Blog Tour Day 3: Giveaway

I know I mentioned this before but being one of the 9 nominees for this award is really an honor! I have been scrapbooking for as long as I can remember and even though it is a huge part of my life, I really don't talk about it a lot (besides here on my blog). Hardly any of the people that I hang out with on a day-to-day basis scrapbook and honestly I don't even think that most of my family members really "get" what its all about and why I am so into it! In fact just last month my husband picked up one of the recent Creating Keepsakes issues and he was getting all excited that I had some layouts in there. He couldn't believe I hadn't told him and I just laughed and explained that since I have been on the Dream Team the last few years, I have actually had layouts in every issue. And I thought he knew that but he had no idea! So you really can see that I just go about my business and do my thing but I don't really make a big deal of it. 

So, getting back to my point, I guess I am still really taken back when people will take the time to stop and notice all of this and when people tell me that they are inspired by what I do in the scrapbooking world. I can remember when I first got started in the industry with Making Memories, and now all these years later, I still just feel like little old me doing my thing the same as I always have been. I still look at ladies like the other award nominees and I am in awe at them and what they do and how they inspire me! I still pinch myself when I am at the Creative Escape preview day teaching a practice run of my class to other amazing and inspiring scrapbookers like Heidi Swapp, Teresa Collins, Claudine Hellmuth, and the others.

Receiving this award is a big deal to me not only because it is an honor but because it really is nice to see that what I do is making a difference and that it is inspiring to others…. we all want to feel like the things we do matter and especially things we pour our heart and soul into on a daily basis. It truly means a lot and I do want to say thanks to Ella Publishing and thanks to all of my online friends and the followers of my blog that have been hanging out here for years paying attention and joining me on this amazing journey! It feels great to be able to share this (and everything else I do) with all of you and with so many people that do "get" it and that do feel the same passion for taking photographs, creating art and preserving our memories!

Ok, I didn't mean to get all gushy… now onto the giveaways! The fun part! I am so excited to be a part of this blog tour because there are lots of amazing prizes up for grabs! When I read all of the details about the tour and the giveaways I was literally blown away! It's not very often that you get 100 chances to win…. and such great prizes too! 

I will be giving away one prize from each of the nominees, plus Ella – that's 10 prizes in all that you can win here on my blog. You can enter to win by leaving a comment on this post. The winners will be selected randomly and each winner will receive one of the listed prizes. If you are dying for a certain prize over something else you can include that with your comment as well but there are no guarantees. You will have until Friday at 10am MST to enter.

Here's a list of the prizes:

• A $20 gift certificate from Ella Publishing Co.

• Two digital-scrapbooking template packs (20 templates) from Cathy Zielske

• A six-month Paperclipping membership from Noell Hyman

• A “Play Date” product pack from Jenni Bowlin

• A place in either a beginner photo-editing class or a beginner digital-scrapbooking class from Jessica Sprague

• A spot in the “Beginner/Intermediate Online Photography Workshop” from Maggie Holmes

• “Paper Girl” and “On Holiday” product packs from Margie Romney-Aslett

• A $50 gift certificate toward any class on reneepearson.com from Renee Pearson

• A place for you and a friend in both “Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages” and “Journal Your Christmas” from Shimelle Laine

• A place in either Elizabeth Dillow’s “Inspiration Defined” or Karen Grunberg’s “Book of Stories” from Stacy Julian

The other stop on the blog tour for today is Jessica Sprague. Be sure to head over there for more chances to win and to congratulate her!!

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Also don't forget about the ebook: Time to Scrapbook! 9 busy women share 27 tricks for fitting it in which includes exclusive layouts created by each of the nominees along with lots of personalized tips and fun information! You will love it! 

 

And finally, if you are new here and you have no clue what I am even talking about you can go to the Ella Publishing blog here to find out all about the award, the nominees and the full prize descriptions!

 

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  • Deb L
    July 21, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Congrats on winning – you most definitely inspire me!!!

  • If I Can...You Can
    July 21, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Maggie,
    I just loved your post! And, I’d be thrilled to win any of these prizes!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Susy
    July 21, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Congrats on the nomination. All great prizes but I would really love a place in your photgraphy class, that would be awesome.

  • Jennybean
    July 21, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Congratulations on winning, I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography!

  • andrea
    July 21, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Congrats! I’ve bookmarked your blog to come back often!

  • Minimimi
    July 21, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Congratulation Maggie! You’ve been a favorite of mine and I am so happy for you. Love Ella publishing too, great publication for sure.

  • Tammy Eberhard
    July 21, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Congratulations on being a part of the MIS! All of the prizes are fantastic & so generous of the other MIS award winners. I would love to win any one of them… but in particular would love to win a spot in your beginner/intermediate photography classes!

  • ellie
    July 21, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Congratulations!

  • Jessica D.
    July 21, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Congratulations on your accomplishments!

  • Beth
    July 21, 2010 at 4:03 am

    See, you have much more self-control than I do. I would be waving that CK mag in front of everyone I knew, and possibly those I didn’t, to show off my LOs. Be proud! Heck, if I win one of the prizes I’m going to crow about it too! Thanks, Maggie!

  • Kristin
    July 21, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Congrats Maggie!

  • Gail
    July 21, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Congratulations on your nomination!! What an honor!! I have added your blog to my reader. What a great giveaway, also! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • FrancineC
    July 21, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Congratulations on the great honour! 🙂

  • Irene Fitzpatrick
    July 21, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Congratulations!

  • Natalie E
    July 21, 2010 at 4:14 am

    You’ve inspired me ever since I came across your beautiful work on Studio Calico. Love all your work. And congratulations on this wonderful award!

  • meagan
    July 21, 2010 at 4:14 am

    congratulations of winning, i’d love to win your class

  • Mikia
    July 21, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Fun reading your thoughts about this award. 🙂

  • Michelle K
    July 21, 2010 at 4:21 am

    It is great that your husband still gets excited that you are published in a magazine.

  • celeste
    July 21, 2010 at 4:24 am

    congrats maggie! 🙂

  • Diane Herman
    July 21, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Congratulations and thanks you 🙂

  • Angie Kyle
    July 21, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Congratulations on the recognition! Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to win your class or the gift certificate from Ella.

  • Cathy K.
    July 21, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Congrats!

  • kelli johnson
    July 21, 2010 at 4:28 am

    can’t wait to find out who wins! Congrats to you!

  • tape
    July 21, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Congrats, Maggie! Great post and your nomination is very well deserved 🙂

  • Sandi M
    July 21, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Maggie, congrats on a well deserved win with Ella! I thoroughly enjoyed your post today, especially about your husband noticing your work in the magazine. Husbands sure can make us smile 🙂

  • hannahk
    July 21, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Maggie congratulations on your first MISA award. It’s wonderful to recognise so many great inspiring people.

  • Maree
    July 21, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Congratulations on a well deserved award. I think its great that the winners are all giving away prizes. I guess that is part of what makes you winners.
    Cheers
    Maree

  • Melinda M.
    July 21, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Congratulations!

  • Gail L
    July 21, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Well deserved – congratulations!

  • Lisa Thayer
    July 21, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Would ABSOLUTLY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE……….A spot in the “Beginner/Intermediate Online Photography Workshop” from Maggie Holmes …. 🙂

  • LiveLife
    July 21, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Wow…. What a dream it would be to win a spot in your workshop!!
    Congratulations!!!

  • Suzanne
    July 21, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • katie squires
    July 21, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Huge Fan of your work Maggie. I love your scrapbook style and your photography is amazing 🙂 Congrats 🙂

  • Lisa Kisch
    July 21, 2010 at 4:46 am

    well deserved– congrats!

  • Lynn M
    July 21, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Congratulations! I love your photography style, fresh & clean. It was fun reading your blog entry today; very heartfelt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Nikki
    July 21, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Congratulations to you! These giveaways are fabulous too…your photography workshop would be just the thing to get me back in my scrapbookin’ groove right now! Thanks!

  • Nancy M
    July 21, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Congratulations on your nomination 🙂

  • Teresa
    July 21, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Congrats on your nominee. Can’t wait to see who wins. I am enjoying the blog hop in the mean time.

  • Jenn
    July 21, 2010 at 4:53 am

    congrats miss maggie! your story about how clueless your dh is with regards to your scrapbooking made me giggle. so cute!
    would love to win any prize but your class would be wonderful! 🙂

  • java
    July 21, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Congrats! I love your photos.

  • Gypsy
    July 21, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Fantastic Maggie- well deserved! Love the story about your husband! 🙂

  • Liz Miller Faraone
    July 21, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Maggie,
    Your work is beautiful!!!!!

