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Friday, October 15, 2010

Damask Dresser & Artograph Projector Giveaway!

Have you ever been perplexed about how to get a cool design on a piece of fabric, or a picture in a book, or a graphic on your computer onto a wall or a piece of furniture?  Well it’s something that’s plagued me for a while.  I’m decent at freehand painting, but when it comes to symmetrical designs, or repeating designs or getting something really tiny to be huge, I have been stuck, so I started looking around for an opaque projector I could use for that purpose.

I spoke to the lovely people at Artograph, who graciously offered to send me their Super Prism  Art Projector (one of their top-of-the-line models) to use and one to offer our readers for a giveaway!!  Isn’t that SO exciting!  The Super Prism has a manufacturers suggest retail price of $400, so this is a fantastic opportunity for you to own this incredibly useful tool for the creative DIYer!  Details about the giveaway are below, but first, I thought I’d share with you a project I did for my very own bedroom using my new Super Prism Projector.

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We inherited our dresser when we were first married, 10.5 years ago, from my husbands grandmother.  It was very 70’s looking, with the slanted drawers, boxy shape and yellow wood tone.  When we first got it, I decided it might make it look a little less 70’s and a little more traditional if I added some pulls and knobs. 

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It helped, but I’ve been yearning to give it more of an update forEVER, but my husband has a thing about painting wood, so being the loving, dutiful wife that I am, I conceded the issue for years.  Finally I could take it no longer, so I did what any loving, dutiful wife would do.  I waited until he was at work, and whipped out the paint!  :)  Surprise!  He was only momentarily disappointed that the wood was no longer, because he loved the way it turned out (as I knew he would.)

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Now it matches my Roadkill Rescue Headboard I redid years ago!  Yay!  (You can see it in the mirror.  By the way, this is probably the first time in at least 3 years that my bed has been somewhat made, just to keep it real.)

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Here’s a better look at the headboard and duvet cover.

 

So let me show you how I accomplished this using my new projector!

I wanted to use the damask from the duvet cover as the design on the dresser, but the pattern was a little too large to fit on the copy area of the projector.  (It has a 7” x 7” copy area.)  So I found a picture of the duvet cover online (they sell the Havana pattern at Target still) and printed it on a smaller scale that would fit on the copy area.

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The projector was simple and easy to use, right out of the box.  I just placed my image on the copy area, shut the lid, turned it on, adjusted the distance between the projector and the dresser until the image was the size I wanted, then turned the end of the lens to focus it.  Maybe a minute, and we were in business!

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I traced around the image with a pencil.

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Then flipped the image upside down and traced on the other side. 

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(I wish I could take credit for idea of this awesome design, but it was inspired by this damask wall art that Brooke did at All Things Thrifty back in April.  It’s been swirling around in my head ever since and I was SO excited to finally see it to fruition.)

So then, the painting began.  I’m not going to lie to you and tell you this was a quick process, but I think the end product was TOTALLY worth the time and effort.  Here it is after 1 hour of painting:

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2 hours, and we’re half-way done:

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I want to say it took about 5 hours to complete all the black painting with touch-ups and everything.  I just put on some tunes and painted away.  Not difficult work, just a little tedious.  Luckily, my husband was home yesterday when I was working on this part, so my kids were not completely neglected.  ;)

I really could not be happier with how it turned out, and am totally stoked to have everything in there looking like it goes together.  It was only 10.5 years in the making.  Good things come to those who wait.  :)

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Now for the GIVEAWAY details!!!

You have the opportunity to own your very own Super Prism Projector from Artograph!!  Here’s what you have to do:

1.  Be a follower of Twice Lovely and leave me a comment telling me so.

2.  “Like” Twice Lovely on Facebook and leave me a comment.

3.  Link to this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or in a blog post and leave a comment for each that you do.

4.  Post the giveaway button on your sidebar for the duration and leave me a comment.

 

That’s 6 opportunities to win one of these great machines for yourself!!  PLEASE be sure to leave a SEPARATE comment below for each of your entries!!

