favorite ice cream ... Umpqua Bordeaux Cherry! It's the bomb!!
    stilesjk77@yahoo.com

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  106. love the mini album... honoring the military is awesome! thanks for sharing

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  107. What a great mini. My best friend's daughter is in the Navy...I am sending her a link to see this now!

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  108. Oh this is beautiful. I am sure you son will love your blessed gift.

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  109. What a special mini. We are a military family of 19 years. I made a mini using the large Jenni Bowlin patriotic bingo cards and my soldier loved it.

    My fav ice cream is pralines and cream. Thank you

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  110. Oh wow! This is awesome! I love your album and especially all your cool tags! Thank you!

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  111. This is an awesome gift for your son. So thankful that he is serving our country. My nephew served several years in the military. Janet buck2@casscomm.com

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  112. Wow you have alot of comments. What a great mini album. You hit all the important parts of Matt's life in the Army. Great job and great attention to detail. Love it and you.

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