  • margaret
    July 21, 2010 at 4:58 am

    from one Margaret to another: congrats!!

  • Winnie H
    July 21, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Congratulations Maggie! I have to admit that I didn’t know anything about you before the Ella Publishing MISA, but I’m glad I found out because I love the photos you take and the layouts you’ve created. A worthy winner indeed. 🙂

  • Marcy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Congratulations on your nomination.

  • Samantha
    July 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Congrats!! Cool award for a cool scrapbooker.
    It’s funny how you mentioned that few people in your daily life understand the scrapbooking. I’m right there with you. In fact, when I mention that I scrapbook, I often get That Look. The “are you one of those crazy nutcases?” look, as the person takes one step back, away from me. Yes, yes, I am. (Of course, it’s not like my husband casually discovers me published…I’d be shouting that from the roof tops!!!!)

  • Andi M
    July 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Congratulations Maggie! It’s a well-deserved honor.

  • Leslie
    July 21, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Congrats Maggie!! It’s always a treat to see your latest pics (now if I could take pics like you, I’d be really happy)!
    Leslie

  • Nicole
    July 21, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Congratulations!

  • emspahn
    July 21, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Congratulations! 🙂
    I keep trying to win a spot in your class!!

  • jennifer hamilton
    July 21, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Congratulations! You deserve it!!

  • Tasia Minnaert
    July 21, 2010 at 5:11 am

    congrats!

  • ginny
    July 21, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Congratulations, Maggie!

  • Marsha Vance
    July 21, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Those prizes are all awesome-congrats again on your honor!

  • Jessica Woodford
    July 21, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Congrats Maggie!
    xo

  • becca
    July 21, 2010 at 5:14 am

    congrats on the nomination and thanks for all the inspiration!!

  • Elaine McManus
    July 21, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I love your style! Congrats on being selected.

  • Kathy D
    July 21, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Congrats on this award
    Kathy D

  • Amy Coose
    July 21, 2010 at 5:17 am

    You are such an inspiration! Congrats to you!

  • Amy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:18 am

    A spot in your class would be amazing! Congrats – you deserve it!!

  • Michelle C
    July 21, 2010 at 5:19 am

    This whole MISA thing is so cool! The scrapbooking industry is strong and well. I love it!
    Congratulations on being included!

  • Jett
    July 21, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Congratulations on the nomination, Maggie!

  • ruth tacoma
    July 21, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I would love winning any one of those prizes! 🙂

  • Wendy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Congratulations! I have “favorited” your blog and can’t wait to learn more about you and from you!

  • michelle
    July 21, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I need to read that E book!!
    congrats Maggie! You so deserve it!

  • MelissaL
    July 21, 2010 at 5:26 am

    I can tell by your post that you are a real sweetie, Maggie. Thanks for the chance to win so many great prizes! All of them would be awesome to win.

  • Veronica
    July 21, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Congratulations! vb

  • Sharolyn
    July 21, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Congratulations to you! I’d love to win any of the amazing prizes!

  • Heather Vo
    July 21, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! Your post was pretty inspiring. I have to say I’m new to your blog – found you through Ella. And I’m so excited to follow! I’ve loved your layouts, but I guess just never thought to track down your blog. I’m excited to add you to my Reader! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win these great prizes!!

  • Laurie
    July 21, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Isn’t it great when we love something we do so much?

  • Dorothy F
    July 21, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Congratulations and a great new blog to follow.

  • Deb Jankowicz
    July 21, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Congratulations! This is my first visit to your site. I will be back to learn more from you!

  • Trina
    July 21, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Congratulations Maggie! What a well-deserved honor! I feel your pain that family & friends don’t ‘get it!’ And that your husband had no idea you were published! What a hoot! Thanks for the inspiration! 😀

  • Glenda
    July 21, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Congratulations! I just came from Bits and Pieces, it’s great to find another inspiring blog. I will definitely be back to visit you again.

  • Mandy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Congrats! I’ve seen your name and layouts in CK, so happy I’ve stumbled on your blog now. Keep enjoying your work.

  • Julie, momto7
    July 21, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Congrats Maggie! You deserve it!

  • Kelly Mobley
    July 21, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Maggie – You are such an inspiration. Thank you for your work and congrats to you!!!

  • pam meeks
    July 21, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Congratulations (and I would be tickled to win any of these awesome prizes – but the online photography class has real promise)

  • Therese
    July 21, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I’m new to you and your blog so this was a great way to be introduced. YEAH!

  • Monika Wright
    July 21, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Your layouts are always so nice and one day I might spring for a photography class with you! Congratulations!

  • Sheila Heilman
    July 21, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Congratulations Maggie! Your style and photos inspire me.

  • Laser
    July 21, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Congratulations! I would love to have a place in your photography class, Maggie. 🙂

  • Ruth Bonser
    July 21, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Hi Maggie,
    You have such a classic beautiful style, it was a win for us all when you started appearing more and more in CK, I often hunt out your work from the magazine like I used to hunt becky, ali and the other long term classic scrappers that we all love to scraplift and get inspiration from. Thanks for yhe hard work, Ella has hit the nail on the head with these nominees!
    Cheers
    Ruth

  • Janel
    July 21, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Congrats Maggie!

  • Jessie
    July 21, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Congratulations!

  • Therese
    July 21, 2010 at 5:52 am

    What a wonderful honor. Congratulations!

  • Tess
    July 21, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Happy to discover your blog on the blog tour. Had a quick look around and have bookmarked to return when life slows down a little. Really want to work on improving my photographic skills (pretty much non existant at the moment)

  • SandyB
    July 21, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Congratulations!!

  • Jennifer H
    July 21, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Congrats, an honor so well deserved!! Your photography and scrapbooking has always been an inpiration to me 🙂

  • Jane Bond
    July 21, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Huge Congrats Maggie!! on the nomination and CK. I would be shouting it from the rooftops! I would love to win your photography class, but any of them would be awesome! Thanks so much.

  • Corey Acton
    July 21, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Congrats! I’d love to win a spot in your class! I’m working on improving my photography this summer. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • hanna
    July 21, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Congrats!!! and you have inpsired me for quite a while now.

  • Pat8
    July 21, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • BSE
    July 21, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Congrats Maggie!! Love your work.

  • Tammy
    July 21, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Congratulations! Like everyone said above, all of these prizes are so wonderful and generous. I guess the only preference I would have is to win one of Jessica Sprague’s classes. I think Shimelle Laine’s classes sound like fun too. Like I said, it would be too hard to pick between all of the great prizes!

  • Liz Brown
    July 21, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Congratulations! What beautiful photography!

  • jeswel
    July 21, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Congratulations!

  • Ana F.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! And thanks for the chance to win one of these wonderful prizes.

  • Shannon
    July 21, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Congrats, Maggie! You are well deservedly in great company!

  • Robin
    July 21, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Congratulations, Maggie. Whenever I need scrapping inspiration, I look to the creative genius of you, Jessica and Cathy for a boost, and I always find it.

  • Robin
    July 21, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Congratulations! Your scrapbooking and photography are inspirational!

  • Karyn
    July 21, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Love your work! Planning to take one of your workshops soon.

  • Anneke
    July 21, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Congratulations.

  • Mary (Happy Now)
    July 21, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Congratulations to you! What a nice honor!
    All of the prizes are wonderful… I would LOVE to win. I fancy most a spot in your next class, though… 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  • Norma
    July 21, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Congrats! And thanks for all the great prizes- don’t think I could choose just one I’m dying to win!

  • Amy Cannon
    July 21, 2010 at 6:12 am

    You are very deserving! Your pages INSPIRE me and I have them in a binder on my desk…your style is amazing! I look forward to CK coming just to see your layouts!!!

  • heidi
    July 21, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Congratulations on the nomination! You wrote a wonderful post.

  • Stephanie B.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Congratulations on the nomination!!

  • Kristyn G
    July 21, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Congratulations Maggie!

  • {vicki}
    July 21, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Congrat to you Maggie!
    Thanks for the chance at some great prizes!

  • Andrea C. in IL
    July 21, 2010 at 6:18 am

    congratulations on being chosen! You deserve it.

  • Michele in Texas
    July 21, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Congrats! I just found you. I’ll be back often

  • Vicki Wilson
    July 21, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Congrats on the honor. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • digiSara
    July 21, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Congrats! I’ve come to your blog via the MISA on Ella and love it – have added you to my Google Reader! 🙂

  • Ellie
    July 21, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Sending big Congrats to you! 🙂

  • Laura P
    July 21, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations on the well deserved honor! I always enjoy spending time in your blogs for photography inspiration.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaways.