I will pick a winner 2 weeks from today, on October 29, 2010.  During that time, I’m going to be showing you LOTS more ideas of things you can do with a projector of your own.  We have a few guests posts lined up with even MORE great projector projects and tutorials.  I can’t wait!

Good luck!

EDIT:  This giveaway is now closed!

 

Linking to:

Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Under the Table and Dreaming, I Heart Naptime, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, House of Grace, Fine Craft Guild .com, The Shabby Nest, Domsetically Speaking, My Backyard Eden, Thrifty D├ęcor Chick

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616 comments:

  1. AMAZING giveaway Ann Marie! I'm a faithfull follower and I just posted about this giveaway on both my Twitter and Facebook pages!

    XO
    Lenore

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  2. Always amazing Ann Marie. You put so much work and detail into your pieces. They are so unique and have your signature all over them. Great job!

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  3. I told the world about you on Facebook!!

    Thanks for clearing that up AM, hope my separate comments bring me loads of good luck!

    XO
    Lenore

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  4. i've been a follower for a while now! (just joined via gfc too!) what a fun project - your dresser turned out AWESOME!!!
    kristinmik at gmail dot com

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  5. Added your button to my sidebar!!

    Can you tell I really want to win?

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  6. I am already a follower. I neeeeed one of these. I already have a project in the works, and I was trying to figure out how to get it where I want it. Your dresser is just WOW!

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  7. Super giveaway! I'm a follower. I can think of a bunch of uses for this fantastic machine.

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  8. I'm a follower. YOUR DRESSER LOOKS AMAZING! I'm super impressed!

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  9. I am LOVING the damask dresser! I'm always scared to actually try something like that, but maybe I'll get the courage one of these days. I bet it would be helped if I had that handy dandy projector!! :) I'm a follower.

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  10. Faithful follower here!
    That dresser is sooo dramatic, I love it! I had to scroll back up to make sure it was the same dresser! What a transformation!

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  11. that dresser is AH-MAZ-ING! Particularly since Damask and I are having a hot love affair!! It is perfection. And I cannot even begin to imagine the awesomeness that one could complete with that projector!! Wow!! I am a follower....and have been for a while. And I rarely enter contests. It would be dumb not to give this one a whirl!!

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  12. Omg there is no way that is the same dresser!!! You did an awesome job I love it!!! oh ya I'm a follower and I'm going to twitter right now. I need that projector!!! Love your giveaway and your blog.

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  13. Follower here, too. I was so inspired by your posts that I purchased some hideous (really really bad) end tables and I'm going to redo them next weekend! Yea!! I'm SO excited!!

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  14. You're on my facebook! I've already turned one of my friends into a follower, more to come, I'm sure!

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  15. AND.... now you're on my blog sidebar! www.apocketfullofawesome.blogspot.com

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  16. Follower...here and on FB! I wonder if I could do something like that? Love your wall color too!!

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  17. I love what you did! It looks like a designer piece that people would pay a lot of money for. Great job!

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  18. Follower!

    What a great giveaway and a great project! The dresser looks amazing!

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  19. Ha, see!! I only posted like 15 minutes ago and another friend (Sheila) is already following you ;)

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  20. So far "Like" on FB and blog(ger) follower on my profile.

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  21. I would love one of these! I follow your blog through Reader. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  22. I'm following you! I've never thought about using a projector on projects. Oh the fun I could have...

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  23. I just posted on Twitter under 4PureJoy.

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  24. The giveaway is now posted on my blog.

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  25. I don't remember how I found you on Facebook, but I've been a follower for a couple weeks now (aka. "liked" your page). Whether I win the projector or not (and most likely not since the odds are tiny), I just want to say that your dresser looks INCREDIBLE!! So classy and sophisticated. Very "Trading Spaces," but in the Laurie Hickson-Smith or Genevieve Gorder way. ;-) I agree that it was definitely worth the hours it took, and more, because now you'll be able to enjoy it whenever you're in your room.

