Tuesday, October 30, 2007

50K Blog BonBons!!

I finally got past the 50K mark! Hooray!! :-) And, I'm coming up on my 1 year blogiversary in just one month. What better way to celebrate than with Blog BonBons?!?

Included in this package is:
1. 2 Michael's Clear Stamp sets
2. 1 small acrylic block
3. A few yards of some striped grosgrain ribbon, pink and purple.
4. Some glittery patterned paper from DCWV glitter stack
5. Some Crystal stickers, 4 sizes of rounds.
6. 1 sheet of snowflake stickers for creating stained glass effects (see this post for an example)
7. 1 sheet of Christmas shimmery clear stickers - an example will be coming!
8. A few Genuine German Beer Deckels (chipboard coasters!)
9. Accents & Elements tin from spring mini catalog - unopened!
10. Both Way Blossoms stamp set (minus the wood, sorry!) This was a hostess set in the 06-07 SU! Idea Book and Catalog...and was used for the card in this post. This is a new uncut set.
11. And as always...some yummy European Chocolates!! :-) Gotta have chocolate!!

So...to win this plethora of stamping goodies, please leave a comment on THIS POST telling me what you like to listen to when you are stamping. I listen to my ipod...and it depends on my mood which playlist I start, but it can range from Dixie Chicks to Sarah McLachlin to REM to Queen, and a thousand options in between! I think I need to create a special Stampin' playlist!! :-)

This is open to anyone...I will ship anywhere in the world. I will select a winner using random.org when we get back from Istanbul on Monday morning, November 5th. So please enter by 8am European Standard Time (GMT +1) on the 5th. For the time-zone impaired, that's 2am EST, 11pm PST on the 4th! :-)

Good luck, can't wait to read about your favorite stampin tunes!
TFL!
-Jana

105 comments:

  1. I also listen to my ipod! or a great station here in PA called Ben fm. Mix of 80s,90s and today-- all upbeat- and sing-along-able

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  2. Wonder how many want silence, how many want music? I am one of those who likes the silence! Give me peace & quiet every time - guess my brain goes on overload with too much going on around me.

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  3. I like to have radioparadise.com on when I am stamping - it has a very eclectic mix of music and makes for great background music. I also have a stash of cds burned onto my computer in case I am in the mood for a particular artist - currently The Decemberisits are my favorite and the Indigo Girls are always good :o)

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  4. What I listen to depends on whether the kids are in the room with me or not. If they are, we listen to Arthur or Hannah Montana. If I am alone, I listen to mostly 80's music. Love that stuff!

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  5. I actually don't listen to anything when I am stamping. The tv is always on for the doggies so I guess it would be that in the background usually tuned to the Food Network. But I really like the quiet. Thank you so much.
    Cheryl Sims

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  6. Congrats for hitting the 50K mark.

    I usually listen to what I've Tivo-ed. It's usually Gilmore Girls or Unwrapped (from Food Channel) or whatever shows I've Tivo-ed and catch up.

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  7. Ooh fun blog bonbons and fun question! I find myself listening to a lot of Jack Johnson lately - especially the Curious George soundtrack. I also like Ottmar Liebert. I find I need to concentrate so I need something that is in the background - not to be focused on.

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  8. I usually have the TV on in my stamp space... not shows I want to WATCH, but shows I am interested in enough to listen to. LOL

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  9. I have to admit that I just like it to be quiet when I stamp. I feel like there is always soo much noise in my house that to have some quiet time is such a blessing! I have two boys in band, jazz band, marching band, etc at school, and my daughter is 9, so that explains a lot right there!!

    Cognrats on all the hits!

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  10. Usually I keep it quiet when I stamp, as I can't hear what's going on downstairs otherwise (I need to get my hearing checked!) But if I have friends over, I like to listen to a local country music station.

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  11. If it is just me in the house, it is quiet. If my husband is home the ipod is on and it has enough songs to play for over a month. Everything from Don Williams, Elvis and the Beach Boys to Def Leppard, Matchbox 20 and Greenday. Today he will be adding the new Eagles CD. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful bonbon's! Jenny

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  12. I have a TV in my stamp area and listen to that. Nothing in particular, just whatever suits me at the time. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

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  13. My favorite is Colblie Caillat and Toby Lightman. They are wonderful! A little relaxing to keep me from freaking out during a card that isn't working and a little upbeat to keep me going when I am tired! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I like to listen too Our Lady Peace or Nickelback. My husband tells me I'm not a teeneger anymore but I can still try right? Thanks for the chance!!