  • Annette
    July 21, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Thanks for your inspiration. Have enjoyed following your blog and have been inspired by your photography and passion. I have a little Maggie–5 months old and am loving taking photos of her. Would love to take one of your photography classes someday. Keep up the great work!

  • hchybinski
    July 21, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Congrats! Loved looking around on your blog – and so happy that I have some new inspiration!
    Hillary

  • Kristina
    July 21, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I would love to win any of these prizes! Great giveaway…and congrats on winning!

  • Jodee
    July 21, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Congrats to you!
    I would love any of the prizes, so you can choose which one I get! LOL!

  • Dar
    July 21, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Congratulations on your nomination! Scrapbooking just adds so much fun to our days … and I’d love to win your class. Keep up the good work!

  • milkcan
    July 21, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Congrats on your win! Preview day sounds like fun!

  • Cathy S
    July 21, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Congratulations to you! Thanks for the chance to win and for the inspiring layouts that I can always pick out in the pages of CK.

  • Debbie
    July 21, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Congratulations Maggie! You guys are really special. I would really love a place in your beginning photo class. Thanks

  • kim
    July 21, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Congrats, Maggie! I would to improve my photography. 🙂

  • LauraBean
    July 21, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Congrats to you! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Jennie
    July 21, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Way to go Maggie!

  • Amanda Susan
    July 21, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Thank you for opening up, you totally deserve this award!

  • Erin
    July 21, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Congratulations on the nomination Maggie! You definitely deserve it and you most definitely inspire me! I am in your beginner / intermediate class starting the end of August and am so excited about it. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes…I would love any of them.

  • Stephanie
    July 21, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations!!! Thank you for all of your inspiration!

  • Tammy M.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Wow…what awesome prizes! Would love your photography class or those Cathy Zielske templates, but honestly all the prizes are amazing…I wouldn’t be too picky if I won any of them!

  • Kassie K.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:33 am

    congrats–you are definately inspiring to me!! Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Angie K
    July 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Congratulations on your nomination! The prizes are all fantastic! I would love to win any of them!

  • Karen G
    July 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Congrats on your nomination. All the prizes are fantastic.

  • Michelle S.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Congratulations Maggie!

  • Jenny Alfonso
    July 21, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Congrats Maggie! You deserve it!

  • Lori Proulx
    July 21, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Hi Maggie,
    I must confess. I have been a stalker of your blog for a little while. You take the most amazing photo’s. WOW! No wonder you are one of the nominee’s. Congrats!!

  • Karen
    July 21, 2010 at 6:36 am

    I will reiterate what the others have said: Congratulations, Maggie! I too am inspired by your scrapbooking and your photography! Thanks for the change to win.

  • Amy S.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Congratulations! A well deserved honor.

  • Michelle R
    July 21, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Congrats! I’ve been a follower for a very long time.

  • Shelley
    July 21, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Maggie,
    I’ve noticed your layouts in CK and am so inspired by your style! Congratulations on your much deserved recognition!

  • jody
    July 21, 2010 at 6:40 am

    this is great fun… thanks for playing!

  • Loydene
    July 21, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Congratulations on the recognition!

  • Myra
    July 21, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Your photography is gorgeous!

  • Lainey
    July 21, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Congratulations! Thanks so much for all of the giveaways!

  • Libby
    July 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Congratulations! And thanks for the chance to win!

  • April W
    July 21, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Very cool! Congrats to you. 🙂
    – April W

  • Florence M.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Bravo you deserve it!
    I would love to win any of these prizes because they all great!
    Tanks for the inspiration.

  • Lesa
    July 21, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Congrats! Love your photography and your scrapbooking.

  • Theresa
    July 21, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Congrats!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  • Annie
    July 21, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! I find your work so inspiring. You are a beautiful person with a gorgeous family. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better mom each day!

  • Amelia
    July 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Congrats, MAggie! I think it is an honor to ALL of you to see all the comments you get on your blogs! amazing! THanks for the chance!!

  • Rkokes
    July 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

    congrats!!!

  • Diana A. in Omaha, NE
    July 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

    fantastic list of prizes!!
    love your blog!
    Thanks

  • Briana N.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! You are amazing!

  • Missy K
    July 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Congratulations! What a great giveaway!

  • Keianna
    July 21, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Congrats on the honor. You ladies really deserve it. I have to say that you, Cathy and Jessica are great when it comes to photos and digi goodness.

  • Lauren
    July 21, 2010 at 6:55 am

    COngrats! Thanks for sharing how you feel… it’s really sweet.
    (and if I could pick, it would be your class! 🙂 )

  • Robin W
    July 21, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Congratulations!! I think you are too modest 🙂

  • sandra m.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:55 am

    congrats Maggie! You have earned it and deserve it!

  • Amanda M.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Amazing prizes! Congrats!

  • Renee D.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Congratulations! You are definately an inspiration for my work.

  • Lisa S.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Well deserved honor! Hope I win any of these great prizes!

  • Dori
    July 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Maggie – Congratulations on your award! Thank you for being a part of this community — I love how we all have the same goal, to preserve our memories, and that we have access to other ways of doing the same things. Thank You! Dori

  • Kelly Massman
    July 21, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Congrats on the award! Fun to learn more about you!

  • Shannon
    July 21, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Wow! Your photos are awesome!!! Thanks for the blogstop.

  • Allison Waken
    July 21, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Congratulations!

  • Alison M.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Congratulations on your “influence”! I’m enjoying getting to know you and your scrapbooking style here on your blog.

  • Laura H.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Congratulations! And I always love your photographs.

  • Beth Vondran
    July 21, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Congrats!
    I loved reading your blog and I hope to be able to keep up with it on a regular basis.
    When it comes to scrapping, I LOVE the actual hands-on. I have not gotten into the digital scrapping because I do love to actually touch and feel the product.

  • Kay Gregory-Clark
    July 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Maggie, I’ve been a fan of yours for a long while. I especially love your layout style. Congratulations on this honor!

  • JeanneB
    July 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Congratulations! You certainly deserve it! I’ve seen your work in CK, and always enjoy your creativity! Keep on Scrappin’!

  • Karen
    July 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Congratulations on making the list! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  • Kim R
    July 21, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Congratulations!

  • MilliD
    July 21, 2010 at 7:02 am

    I’ve admired your stuff for years! Congrats on the award!!

  • MandyKay
    July 21, 2010 at 7:03 am

    All lovely prizes. I love the way Ella is bringing all you nominees out into the limelight.

  • Jamie De Luna
    July 21, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Congrats!

  • crystalangel792001
    July 21, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I hear you, I don’t have no family or friends who are obsessed like I am about scrapbooking so I come online to indulge in all the inspiration and to assure myself I am not the only one who sees the world in layouts..lol

  • Suz
    July 21, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Congratulations Maggie! I have always been inspired by your work! Especially your photography! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Valerie
    July 21, 2010 at 7:06 am

    congrats! I’ve been following your blog for at least a year now. Love your style and would love to win a spot in your class!

  • Jenn
    July 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Congratulations! Your work is very inspiring.

  • Mary Kay
    July 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read the book…

  • Jenny
    July 21, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Congrats! You are very inspirational!

  • Teal Myre
    July 21, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Congratulations! I’m “new to you” and so glad I found you!

  • Michelle910
    July 21, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Can’t wait to read the e-book…congrats!!

  • Bethany E.
    July 21, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Awesome giveaway and congrats to you! Very deserving!!

  • Lisa
    July 21, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Congrats! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • anna
    July 21, 2010 at 7:13 am

    hooray to the nomination! 🙂
    i think all the prizes are great and it would just be fun to WIN something! 🙂
    a

  • pam
    July 21, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I would love to win a place in your photography class. I love what you do.

  • LauraM
    July 21, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Congrats Maggie and thanks so much for the chance!

  • Tammy Jackson
    July 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Congratulations Maggie! I loved your post today.

  • viki
    July 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Oh my…i love your photos…congratulations on this prestigous honor:))

  • marita from the Netherlands
    July 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Hooray for Maggy!
    Love your stuff!

  • Melinda
    July 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I have heard your name before but never been to your site. I certainly see why you were chosen! Congrats!

  • nikki7
    July 21, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Congrats on the honor! I absolutely love your scrapbooking style!!

  • Kathie Williams
    July 21, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I know what you mean about other people not understanding why we love to scrapbook. My kids like to look at them but don’t get why I leave them to go to crops and retreats and my husband just kinda shakes his head.

  • Angelina
    July 21, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Congrats to you!! I like your scrappin’ style! 😉

  • barbie
    July 21, 2010 at 7:21 am

    How exciting!!! Congrats to you!