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  26. Oops, I have never "followed" a blog before, so didn't realize they were two separate things. I am now a follower of your blog as well as a Facebook fan. :-)

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  27. This is so cool. follow your blog.
    bluebird1018@gmail.com

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  28. I am already a follower! What a terrific job you did on that dresser. I love damask prints.

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  29. I just linked to the giveaway on my Facebook page. How cool that you are both residents of Arizona!! I grew up there. :-)

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  30. Your dresser turned out beautifully. I'm already making plans in my head...
    I'm now a follower on facebook. :)

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  31. I am also a follower of your blog.

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  32. I am a fan of Twice Lovely on Facebook. (because I like being a fan better then "like")

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  33. Posted a link on my Facebook's business page!

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  34. and... posted a link on my facebook's personal page

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  35. and... I added your button to my side bar.. Ok I think I've done ir all except for tweeter
    wait... I'll blog about it too!!! does that count?

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  36. i LOVE WHAT YOU DO/SHOW ON YOUR BLOG! i'M A FOLLOWER!

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  37. We love your makeovers! Oh the things you could do with a projector like that! I followed you and liked you on facebook!

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  38. Oh, lovely! You know this, of course, but it appears none of us can resist telling you anyway. :)


    Hi. Fairly new follower here, now a regular eager-reader. Just the other day, I said to myself, "Self, we need a projector!" Then lo and behold, what to our projector-needing eyes should appear but this oh-so-timely giveaway of yours! Thanks for the opportunity to become a randomly generated winner. :)

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  39. I posted about your giveaway on Twitter under FARLEYDTR

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  40. I blogged about TwiceLovely & the giveaway.

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  41. I told my friends on FB about TwiceLovely's Artograph giveaway!

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  42. TwiceLovely's button has found a home on my blog!
    Thanks for the opportunities to win!

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  43. I also liked TwiceLovely on FB and left a comment there :) Good luck everyone!

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  44. I "like" you on Facebook, and I left a comment there.

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  45. Ann Marie... Beautiful dresser! And funny story about your husband not liking to change things. When I was pregnant with S, I asked your husband to help me move furniture around in B's office as a surprise. He kindly helped but I could tell he didn't think it was a great idea. :) Tell your family that we all said Hi!

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  46. Shared this wonderful giveaway on my blog!

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  47. The Button is up on my blog! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

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  48. This rocks. Unbelievable transformation.

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  49. I am a follower! I was just looking for one of these the other day!!

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  50. I am Liking you on facebook! I love you dresser, it turned out so great!!

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  51. i'm a follower- i subscribe via RSS to my gmail! (email me if you'd like the full address, I dont like using my name onthe internet :) scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  52. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/27491383687 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  53. So fabulous! What an amazing giveaway ~ I am follower and also love getting your updates on facebook! Thank you!

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  54. Oh love the dresser makeover. I couldn't tell the drawers were slanted until you painted it.

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  55. That dresser is AH-MAZE-ING! Love damask!
    I am now a follower!

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  56. That is gorgeous! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE! Of course I'm a follower!

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  57. I am following!!!!! Beautiful dresser!

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  58. Ummm...is this even real?!?! I can't believe it!! It's AMAZING!! WOW!!

    Of course I'm a follower :)

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  59. This is absolutely FAB-U-LOUS!!! I love, love, love it!!!

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  60. Your dresser is amazing. I love all your black and white. I've been a follower of your's for a while now. Thanks for the wonderful give a way. I can think of lots of ways I'd use that to add art to things around my house. Hugs...

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  61. I'm a follower! I love your work and I think you are very inspirational. Awesome giveaway!

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  62. (I don't need to win the giveaway) I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE this project. It is not 70s anymore. Just simple and stunning.

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  63. i am a follower, and i actually faved your armoire today and mentioned this spectacular dresser. i love it! i actually really like it in the half-done stage with the damask on just the left, too.

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  64. I posted about the giveaway on my blog: http://shabbythoughts.blogspot.com/2010/10/desk-update.html

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  65. Okay, Love your dresser! WE have my hubby's old dresser that needs a makeover like this! I'm a follower!