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  15. I am one of those that loves the quiet, so I don't listen to anything but the kitty purring as she mangles my papers. You really do get around, I am so envious. Istanbul, wow. But best of all, you are giving away real, european chocolate!!! Congrats on reaching 50k.

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  16. Well since I'm a SAHM I usually hear backyardians, or Jack's Big Music Show in the backround! Which I have learned to love and they make me sway from side to side and of course I hear my son and his BF(who I take care of) singing along and my lil baby DD trying to sing to.. its the prettiest music I get to stamp too!


    Ellie Augustin
    e@scrapbookmama.com

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  17. I like to have the radio on, but lately I've been stuck on Matchbox 20 and Maroon 5. The radio is better because I don't have to get up from stamping to change the cd! Thanks for the chance for great candy :)

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  18. Wow, this is a very generous BonBon package! Thanks for offering it to us. I really like to stamp silence - ever since my kids were born I can only stamp when they are sleeping so silence is best for everyone:)

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  19. IF my 2yr old isnt around and I don't have to listen to BabyTV, I like to listen to XM radio on my tv and put on "Flight 26"...it's an XM channel??? Top 40 kinda stuff I supose.
    Congrats on your wonderful achievments!!!! I LOVE your blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your "German Phrase of the Day"!!! Keep up the beautiful work!!!
    ~Lana B.~

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  20. Congrats on 50K!! I love your BonBons...they look low cal to me. Count me in! I would play country...pop country and lock myself in my room and have fun with the package of goodies. You are going to make 1 stamper very happy and I hope it's ME ME ME! Thanks for a chance.
    cmeyers@hughes.net

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  21. I tend to listen to the music in my head...that is I stamp in silence. Not reverent chuch-silence, but silence like let me hear myself think for a change. Being a busy working mom of 3, I welcome my silent stamping world.
    Congrats on the milestone!!

    Shawn K.

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  22. Wow! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!

    I like to listen to my iPod as well; depends what my mood's like as to what my actual selection is. Starting Thursday, I'll be listening to Christmas music while I make Christmas cards!!

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  23. Jana... CONGRATS on hitting 50k!!

    When I am stamping I listen to all my FAVES on my computer. John Mayer is my FAVE to listen to right now but like you I listen to everything under the sun. I also love to listen to Padres baseball while stamping... just think... 9 innings of FAB stamping!! There is NOTHING better!!

    Rubber Hugs to the next 50k

    Char in So Cal
    scrampaddict@cox.net

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  24. I honestly prefer the silence when I am stamping and I am usually home alone and it is VERY quiet. I love it! But, I do love music and contemporary Christian is my music of choice... Chris Tomlin is my fave!

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  25. I usually stamp in silence or the noise of the kids running around the house or my husband watching tv. If I had an ipod I would probably listen to music.

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  26. What fun! Congrats on the success of your blog! As for music, I generally listen to some 80s mix CDs (no iPod yet if you can believe it!?!) or the local country station!
    Cheers,
    Colleen
    col12@hotmail.com

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  27. I am typically stamping late at night and finally "watching" really just listening to the shows that I taped the week or weeks before, like CSI, Grey's, House, etc. I can never catch up!

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  28. You have a great blog ! I love listening to instrumental jazz.
    Claudia

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  29. Well, I like to listen to my ipod too. I have a WIDE range of music. I love music anything pretty much. I would say right now...I am on a BIG John Mayer kick. So for the moment he is my fav.
    I love your blog Jana!
    Stampin' Hugs,
    Sher

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  30. For a relaxing stamping session, it's either a fav radio station or Josh Groban CD. Thanks for the chance at the treats.
    Ilene B.

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  31. I usually have the tv on while I'm stamping. That may be why I do not get much done. I'm usually watching Hannah Montana or That's So Raven. Nope, I don't have kids, I just like to watch those shows! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. Actually, I like peace and quiet. I have an eighteen month old and babysit a 3 and 4 year old. So, I treasure any quiet that I can get. Thanks and Congrats on the 50k hits.

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  33. Hi Jana! Congrats on reaching 50K!!!

    I'll listen to anything while stamping. . . if the kids are awake, it's most likely to be one of their shows or CDs in the background. Otherwise, I love to have the radio in the background.

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  34. Congrats on 50K! I'm not surprised because your blog rocks! When I'm stamping, I usually have a mixed CD playing because I like so many different artists and genres!