  • Kathie Williams
    July 21, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I know what you mean about other people not understanding why we love to scrapbook. My kids like to look at them but don’t get why I leave them to go to crops and retreats and my husband just kinda shakes his head.

  • tammy b
    July 21, 2010 at 7:21 am

    congrats, the recognition is well deserved!

  • Michelle M
    July 21, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Congratulations Maggie – you are very deserving of this nomination! You inspire me 🙂

  • Just Me & Z
    July 21, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Congratulations Maggie! I love your blog and you definitely deserved it!

  • Heather Emans
    July 21, 2010 at 7:22 am

    congratulations! you are inspiring!!

  • Karie
    July 21, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Congrats, Maggie! I always enjoy seeing your work. And I would love, love, love a spot in one of your photography classes!

  • Jody
    July 21, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Congrats! You deserve it!

  • Josee
    July 21, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Congratulations. What a great honour and well deserved.

  • Susan Hanna
    July 21, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Really excited to discover your blog. It’s bookmarked and I will be back often. Congratulations on the award and being the the company of my very favorite scrapbook artists. Can’t wait to “get to know you” better!

  • Carina
    July 21, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Wonderful post to read and very exciting prizes.

  • Sarah Wiehe
    July 21, 2010 at 7:27 am

    What a great honor. It has been fun this week to explore new blogs and new faces. Can’t wait to explore your blog more.

  • Wendy Holifield
    July 21, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Congratulations on your nominations!! How wonderful!! All the prizes are AWESOME! I would feel lucky to win anything!! With that said, I could use brushing up on my photography skills. I have a great camera, but not great at taking pics!! 😉

  • Deirdre
    July 21, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Congratulations! I’d love to win a spot in your photography class.

  • Heather
    July 21, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Congrats, this is awesome!

  • Patricia
    July 21, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations! Very well deserved- I enjoy your work with mist and always look for your layouts in CK! thanks for the chance!

  • Teresa
    July 21, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Congrats, it is great to learn about all of the nominee’s. Love the idea of a photography class!

  • Carol
    July 21, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Thanks for the chance to win prizes. I would love anything from Jenni, Staci, Margie, Noell, Shimelle or most importantly – you!

  • Susan Spiers
    July 21, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Congrats Maggie! Thank you for all the great giveaways!

  • janna
    July 21, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Congratulations, awesome prizes, I would love a spot in your class

  • Laurel
    July 21, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Congrats! What an amazing honor.

  • Lillian Child
    July 21, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! You are so deserving of this nomination!

  • Karen
    July 21, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Congratulations, and thank you for the giveaway!

  • Kimberly
    July 21, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Congrats!!
    What great prizes!

  • Melinda Wilson
    July 21, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Congrats to the wonderful nomination! Thanks for the great post and the wonderful prizes!

  • Laura A.
    July 21, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! Love your style and look for your pages in magazines and on the Studio Calico design team gallery for inspiration!

  • Betheroo
    July 21, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Congratulations on your selection as an MIS! And thank you for the chance to win one of these great prizes!

  • Terra Sovinsky
    July 21, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Congrats, its very cute that your husband gets excited about your scrapbooking achievements.

  • Veronica
    July 21, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Congrats! Love your work!

  • beulahmom
    July 21, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Congratulations!!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win great prizes! :o)

  • Michelle Huegel
    July 21, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Wow what great prizes! I’m especially excited about the classes, like the ones by Stacy Julian! I would love some help improved different aspects of my scrapbooking. Thanks!!

  • Diana
    July 21, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Congratulations! The nomination is well deserved.

  • StephM
    July 21, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Congratulations on your nomination! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes!

  • Tracy
    July 21, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Congratulations and so deserved!!!

  • Sarah W
    July 21, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Congrats on the award, love your work at Studio Calico!

  • Laura
    July 21, 2010 at 7:47 am

    It’s an amazing hobby and so fun to share with others. Congrats on being part of this fun celebration. 🙂

  • amy
    July 21, 2010 at 7:47 am

    congrats on the honor! your photography and scrapbooking skills are quite inspiring 🙂

  • Jenny McGee
    July 21, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Congrats to you. Thanks for a chance to win one of these great prizes.

  • Marcie
    July 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

    These are all fantastic prizes, congratulations to you and thanks for chance to win!

  • jody
    July 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations on your nomination!!!

  • Leslie
    July 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations on the award!! With your photography, it is easy to see why they picked you….

  • Karyn
    July 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Francisca
    July 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Noreen
    July 21, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I’ve always admired your work Maggie! COngrats on the new Ella e-book and all your new ventures!

  • Leana
    July 21, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Congrats on the nomination!

  • Lisa
    July 21, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Congratulations! this award is so wonderful for all nine of you! You all deserve it.
    The list of prizes is amazing – I would so love to win your online photography course. I will keep my fingers crossed!!!
    Congrats once again!

  • MichelleD
    July 21, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Awesome! I now have another blog to follow. Congrats on the nomination! I love your story with your husband finding your layouts in the magazine. 🙂

  • Jill
    July 21, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Congrats on your honor from a ‘Maggie Holmes newbie’

  • Erica Hettwer
    July 21, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Congratulations! I hope I get picked for one of your classes. Your photography is amazing!

  • Lara
    July 21, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Hello Maggie! Congratulations. You definetly deserve to be recognized for your wonderful work:)

  • Carol
    July 21, 2010 at 7:54 am

    it’s so funny to hear that your regular friends don’t know how amazing you are! funny how scrapbooking is like that 😉 thanks for all your inspiration and congratulations!!!!

  • Cheri
    July 21, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Thanks for the chance to win & congrats on your recognition!!! Always love your photography and layouts… so inspiring!

  • Erika M
    July 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Congrats on your honor – I’ve been inspired by you on many occasions.

  • lee i.
    July 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Congratulations for such a well-deserved recognition. You inspire me both with your scrapbooking and photography. And needless to say, IF I can choose, I would love to win a slot in your photography class. No question about that. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  • Bethany
    July 21, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Congrats! I love your work!

  • Courtney M
    July 21, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Congrats!

  • Jennifer
    July 21, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I love what you had to say in your post today, and I think that’s so cute that your husband didn’t know you had layouts published in every CK issue! Does he know that you got this MISA? 🙂

  • Scrapycandy
    July 21, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Maggie, this is a real fun honor for you and the other artists. I hope you can enjoy your moment. Terrific photos on this blog! Have a terrific week.

  • Bernadette
    July 21, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Congratulations on your award! Your photography is awesome and the award is well deserved.

  • Kirsten Varga
    July 21, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Love your work and the inspiration you are! Yay!

  • Nita
    July 21, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Congrats to you on the honor!

  • charmi
    July 21, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Congrats Maggie on your recognition !! Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  • Karen S
    July 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Congrats! What a great honor!

  • Dana
    July 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations!

  • Joli
    July 21, 2010 at 8:05 am

    What an honor to be in the top 10!!! Big congrats!

  • Mickee
    July 21, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations Maggie! Your photos and layouts are truly inspiring!

  • Sheila M.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I’ve never visited your website before, but I love what you are doing. I’ve put you on my favorite’s list 🙂

  • Meritxell
    July 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Congratulations for being nominated!!
    I love your post!! Thanks for the chance to win one of those amazing prizes!!

  • KathyL
    July 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations Maggie!! All the prizes are fabulous, I’m just glad I get to play along 🙂

  • Sara
    July 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

    What fun! Congratulations! Very well deserved. 🙂

  • Barbara
    July 21, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Congratulations! Your photography makes my heart flutter…

  • Sandra M.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Congratulations Maggie! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • Liz Freeze
    July 21, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Wow! A spot in your photography class would be awwwwwesome. I hope to win that above all of the other prizes. Congrats to you.

  • Stephanie Baxter
    July 21, 2010 at 8:12 am

    So well-deserved!

  • Rhonda
    July 21, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Congratulations! Love your blog. You’ve inspired me!

  • Yulika
    July 21, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Congratulations! I’d love to win something :)))

  • Melissa
    July 21, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Congratulations, Maggie!! So, did you tell your husband about the MIS Award? 🙂

  • vanderbilt13@hotmail.com
    July 21, 2010 at 8:14 am

    congratuations maggie! thank you for the opportunity to win something. i’d LOVE a class spot!

  • Andrea MacDonald
    July 21, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Congratulations Maggie! I am such a huge fan of yours and I know you deserved it!

  • amanda b.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:16 am

    congratulations!

  • Melissa Mann
    July 21, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Great giveaway!! Lovely blog!

  • Laci Mattingley
    July 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I’m so excited that you have been chosen for this, you are my FAVE. I continue to admire all your work (and steal your ideas for my LO’s). Congrats! I too would be showing off that magz.