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  66. That dresser is fantastic! It's a real statement piece. Beautiful!!

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  67. Just became a follower...amazing job on the dresser!!!

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  68. I'm a new follower coming over from Infarrantly Creative's blog! What a great giveaway :)

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  69. Love your work on the dresser! Been following for a couple of months and LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff.....your inspire me!

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  70. And - I just posted your giveaway button on my blog :)

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  71. I am a follower and I liked your Facebook page!

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  72. I am a follower and WOW! would this projector ever change my life!!!

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  73. WOW, This project is fabulous...LOVE IT!! The dresser transformation is amazing. I have a vintage settee that I had recovered in the same damask and I adore this print. What a great giveaway. I have wanted a projector for the longest time. If I am lucky enough to be the winner I see a mural in my future. Oh yes, I am a follower.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  74. I have posted about the giveaway with a link on Facebook..Sherry Carroll

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  75. Hi AnnMarie! I am now following you on Facebook

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  76. and I am also following your blog! love your stuff!!

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  77. Wow, that turned out awesome!!! Come link up sometime to Handmade Tuesdays! It is a new linky I started with a tutorial :) www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  78. That is a very beautiful dresser. You did a great job, as usual. I became a follower of your blog, liked and posted on facebook. Thanks for the great give-away.

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  79. I found you through FJI. I LOVE the dresser. OMG! Nothing in my house would be safe if I had that projector :-) I have become your newest follower.

    Thank you for hosting this marvelous giveaway!

    Katy

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  80. I am a follower and I think your dresser rocks!

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  81. This is so amazing-My daughter has this comforter and my head is spinning with ideas-so inspiring!!

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  82. This dresser is SO gorgeous! I love the use of the projector in stead of vinyl or a stencil... A projector is much easier to re purpose for use in other projects. Would LOVE to win this!

    Brand spanking new follower!

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  83. I am a subscriber. As you were telling about the problem of wanting to copy design for painting or such, I was thinking, yes! yes! as for years that has been how I felt. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for offering it!

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  84. "Like" you on Facebook! Awesome giveaway and great job on that dresser. I love it!

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  85. I not only featured your great project on my website, but promoted your giveaway too.

    www.designedtothenines.com

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  86. I follow your blog too... I could really use this projector for a ton of projects I will be doing for my website. Thanks!

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  87. This is an amazing giveaway!!! That dresser turned out GORGEOUS!!!!!

    I'm a follower :)

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  88. Got your button on my sidebar :)

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  89. And I'm blogging about it. This one is much nicer than my projector, so I don't feel guilty about putting my name in the hat! :)

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  90. This is an AWESOME giveaway!! I am a follower

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  91. I'm following because I love what I see here. thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  92. I just "Liked" you on facebook

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  93. I went to your page on FB and hit the "like" button. Thanks again! :) carol_busse at yahoo dot com

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  94. Wow! I just became a follower. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  95. And I "like" you on Facebook. :)

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  96. I blogged about the giveaway!!

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  97. Added your button to the sidebar of my blog :)

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  98. I have added your button to my blog. Please pop over to take a look.

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  99. Posted about the giveaway on facebook! I think I did them all now :)

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  100. I have "friended" Twice Lovely on FB and added a comment. Rock on, sisters!!!

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  101. I'm a follower! What an amazing giveaway!

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  102. I have added Twice Lovely as a "follower" and look forward to adding you to my daily reads.

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  103. I want this SOOOOOOOO bad! I'm a follower!

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  104. I just "liked" you on facebook. That projector is awesome! Looking forward to see what other projects you do with it.

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  105. I am a follower and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win!!! I can think of so many great projects I could do with this!

    I love the dresser and the tutorial, THANKS!

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  106. I'm following on FB too. I was so excited about the giveaway I forgot to mention how AMAZING your dresser looks! You did a fab job!

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  107. And I'm going to "wear" your button on my blog. Wish me luck, I'd LOOOOVE to win this!