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  35. Wow! You go, girl! I have created a playlist on myspace and put it on my blog. When I want to stamp, I pull up my blog and rock on! I love Tobymac, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Big Daddy Weave, and many, many more!!

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  36. I usually watch/listen to the TV or my baby or husband snoring.

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  37. If my husband is home it is what ever he is watching on TV. Usually what ever soccor game or funniest home video show that is on. What I like to listen to is upbeat music or I must admit if there is a Top Model marathon on I put that on.

    Congrats on reaching a 1yr anniversary and 50m hits!

    : )
    Sarah

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  38. I like to listen to Michael Buble usually. Lately, I have been on a Taylor Swift kick, but I always fall back on Buble. :) It is soothing to me.

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  39. Well, don't want to sound boring but I don't listen to anything... not even the TV. Thanks for the chance to share my silence. Sandra

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  40. I know I'm a total dork but I always watch "Runaway Bride" when I stamp. Yep, every time. So, yes, I've seen it about a billion times!

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  41. I don't listen to anything. I like to work in a quiet room. I have a two year old that gives me plenty of noise throughout the day!

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  42. Hello! Usually I work in quiet, but now that I have my new craft room, I can keep the radio on really quiet. So I turn on the Country station. Thanks!
    Cheryl KVD

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  43. I like to listen to Celine or J. Lo or Cher, I have a long list of CD's that I like depending on my mood or what kind of card I'm making. Sometimes I like the music a little subdued or no music if I'm making a serious card. Thanks for the chance at some awesome candy!

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  44. Stampers are such generous people! Your bon bons are SO nice :)

    While I typically like it quiet when I'm stamping/creating, nothing sounds better than the voices and laughter of my girlfriends! I just love it when we are all able to put aside other commitments and get together and create.

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  45. I listen to my ipod which has a variety of songs on it - everything from country to rock & roll.

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  46. I like something lively, so I listen to a lot of jazz piano.
    Congrats on the hits!
    NancyS (momsnack)

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  47. Sometimes my iPod on shuffle ... other times www.lastfm.com ... and occasionally Flight 26 on xmRadio ... but often I prefer to stamp in silence.

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  48. Usually I have a tv on. If I am listening to my ipod, I like Maroon 5 the best. But do listen to music from Ireland, South America, and also listen to disco. I guess I am pretty random.
    Linda Peterson
    craftylin1968@aol.com

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  49. I like easy listening...the Eagles, Clint Black, Joshua Kadison, Martina McBride, Richard Marx and if I am not in the mood for the words I LOVE Celtic instrumentals.... Hope this helps!
    Thanks for your generousity.

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  50. I usually listen to a local country music station while stamping. Sometimes I play CDs.

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  51. As I don't have a dedicated craft room I'm usually at the dining room & either listening to the TV or radio chosen by the family. If I get to choose it depends on my mood but find it's generally the radio.

    What I like to listen to most is a friend who I'm stamping with, even if we stamp in silence.

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  52. Wow! great bonbons! I listen to my VH1 playlist. I have a big variety on it. Ranging from Fergie, Brandi Carlile, Silversun Pickups, Dixie Chicks, Rheana and more. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. I usually have on my satellite radio or am blogging and surfing while stamping. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Keep up the good work!

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  54. I adore peace and quiet because soon as my hubby walks in the door the silence comes to an end. He wants the TV or radio going even if he's not in the same room. During Christmas I do enjoy listening to soft Christmas music in the background when I work.

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  55. I [mostly] listen to pop country..
    depending on my mood..sometimes the eighties or golden oldies..
    or sometimes I just have the TV on
    the Food Network. As long as I'm
    stamping...I'm Happy!
    "Congratulations" on your 50k+
    Thanks for the chance to WIN your
    Blog Bon Bons!!

    Dee

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  56. I don't listen to music while I stamp. I usually have the tv on, though.

    Congrats on the 50K mark!

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  57. Congratulations on your 50K hits! Fun, isn't it? I like to listen to the tv, usually a movie and one I've usually seen so I don't have to look up. I get a lot more done with the tv on than the radio. Don't ask why, some things are just best left to wonder about!!! LOL

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  58. Congrats on the hits! You have a great blog so of course you have the hits! :)

    I don't usually listen to anything! I enjoy the peace and quiet after listing to my DS all day! If I do have something on it is the TV (60%) or country music downloaded on my computer (40%).