  • Kyla
    July 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

    How exciting! Congratulations for being chosen and being such an inspiration to us all! ((hugs))

  • Stephanie Eaken
    July 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Congrats to you! I would love to win the JB prize pack!!
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Antoinette Naude
    July 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I attended one of your classes here in South Africa last year when you came to the Aquila scrapbooking event. It was so nice to meet you and to see everyone embrace the opportunity you all gave us to enjoy this hobby so much.
    Hope to be seeing you again soon.
    Hugs and congrats!

  • Roshni Patel
    July 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Congratultions! I love your reading your blog everyday!

  • jamie
    July 21, 2010 at 8:20 am

    maggie…i very much appreciated you post today. i too am the only one of me among many acquaintances and friends who scraps like i do. not many others seem to ‘get it’. you are one of those inspiring types. and while i do not scrap in your style, it does not take away at all from what i gain by your stories, your photos and your layouts. thank you for doing what you do.

  • Christi Parker
    July 21, 2010 at 8:20 am

    pick me pick me!

  • Therese
    July 21, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Congratulations on your nomination! You deserve it. I can spot your layouts and pictures in every magazine I pick up! Love your style and your photography blows me away.
    Would love to win any of the prizes!!! Thanks.

  • Helen
    July 21, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win one of these fantastic giveaways!

  • zizazzi
    July 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Congrats for your nomination .. you deserve it .. well .. I definitly LOVe to win a class place .. for your photo class our for one of renee person one .. that would be so gorgeous !

  • CJ
    July 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations! How fun this is to daily learn more about all of you wonderful influences on inspiring so many to exercise their own creative muscles!!! Very generous in the prize department too!

  • Vanessa
    July 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    CONGRATS!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Christinescraps
    July 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Hi Maggie. What a wonderful post. My family and friends don’t get it either so I am so happy to meet all the wonderful people in the blog world that share my passion. The honor of making the Top Ten is well deserved. Your work inspires me time and time again. Thanks for all of the prizes but most of all thanks for what you do for the scrapbook industry!
    xoxo, Christine

  • Claudia McDaniel
    July 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I’m glad to have discovered you thru Ella. I was stuck in a little niche and didn’t venture out to see who else was making a big impression on the industry. Just add me as a new fan!!

  • Donna U
    July 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations on this awesome reward!

  • Cathy Doerr
    July 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations Maggie!

  • Jan
    July 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Congratulations! I have been following your blog for some time now and I love your photography. That is probably my thing that needs the most improvement.

  • Keshet
    July 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

    So happy for you, Maggie! I am reading the ebook today and love your page!

  • Santell
    July 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Congratulations on your award!

  • Kim
    July 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Congratulations! Never been to your blog so I am glad I found it. I am a newly discovered using the creative modes on my SLR photog hobbyist and had no idea you offered classes as well. Definitely will have fun to see what you have to offer! Congrats again!

  • Lara Carson
    July 21, 2010 at 8:35 am

    congratulations! I think it is funny but true about your hubby’s response to your CK layouts! I can’t guess how many times my hubby has asked me what a layout was…he says, oh, me that page?

  • Barb M.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations!
    I can’t pick just one, so I wouldn’t mind winning any of the prizes. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Barb M.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations!
    I can’t pick just one, so I wouldn’t mind winning any of the prizes. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Michelle Evans
    July 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Congratulations and love your photos!

  • Gina
    July 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Many congratulations. One day I would like to take one of your classes. Not possible now but in the future………………who knows?

  • Barb M.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Sorry. I got an error message when I posted the first one. When I resent it, double post. Sorry!

  • Debbie Servantez
    July 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to explore your blog!

  • Mel
    July 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Many congratulations 🙂 Your post is so beautifully humble and honest, but this is so well-deserved xx

  • Kim Jensen
    July 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Congrats on the MISA! I love the story about your husband’s reaction to your layouts in the magazine – too funny!

  • Marilyn Quinn
    July 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Whay to go Maggie. A well deserved honor.
    Marilyn

  • Lycia
    July 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

    You are a very humble, creative, and talented person. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize!

  • Kay Mack
    July 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Kudos to you, Maggie! Love your work…

  • lola
    July 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Congrats Maggie! You have very cute children. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

  • Sarah
    July 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Congrats! Love all these giveaway opps. You are inspiring!

  • Shannon Cummins
    July 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I’m a huge Maggie Holmes fan. I know a layout is yours before I even read the fine print. Keep doing what you do. I get you!!!hehe

  • Peg
    July 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Congratulations and thank you for the opportunity to win. 🙂

  • Jan
    July 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Loved the post. You should be proud. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and love for what you do. Thank you too for the chance to win some fabulous prizes. Cheers to you!

  • Lori B
    July 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Congratulations – I love your photos!

  • Nadine
    July 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

    congrats! (:
    and thanks for the chance!

  • Zewa
    July 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Kim K.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Congrats on the recognition! I would love to win anything…but since I don’t scrapbook digitally, anything else is preferred. LOVE your work, Maggie!

  • Melanie K.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I would like • A “Play Date” product pack from Jenni Bowlin – everything else I have! LOL!
    Congrats Jessica – one thing I have noticed about the ‘winners’ – the ones I know well (well, thru blogs anyway) share the same passion for making scrapbooking easy, doable, simple, heartfelt and NONE of them think they deserve it! That is what is so great about who got it!

  • rossella
    July 21, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Congrats! You are very inspiring!

  • northcarmen
    July 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations!! Your photos are gorgeous. 🙂

  • Melanie K.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Oh man … lol, I posted my comment to Jessica on YOUR blog post (too many windows open!)
    • A “Play Date” product pack from Jenni Bowlin
    And now i am too embarrassed to say anything ….

  • Erin
    July 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations! I am cracking up that your husband didn’t realize that you have layouts in CK every month! Gosh, even I knew that! 🙂 You have been inspiring me with your layouts for years! Keep up the great work!

  • Renee J.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Congrats to you! Wow, those goodies look awesome!! Thank you for the chance to win!! Oh, Margie sent me over and I’ll be back!!

  • Jeanie Dickinson
    July 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

    congratulations….!!!!

  • Marg Van Patten
    July 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Love your work! Congratulations on the award. All of the giveaway items are fabulous and I’d love to win any one of them! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Emily Simpson
    July 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Congrats, Maggie! You deserve all the success that is coming to you! I’ve been a follower of your blog for quite some time now, and I am always inspired by your photography and scrapbooking. Take care!

  • Ceci O Hurtado
    July 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations! Your pictures are a source of inspiration always!
    Ceci

  • Lisa J
    July 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Congrats Maggie!
    I can’t wait to meet you and take your class at Creative Escape next month 🙂

  • Cathy
    July 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! So happy for you!

  • kittyeisner
    July 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win one of the awesome prizes.

  • kimberly
    July 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    congratulations, I know I am always inspired by your fun style when I see your projects in CK!

  • Christina L
    July 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Congrats! I always look for your layouts in CK each month-so cool!

  • Sammie
    July 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Congratulations on the well-deserved award!

  • Shay
    July 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Congratulations on such a wonderful nomination! I have long since admired your work (and you have adorable children!).

  • Louise
    July 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Congrats Maggie, awesome prizes, I am crossing everything and hoping with all my might !

  • Sue Bone
    July 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Well deserved congratulations.

  • Jena Baker
    July 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what you do in the future.

  • Kimberly
    July 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Congratulations!

  • Vernell
    July 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Congratulations Maggie!!! Thanks for the chance to win any of these awesome prizes.

  • jacki
    July 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Congrats!! So funny that your husband didn’t realize how often you’re in CK!
    All of the prizes sound fabulous… but I’d love a spot in your Photography class!!

  • Nancy Barnes
    July 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations! What an awesome award.

  • Laura
    July 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Congratualtions!!! You are inspiring!

  • Annette
    July 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Congrats Maggie. I have always loved your style.

  • D
    July 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Congrats on your honour! 🙂

  • Toni
    July 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I’m a bit shocked but even more in “girl giggles” over your dh not realizing you were published in magazines. A bit of a breakdown in communication, yet I couldn’t help but giggle a bit. You so need to tell that story somewhere. 😉 Maggie, big congrats on your nomination. It’s truly a talented and deserving group you find yourself in the midst of.
    Blessings,
    Toni

  • Tina
    July 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments and this recognition. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • kittyeisner
    July 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Congrats! You are an amazing photographer and totally deserve this recognition.

  • Kim
    July 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Congratulations on your deserving nomination! I’d love to win any of these prizes!

  • LisaB
    July 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Looking forward to wandering through your older blog entries – it seems I could learn alot from you! Congratulations on your nomination!!