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  108. Miss Mustard Seed sent me :D
    I'm now a new follower!
    She has been such an inspiration. I hope to win this new opaque projector. What an awesome gift!
    Looking forward to getting to know ya'll!

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  109. I am a follower. Wow! that is a transformation! Great idea and well done!

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  110. I'm a new follower! I love this dresser project. Genius! Lisa~

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  111. This projector has so many craft/project possibilities! I would love to have it! -Lori

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  112. WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE! What an amazing job you did!
    I am a follower!

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  113. I posted this on Fbook too! Wow! ps: Miss Mustard Seed sent me too!

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  114. I'm a follower and I really really REALLY would love to win this projector. What a great idea!

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  115. I love these projector ideas. I've always wanted one. So I'm a new follower, I've "liked" you on facebook, I've linked to your giveaway on my blog (www.myeverydayme.blogspot.com) and posted your button. I love your stuff!

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  116. I am a faithful follower! I love what you have done and I am dying for a projector.....oh great random number generator choose me!!!

    love your guts
    mandi

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  117. I'm a blog follower. wkpanter at yahoo dot com

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  118. I posted about the giveaway on facebook. Oh and I use paper plates for my paint too! I saw yours in one of the photos.

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  119. I just "liked" you on facebook.
    wkpanter at yahoo dot com

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  120. i like you in facebook, twice lovely! great post

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  121. ok! tweeted this blog post! I must really want to win this :) -Lori

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  122. also sent this link out on facebook! :)-Lori

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  123. I'm now a follower, thank you for the amazing giveaway!

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  124. What an amazing project! You did a fabulous job! I'm a follower of your blog :)

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  125. My dad had a projector like this that I used for school projects...back in the '70s. Sure wish I still had it! The possibilities are limitless!

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  126. Ok. That is amazing! I have followed your blog for several months now and never cease to be amazed!!

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  127. I follow you on FB! BTW, if you have a sec, I would love it if you stopped by me FB page. I have been so inspired by your creativity! Mine comes out in accessories. ;) Thanks for your inspiration!! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brigham-City-UT/Fancy-Schmancy/123842597631540

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  128. I'm a follower and am drooling at the prospect of winning the projector and being able to complete a project like your dresser. It is awesome.
    marguerito@comcast.net

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  129. I "Like" you on FB!
    marguerito@comcast.net

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  130. I'm a follower! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  131. I tweeted about the giveaway, too.

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  132. I also posted the link on my FB page. Thanks again!

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  133. Hi Ann Marie I am following you on face Boook and adore your site!! I would Love, love to win this!

    xoxo

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  134. Give away linked to my FB page! Too cool!
    marguerito@comcast.net

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  135. Posted Button! Thanks Ann Marie

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  136. I'm your newest follower! :o) Would love to win this projector! Best of luck to all!!

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  137. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! Now following along. K xx

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  138. Oh, and I'm also liking you on FB.

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  139. I am you newest follower. The dresser is awesome! Heading to FB to like you and post a link on my Rainbow Creek Creations page too!

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  140. I'm a new follower and would love to win the projector. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

    Gail

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  141. Awesome giveaway!! I love your dresser.

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  142. I have just become a follower and I'm sorry I didn't know about your blog before. Love your work.

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  143. I liked you on FB and added your link on my sidebar. Would love to create items like your dresser.

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  144. I am over from MMS and am now a follower. Would LOVE to win this giveaway! The dresser came out fantastic!

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  145. I've been reading your blog for a long time, but just now became a follower. I couldn't believe the dresser done with the projector and the fact that your giving one away!! Would be lying if I said I didn't want both!! LOL I also liked you on FB and left a message there. I read about your give away from Miss Mustard Seed this morning before even getting to your blog. Wow!!! Thanks!!

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  146. Hey! Maybe I CAN have one afterall!! I'm a follower.

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  147. I'm a follower! And color me in love! Oh the projects we could do with that. :) Pick me! Lol. :)

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  148. The dresser is spectacular!
    And thank you for the opportunity to win
    I am a follower of your blog.
    nico.designs at live dot com

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