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  59. I, like you, listen to about anything depending on my mood.... and I must confess that I ALWAYS sing along :)

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  60. congrats on the hits!

    i LOVE to listen to hockey games when i'm stamping. and if there isn't a game on, i usually have a local country station on

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  61. ~Carla~ www.moralia.wordpress.com10/30/2007 09:45:00 PM

    Well usually I listen to my 4 kids goofing off.. ;) LOL!! But I usually just flip on the radio and listen to whatevers on... I love any type of music except heavy metal and twangy country. ;) lol!

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  62. I listen to whatever rerun of whatever sport is on ESPN in the middle of the night. Unless my teams are on the west coast and then I get it live! Go Pistons Go Wings.

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  63. Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com)10/30/2007 11:20:00 PM

    I prefer silence when I'm stamping. But sometimes I would listen a mixed CD. It doesn't really matter for me!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. I love to listen to oldies and country. especially george stait, faith hill. creates a wonderful mood to create something ..

    Thanks for the fab give-away.

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  65. most of the time I don't listen to anything when I stamp .... but on occasions I remember to turn on my music stored on my computer ... I love to listen to music from the 60's & 70's! Showing my age I guess ;)

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  66. Congratulations on 50K! Such pretty bling (candy) you have to give away, wow! What fun. It varies on how much I need to concentrate, or how I feel, sometimes quiet, or the older genre of soft rock and gold old rock and roll 70's style! LOL. Thanks for the chance. bluemoonbynite@yahoo.com

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  67. I don't like to have anything but silence when I'm crafting even though I live in the country. Thank you for this kind chance!
    Jacqueline
    cartes34@hotmail.com

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  68. I like to listen to mellow music like Norah Jones. Thanks for having such wonderful blog candy! *fingers crossed*

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  69. I don't like to listen to anything when I am stamping. I prefer peace and quiet.

    Congrats on all the hits and hope you had a good trip.

    TFS

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  70. Usually when stampin I listen to the radio thats what I like listening too .....Mind you I always end up listening to My 2 boys arguing or their Rap music or the dogs barking...LOL

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  71. CONGRATS on your 50K milestone. It definately depends on my mood...sometimes its the adult alternative station on cable tv music station, country, or my CDS(favorites are barbara streisand, sara evens, Indigo girls or music from movie One fine day)

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  72. Congratulations! Wow! What a nice set of blog candy. Right now I have to do my stamping and stuff out in the family room so I usually turn on the "Adult Contemporary" station on satellite tv. Once I get my computer/craft desk area done I'll probably either listen to my favorite station on my under cabinet radio or xm radio online...again, usually adult contemporary but sometimes some country.

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  73. Wow!! Congrats!! Thanks for a great blog and great bon bons too. I usually don't listen to anything when stamping. I prefer the peace and quiet. Again Congrats!

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  74. Congrats on 50K hits. I just hit 50 on my blog too.
    I listen to my i-pod while I stamp. I have a lot of 80's music.

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  75. Hi Jana! Congratulations on 50K!!!
    Thank you for offering such awesome blog candy!

    I listen to the classic rock channel on cable TV. They play all of my favorites...Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, ELP, Black Sabbath...
    I like to rock while I'm stamping :)

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  76. Sometimes I listen to my iPod which has a good mix of music from 80's hair bands to pop and country (even some reggae). We also have good music stations from our cable company and I love the hit list channel or adult contemp. Sirius has this GREAT station called 80's hair bands and it is so much fun to listen to! Yea I hope I get picked!!!

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  77. Without peace and quiet my attention span is very limited and my thought process is at high risk for lousing things up, so no background noise for me.

    It pleases me to see your family take advantage of your close proximity to all those wonderful European sights! Enjoy them all in good health.

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  78. Wow! How awesome is that? 50K!
    And, bonbons to boot!

    I have a cd player that holds 6 and i usually fill it with Shinai Twain, Green Day, Beetles, Elvis, Sheryl Crowe, Rolling Stones, and sometimes it's just the radio tuned to 94.7 WCSX Classic Rock.

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  79. I usually like the peace and quiet. Except when Grey's Anatomy is on LOL I watch it on my tv in my craftspace.

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  80. congratulations on 50k! :)

    when i am stamping, i don't usually listen to anything. i am still quite new, so i have to really concentrate when i stamp.

    thanks for the great assortment of goodies that you are offering! :)

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  81. thanks for the chance to win some GREAT blog candy! I am like you, I can listen to ACDC , or Dixie Chix and everything in between. just depends on what " creative" mood I am in.... THANKS!