  • Melissa Aguiar
    July 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Congrats! I would love to win anything from any one of you because you are all inspiring to me! TY!

  • Debbie
    July 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I would love love love to win the photography workshop with you.

  • Cindy C
    July 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Congratulations! What a wonderful honor.

  • Cheryl Allen
    July 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations!! Any of the prizes would be Great but a seat in one of your photography classes would be Super Great!

  • Amy Ulen
    July 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Wow, if I could choose a prize to win, it would definitely be a spot in your photography class! That would make me so happy!

  • Jamie Solorio
    July 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Wow, great blog. Going to add it to mine to keep track of you!!! “)
    Congrats on being acknowledged, what an honor!
    Thank you for the chance for one of the great prizes, however…I would LOVE to be selected for your photography class….fingers crossed, legs crossed, and hopeful thinking!!!! 🙂

  • Heather Ippolito
    July 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Congrats on a well deserved win!

  • Roberta
    July 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations on being included in the group.

  • Kellie
    July 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Great Job and Congrats!!!

  • traci
    July 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Great post. If I could choose I would most love the spot in your photography class.

  • Mom Cheryl
    July 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Congrats! You deserve it!
    I love your photos and your layouts! I’m a big fan.

  • Eileen
    July 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Congratulations on being chosen!
    OMG, so it’s not just my friends and hubby who don’t get the scrapbooking thing! Sometimes, I feel I must be really weird – “wasting” so much time on something they don’t appreciate. Thank goodness for the Internet and opportunity to “meet” fellow scrappers.
    I would love any of the prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Michelle H
    July 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Hi Maggie, congrats!

  • Suz
    July 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

    congrats to you… your work is amazing and does inspire people.
    I really enjoyed your post & the way you talk about people not getting the scrapbooking thing. I guess it made me feel better about having those same feeling when someone who is well known has the same. We have our own little online world where people “get us”.

  • tchrtiff
    July 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Congratulations on the recognition! What fabulous prizes you all are offering!

  • Rita
    July 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Congrats!!! You deserve the recognition!!!

  • Tessa
    July 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Just discovered your blog and it looks great! Congratulations on your accomplishments! I am looking forward to learning more about your site.

  • Kanani
    July 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

    LOVE your work! And the prizes!

  • Theresa
    July 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

    congratualtions!!

  • ArlaMo
    July 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

    After taking two of your classes, you totally deserve the honor!!

  • Tammy
    July 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Congrats. Doesn’t it feel the best when your loved ones get excited about it?
    BTW, my favorite prizes are A “Play Date” product pack from Jenni Bowlin and “Paper Girl” and “On Holiday” product packs from Margie Romney-Aslett

  • Candy
    July 21, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Thank you for this fun time seeing all these wonderful blogs. It is a great way to explore this wonderful world of scrapbooking.

  • LinaH
    July 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Congratulations Maggie! What an awesome acknowledgment! I am new to the digital world so any of the class prizes would be my first choice but I would be estatic over any of the prizes actually!

  • Kyla
    July 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Congrats. I love doing this blog tour and meeting all you great scrapbookers. If I were to win and if its possible, I would love the prize from Renee Pearson or Ella or Paperclipping. Thanks so much.

  • JoMama
    July 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I am not much of a digi girl so any of the non-digi ones would be great. Of course, winning a digi course might be just what I need to get more involved. Congrats on the win.

  • Brianne Nevill
    July 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Congrats Maggie! I love all of your work and am SO glad to see you nomintated for this!!

  • AnnieB
    July 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Yeah, I think I’ve found a fun new blog to read! Congratulations on the recognition.

  • Amy Hip
    July 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! I’m so pysched to “find” you and look forward to being inspired by you!

  • Pamk
    July 21, 2010 at 9:42 am

    congrats on winning. there are several I’d love to win but would be tickled with anything lol.

  • Linda B.
    July 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Maggie, it is certainly a well deserved nomination you have received. All the prizes are amazing, and I just love The Girls’ Paperie by Margie. Thank you for sharing your joy in this…as we certainly “get it” out here in blogland.

  • Cyn
    July 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Congrats! You deserve this honour, Maggie! I would LOVE to win Cathy Zielske’s templates or your Photography workshop because my G9 has capabilites that I am sure you would be able to shine some light on for me! Plus, there is a possibility that I may be getting a DSLR in the coming year and I am sure that your class would help me tremendously!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  • Becca
    July 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations on your recognition from Ella! I look forward to checking out your blog more often!

  • Vicki J. Wade
    July 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Loving your work, Maggie. It’s so refreshing! The eBook is a keeper too, I’ve been looking at it all week.

  • Marygail
    July 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Congrats on the nomination! Your work is very inspiring. I’d love to win any of the prizes, especially the BPS class pass.

  • Melissa C
    July 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I just love this. It is SO nice to go around to all the blogs and see the inspiration!!!

  • Christine W.
    July 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Thanks for the opportunity at the great giveaways. Congratulations on your nomination!

  • shellie
    July 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    oh wow…congrats! but then you shouldn’t really be surprised, your layouts are beautiful!

  • shellie
    July 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    oh wow…congrats! but then you shouldn’t really be surprised, your layouts are beautiful!

  • Kim N.
    July 21, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Thanks for the inspiration! Congrats on the nomination!

  • Alexa
    July 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Gush away Maggie! The title is well deserved. I know how you feel about not having any real life friends to share these things with, I make do with my online friends. I am so excited for you!

  • KristiG
    July 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Congratulations on your honor!!

  • Jenny-Lynn
    July 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Congratulations! Thank you for being such an inspiration over the years, I love your work!

  • Robyn F
    July 21, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Your photography is beautiful.

  • Heather
    July 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations! A title you whole-heartedly deserve.

  • KC711
    July 21, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Congrats! You are inspiring!

  • Laura Bruynell
    July 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Congrats Maggie!

  • HC
    July 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I love this nomination as it’s given me a great overview of the scrapbooking world.

  • Megan P
    July 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

    CONGRATS!!!! you are soo inspiring so it is well deserved! Keep up the great work!
    Megan P

  • Stephanie
    July 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Congrats, Maggie! I’ve been loving your style since I first saw your layouts in CK a couple of years ago. Keep up the awesome work just doing your thing!

  • Kelly Adams
    July 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! And thank you for the chance to win!

  • Darlene
    July 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations on joining this awesome list! I would love to win one of those great prizes, especially the photography class or photo editing class.

  • Monica
    July 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Congrats!

  • Sherry G
    July 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Congratulations! I had not “met” you before, but I am glad to be introduced to another inspiring scrapper.

  • flowersgal
    July 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Congratulations on this honor. All the prizes sound wonderful and I would be happy with any of them (but I’ve already taken the classes offered at Jessica Sprague) but if I had a choice it would be the $50 gift certificate for a class at Renee Pearson.

  • Amy Lovell
    July 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Congrats. I would love to learn more about photography.

  • meganklauer
    July 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Thanks so much for what you do & for inspiring us all!

  • AdrianaG.
    July 21, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Congratulations! You deserve it!

  • Angela
    July 21, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I just checked out your photography website – beautiful pictures of families! Congrats on the award – enjoy the well deserved accolades.

  • Karen
    July 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Love your photography! You truly do inspire me to try harder to be a better photographer! Thanks for being you!

  • brandi
    July 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Congratulations! Glad to find your blog. Such great ideas!

  • Rita Berning
    July 21, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Would love to win!

  • Crystal
    July 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

    You are truly an inspirational scrapbooker and photographer – congrats on this honour!! I get what you are doing :)) I think you have a story for a LO with your husband’s reaction. Happy Summer to You!

  • Andrea Friebus
    July 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I love your work! You definitely inspire me!

  • MicheleC.
    July 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

    you are so deserving of this recognition. congrats.
    m

  • Beth M
    July 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Congrats Maggie!

  • Jen M
    July 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Congratulations Maggie – definitely well deserved! All the prizes are AMAZING, but to be honest, my 1st choice would be a spot in one of your classes :o) Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  • Kathy R
    July 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Congrats and thanks for a chance to win a prize!

  • clmk523
    July 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Congrats! Loving your current photos.

  • Buckeyecub
    July 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Your class sound like it would be fun. Thanks for the chance at the prizes.

  • Amy P.
    July 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Congrats!! I must say that you are such an inspiration, and like you, none of my family or friends scrapbook either. I love your layouts featured in Creating Keepsakes and I love looking on your blog! Thank you so much!

  • Ashley
    July 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

    WOW!! What great prizes. I would LOVE to have a spot in your photography class. You are so talented.

  • LeAnne
    July 21, 2010 at 10:44 am

    How darling are you? Totally! I love that you are just you doing your thing! That is so important in the Scrapbooking world and very easy to forget! Keep up the great work!

  • Heather Robertson
    July 21, 2010 at 10:44 am

    big congrats on your nomination

  • S
    July 21, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Congrats, I’m looking forward to following more of your work. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Audrey V
    July 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations to you, you deserve the recognition!

  • Meggie
    July 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations!!!Your nomination is well deserved. Would love to win any of the prizes but my favorite would be Karen Grunebers book or stories.

  • dani
    July 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Huge congrats!! You’re so inspiring!!

  • Michelle
    July 21, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Congrats! And thanks for the chance! ALL of the prizes are awesome!

  • Tammy
    July 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Congratulations! Thanks for being so inspiring!

  • JennyB
    July 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Congratulations Maggie-your work inspires me to look more carefully at how I take my own photographs!

  • christy a
    July 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Congrats on winning! You are such an inspiration and I always feel inspired when checking out your layouts! Thanks for the chance!

  • Terribeth
    July 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Congrats! You do beautiful work!

  • Lindsey
    July 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Congratulations! 🙂 You deserve it!

  • JennieB
    July 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I thought your post was beautiful! Congratulations and well deserved.

  • Karen Peterson
    July 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Congratulations on your selection! Of course, I would love to win a spot in your photo class (probably as most people here;)

  • Becky Wilding
    July 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Congrats. You do beautiful work.

  • IRIT SHALOM
    July 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I JUST ADORE YOUR SKILLS!! GREAT WORK!!

  • Canay
    July 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    This is my first time at your blog. Congratulations on your award. I am looking forward to getting to know you better.

  • Korina Heuvel
    July 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    This has been a fun little adventure without even leaving home… Can’t beat that!!! I love all of your inspiring layouts and photography! I would love to win any of the fun prizes but would be on cloud nine to win a spot in one of your classes!!!!!

  • Jeannette P
    July 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Congrats Maggie. You are very deserving of this nomination!

  • Teri Buczkowski
    July 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    OOH I wanna win, pick me pick me. I would love to win any of the prizes but Jessicas class would be the bomb. Congrats on the honor.

  • Dina
    July 21, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Congratulations! And your photography is wonderful!

  • Raewyn A
    July 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I have to be honest I didn’t have your blog in my bloglines but because of the MISA I can now add another blog to my favourites, you are definitely inspirational!
    Thank you for sharing all your wonderfulness with us all via your blog.
    R

  • Leslie May
    July 21, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! You are an inspiration to us all!

  • Kasandra Mathieson
    July 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Maggie……congratulations! How fun, am looking forward to visiting all the blogs and learning lots! LOVE your pictures…….

  • Valerie Bishop
    July 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Congratualtions on the nomination – you deserve it!! You are so very talented in so many ways and such an inspiration!! If I happened to be chosen as a winner I would love a spot in your photography class!!

  • Maren O
    July 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Way to go! Such a tribute to you all.
    I would love any and all of the prizes!

  • naomi_m
    July 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Congratulations. I love your LO’s at SC.

  • TanyaS
    July 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

    A well-deserved honor for you! Thanks for your inspiration!

  • Jean Schmuker
    July 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I am new to your blog and am glad Ella referred us to you.

  • Marilyn Schmid
    July 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I am happy to learn more about you from this blog hop! Congratulations on your big honor! I look forward to learning more about you!

  • Kelly T.
    July 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Congrats Maggie. I would love to win the class from Jessica Sprague! Any prize would be appreciated!

  • Candice in Colorado
    July 21, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Congratulations, Maggie!!! The nomination is well-deserved and you rock!!!
    Hugs from Candice in Colorado!

  • jillconyers
    July 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Congratulations Maggie! Not that it wouldn’t be great to get any one of the prizes but my fingers would be crossed to take your photography workshop 🙂

  • Rosa Rivero
    July 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I can really relate to people in my life not getting what all this scrapbooking thing is all about hahaha Congrats, you deserve it! and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Dawn Carson
    July 21, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! Well deserved!

  • ConnieC
    July 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Congrats. I love seeing you work in CK and at Studio Calico. I’ve been scrapping a long time, and have been a fan for as long as I can remember.

  • Meredith
    July 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Thanks for chance to win! Super fun bloghopping!!!

  • Uptowncat
    July 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Congratulations! Wonderful post and a well-deserved honor.

  • digiMunster
    July 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Congrats to you!! Yeah, I don’t think husbands “get it”. Scrapbooking is right up there with clearance sales. They are clueless to the level of awesomeness that both can bring us gals. =)

  • Liz Oram
    July 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Congrats! This is very well deserved! Thanks for all the inspirations!

  • Gail Alcorn
    July 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to win something fun!

  • Stephanie
    July 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Congratulations! It’s so cool to be recognized for doing something you love!!!

  • Yvonne Blair
    July 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Congrats Maggie…love your work both in photography and scrappin.

  • Amy Ball
    July 21, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Congratulations! It is really cool to hear how you are inspired by the other ladies! Thanks for all of your inpsiration!

  • Rebecca (MamaBee)
    July 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

    congrats, well deserved!

  • Nicky from Canada
    July 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Congrats and lovely giveaways

  • Manda
    July 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    super excited for you!!

  • Alison L
    July 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Congrats! You are fantastic!

  • Lexi Bridges
    July 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

    It is such an honor and I totally “get it”! CONGRATS!!!

  • Patti M
    July 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Congrats Maggie! Love your style and projects (love the Reflections one). You got me loving the mists!

  • Eva
    July 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Congrats Maggie!
    you deserve it….
    (and MY -extended- family does not get “it” either)
    EvaT

  • Liz S.
    July 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Very funny that your husband did not know you were publisehed each and everytime!

  • JoLynn
    July 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! I appreciated reading your backstory!

  • Hester
    July 21, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Congratulations. Love your ideas and inspiration!

  • Daphne
    July 21, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Congratulations Maggie! Well done!

  • DigitalKAt
    July 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    How exciting, Maggie! I am very pleased that you have been nominated.

  • Carrie
    July 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Congrats on being one of the first of Ella’s most influential scrapbookers!

  • Sinead
    July 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    congrats! it would be amazing to win any prize:) well done again

  • Heidi
    July 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Congratulations on the recognition!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Betsy
    July 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    How cool! And congratulations!

  • Cindy Peterson
    July 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Enjoy your work very much.

  • Maryann S
    July 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Maggie – Congrats – and love your posts! Only wish I had the same talent!

  • Abbey
    July 21, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Congratulations Maggie! Great post. You do lovely work.

  • Kristin
    July 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Congratulations! I have loved seeing more your layouts in CK this year!!

  • amy
    July 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Congrats! You so deserve this! I love all your layouts and photos! I would love to win a paperclipping membership! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kristie
    July 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Congratulations! I Love your work:)

  • Joyce
    July 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Congratulations! I love your inspiring work!

  • Tagyn
    July 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Congrats!

  • Rhadonda
    July 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Congrats to you and all!

  • Sara-Jane Bunting
    July 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Congratulations! And thanks 🙂

  • susan inouye
    July 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Great photos….beautiful! Congrats on your nomination.

  • JeriP
    July 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations. I’m happy to make acquaintance with your blog. Beautiful.

  • Karen
    July 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Congrats, thats awesome. KJ

  • Cynthia H
    July 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Super sweet acceptance speech! I know what you mean about not talking about scrapbooking, but how nice that your husband was excited for your layouts (even if it was a bit overdue).

  • Klienke
    July 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Congratulations to you! I loved your post and I’m enjoying the blog tour. I’d be thrilled with any of the prizes and want to thank you for the chance to win.
    — kelly 🙂

  • Christine
    July 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Congratulations!

  • marie
    July 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Congrats! I enjoyed learning more about you. This sounds like a kiss up but your class is the prize I’d most like to win. My photography really needs help. I’m disabled and can’t often do what I want and my pics really suffer from it. I love this hobby and I’d love to learn to take better pictures. Congrats again and I hope you stay around for a very long time.

  • Carmel
    July 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Congratulations! Any of the wonderful prizes would be a joy to win!

  • Tiffany
    July 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Congratulations on your honor!!

  • Nicole Gray
    July 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats on being nominated.

  • Michela
    July 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I love blog hops/tours! Last time I did this I discoverd soooo many new ideas and inspiration! Thanks for the great chance to win something too!
    And congrats on the nomination!

  • Lola
    July 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations! Your nomination is well deserved!

  • Tanya K
    July 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Congrats on being named one of the most influential! Awesome giveaways!