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  82. Congrats on so many visitors and one year at blogging. This is my first time at this site and I love it... I like to listen to satelite radio- 80s music. Happy stampin-Barb

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  83. primitiveseasons10/31/2007 11:22:00 AM

    I love love love Josh Groban. I also like country western, opera and seasonal music. My tastes are eclectic and I use my cd player or Sirius radio.
    Mary Puskar

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  84. Definitely depends on the mood...I love Harry Connick, Jr or the Barenaked Ladies!

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  85. I usually listen to a classic rock station since where we live the reception isn't that great. Sometimes I will listen to my ipod but then I get tired of those songs....congrats on your blog hits....I've sent a few people here!

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  86. Maybe this is strange, but I don't like to listen to anything when I am creating....
    Congratulations on your 50K blogs...

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  87. While stamping I like listening to NPR radio or a music blend of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more... it put you in the right stampin' mood. I love you blog BonBons - and the Euro chocolate!
    Lena

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  88. I have a little tv in my craft room so sometimes that is on. Otherwise I usually craft in silence.

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  89. the quiet! of my children not making noise

    or even better yet sleeping

    I do love them though!

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  90. i LOVE LISTENING TO MY I-POD (THAT IS IF I CAN FIND IT). QUITE A COMBO OF MUSIC FROM RALPH'S UNDER THE SEA FOR THE KIDS TO PAVROTTI WITH QUITE A BIT OF COUNTRY AND OF COURSE -- CELINE. LOVE MY LOGITECH SPEAKERS WITH RE-CHARGABLE BATTERIES THAT LAST FOR 10 HOURS - EVEN GREAT FOR SITTING ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE CAR WHILE DRIVING MAINE TO FLORIDA. FROM ONE WHO DOESN'T MISS YOUR BLOG - NOT JUST A CANDY SEEKER - BUT HECK, WHO DOESN'T LIKE CANDY!!!!

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  91. congrats on your hits - love your blog! I like quiet when I stamp, because that's where I find my 'serenity' hence the name of my blog...serenity in stamping

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  92. Congrats on your hits. It depends on where I am stamping - if I'm in the study I like peace and quiet but if I am in the living room I will usually watch shows that I have taped during the week to catch up on them whilst stamping. Thanks, great candy.

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  93. I usually prefer to stamp in silence but if I were listening to music it would more then likely be a cd by Il Divo, am a big fan. Congrats on the milestone.

    Rosemary
    tody2@aol.com

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  94. Hope you had a great trip. I prefer it to be very quiet. I usually stamp during nap time or after everyone is in bed. I will have to try the IPOD next time & see if it inspires me! Thanks for all your inspirational posts!

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  95. Great candy Jana!! Thanks for sharing. Ok, so I usually am listening to my children fight, play, watch tv or otherwise run around the house - try to tune it out, but . . . :)

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  96. I like to listen to audio books or music while I stamp, sometimes just silence is nice too. I have kids! Congratulations on your visitors and one year blogaversary, I love checking in to see what you're doing!

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  97. I love to listen to John Mayer. He just puts me in such a groovin mood! Congrats to you for your plethora of hits to your blog! You rock!

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  98. Right now I've been listening to Christmas music to get me in the holiday mood and give me a little inspiration for all the Christmas projects I want to complete!

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  99. Congrats on 50K! I love listening to Little Big Town when I am stamping. Their music is great! Love your Blog

    ~Gina

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  100. I usually listen to a favorite Christian radio station (KLTY) on the computer. However, with three small kids, sometimes I just like silence while I stamp.

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  101. If I do stamp (which you know is not often) I listen to my beautiful wife playing our piano! Congratulations on 50K hits and WOW - there are 100 comments on this one post!

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  102. Congrats on the popularity of your blog!
    I'm an ipod girl for sure. I've got everything from classical, to rock, to pop...lots of stuff. I just pop it in to my speakers and instant music!
    Thanks for a chance at a super great prize!!
    Heather L.

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  103. WOW! 50K! Congratulations! When I'm not listening to my 2 kids, I usually just stick my iPod on shuffle. I have just about every kind of music on mine. But lately, I've got to say I've been listening to the early REM...Life's Rich Pageant and Fables. The good stuff!

    Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!

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  104. I also listen to my iPod...most likely some 80's rock, 80's pop, country and/or alternative...I just put it on shuffle and let it play my 4+ stars selections! Congrats on your 50k Jana!

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  105. I also listen to my iPod...most likely some 80's rock, 80's pop, country and/or alternative...I just put it on shuffle and let it play my 4+ stars selections! Congrats on your 50k Jana!

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