  • Heather Wartenburg
    July 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations! Totally amazing just like you. Enjoy it and keep on doing that thing you do so well. 🙂

  • Candyce
    July 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulations to you, and isn’t it grand how our husbands don’t have a clue what we do! Gotta love ’em! I have a dream that one day I will have an SLR and know all about how to use it. I retire in 12 years, maybe then?

  • EBPitcher
    July 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Congratulations! And it’s OK to be mushy!

  • Ally White
    July 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Congreats on being recognized! Well, i am probably going to be the only person saying that i don’t want to win your photog class…I’m already in it!! Thanks for the chance to win any of these fun prizes.

  • julie
    July 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    congrats maggie – always nice to know you are appreciated :>

  • mprmw1943@gmail.com
    July 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I so hope this is not a duplicate post. Congratulations on this wonderful award. I look forward to learning even more about you and your accomplishments. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice gift.

  • ShellyJ
    July 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    You are just too adorable! and your hubby is too funny 😉 Congrats on a well deserved honor.

  • Shannon
    July 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats on the recognition! It’s certainly well deserved!

  • nitasha
    July 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats!!! This award is well deserved! Truely enjoy your work especially your work with Studio Calico! I would be grateful to win any of these awesome prizes, but I have an obsession with paper, so winning Jenni Bowlin or the Girl’s Paperie would be amazing, but again grateful for anything!

  • bobbie
    July 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I’d love any of these prizes!!!

  • Kristin Y
    July 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Awesome!

  • Katherine M
    July 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations! Love your blog!

  • Debbie
    July 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Your photography is so inspiring!

  • Amy
    July 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Congratulations Maggie! Great post about it!

  • Amy
    July 21, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Congrats! Such a great giveaway too!

  • Meagan
    July 21, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Congrats on the recognition! I’m sure it represents a lot of hard work. And the prizes are great! I’d absolutely love to win a spot in your photography class!!

  • Bernice
    July 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Congratulations on your win. What a great list of prizes, especially Cathy Zielske’s templates. Actually, they’d all be wonderful to win.

  • Trista
    July 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Congrats on your nomination! This is my first visit to your blog and your photography is beautiful!

  • Sarah
    July 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Congratulations Maggie, on your nom! These are such great prizes, thanks to you and all the other nominees!

  • Betsy Gourley
    July 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations Maggie. I love your work. So proud and excited for you.

  • Andrea Greene
    July 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations–and thank you so much for allowing us to celebrate too with a chance to win these prizes! Andrea

  • Laura Toriello
    July 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Congrats on winning! You are definitely inspiring to me.

  • Clare
    July 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    any of these prizes would be great, all of them would be fab!

  • Debra E
    July 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Congratulations! I’m here at your blog because of the award and discovering it as the gem it is.

  • Cindy d
    July 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Congratulations! I love your style. Well deserved!

  • Jen Cox
    July 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Congrats on the award! Thank you for the inspiration. ALL of these prizes are incredible — thank you for being so generous!

  • Debra E
    July 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Congratulations! I’m here at your blog because of the award and discovering it as the gem it is.

  • Jackie
    July 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    You deserve the award. Amazing amazing stuff comes out of you!

  • Jody
    July 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    What an honor! Congratulations!

  • Amy
    July 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Congrats on the nominations! 🙂 And thanks for the great giveaway!!

  • Linda Ru
    July 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    CONGRATS Maggie on your award!! You are such an inspiration to me. I follow your blog regularly, and I am always visiting your creations on Studio Calico’s site as well. Your reward is well deserved, congratulations again!! 😀

  • Tammy Perkins
    July 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Congrats on your nomination – would love to win one of these great prizes!

  • Jo
    July 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination. I have often been inspired by your layouts and your stunning photography – well done.

  • Lissa
    July 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations! Love the new Ella e-book too!

  • Barb
    July 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations, Maggie! I just found your blog through this award. Looking forward to exploring your classes and seeing what you have to offer.

  • Leslie
    July 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I loved your post! Congrats on the nomination. Thanks for reminding us that it’s all about the pictures!

  • Marianne
    July 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Way to go Maggie!! You are more than entitled to gush!!! All the prizes are great! Given my choice, I’d love Cathy’s template packs or Elizabeth Dillow’s BPS class.

  • mcr128@catt.com
    July 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Congratulations!!!
    Nina Fazio

  • Jennifer L
    July 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Congratulations–your style has definitely inspired mine!

  • Melanie but you can call me Mel
    July 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Wow, love it. Great job.
    ~m

  • AmyMpls
    July 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Love this giveway and your work! Truly inspiring.

  • Katie Kelley
    July 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I would love to learn how to be a photographer like you vs just a snapshot-er. How generous this blog week giveawy is! Congrats to you and the other 8.

  • Ami
    July 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks for this chance and congratulations, Maggie.

  • HelenaK
    July 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I would love to win a spot in your photography class. Congrats to You!!

  • elizaBeth B.
    July 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Congratulations! I think it is cute how your husband reacted to your layouts being published 🙂

  • Karen McGowan
    July 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    congratulations!

  • Balinda
    July 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Congrats! and those are awesome prizes!!
    there’s gonna be some lucky ladies on this
    thread.

  • Nikelle Bennett
    July 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Congrats 🙂

  • kate blue
    July 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    great background…who woulda thought it?? You do inspire and it’s great that you guys keep inspiring each other and us too. I so love the Ella Pubs; would love to have this one and a few others.

  • Tammy
    July 21, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Congrats!! You are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  • Roberta
    July 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations Maggie!!!

  • Rachelle
    July 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations!!! All these prizes are amazing. You gals are all so generous with your ideas and time!

  • Dianne
    July 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Maggie, the prizes from all of you seem wonderful. I have bought, used and copied (ok, I admit it) ideas from all of you. Ella knows what she is talking about – you ladies are amazing.
    I think any of the prizes would be a wonderful gift. It is really too hard to choose!
    Congrats.

  • Phyllis
    July 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulations! Any of these would be great to win.

  • Melissa Elsner
    July 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    A big congratulations to you and such a lovely post. I get it about others in your daily life that don’t know too much about the scrapbooking part of what you do. I’m thankful to have places online and like CHA where I can have moments of having those around me who GET IT!

  • Tanya
    July 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Great giveaway! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  • Dawn F.
    July 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations on the nomination. Thanks for the chance.

  • margaret
    July 21, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Congrats on your nomination. Love your photos

  • Cristina M.
    July 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Maggie, husbands are funny sometimes! I am so happy that you are part of the 10 because everyone in the group has been such an inspiration for me. Love your work and keep doing what you do BEST!

  • Lindsay
    July 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Congrats!

  • sckrapk
    July 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations on your award, Maggie. I am familiar with some of the winners but you are a new face to me.
    I look forward to visiting your blog in the future.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Wanda Jorgensen
    July 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    This blog hop is so very interesting. I’m running into people with such inspiring viewpoints and, somehow, I’ve managed to miss them before. My reader list is growing by the day!

  • Mary Horen
    July 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Maggie,
    I just loved your post! And, I’d be thrilled to win any of these prizes!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Olivia
    July 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Congrats & thanks for the chance to win. I’d be happy with any prize if I’m a lucky winner, but my first choice would be Margie’s Paper Girl 🙂

  • Jill S.
    July 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations! There are so many great prizes being offered, they all sound good to me.

  • Nikki
    July 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Congratulations on your achievement! 🙂

  • Colleen Sheehy
    July 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Congrats! I love your work and am so happy you are recognized in the scrap world.
    Aren’t husbands funny.. I was laughing so hard when I read you blog today. 🙂 Too cute!

  • Kathy Chen
    July 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats – your ideas always inspire me! Thanks for the giveaway

  • Kim
    July 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Congratulations! Your work is inspiring and
    I learn so much!

  • krafting kelly
    July 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Congratulations, Maggie! I’ve seen your work for a while through Creating Keepsakes and always enjoy seeing your creations. I’m bookmarking your blog now. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Gab
    July 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Congrats on the award and thanks for the chance to win

  • Michele
    July 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Well congratulations!

  • yanina
    July 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Congrats on the nomination. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Becca Hall
    July 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    You so do deserve this!!! I would love to win a class from Jessica Sprague!

  • christene
    July 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    In our house, my supplies are called ‘scrap crap’. (So I totally get that your husband’s cluelessness.) And no, I don’t take offense, afterall my supplies are neatly stored in a closet for easy access and visual inspiration, whereas my husband’s tools and crap are stored in the basement with the spiders and the oogies. Sometimes I think girls got the better end of the bargain, but shhh!, don’t tell.
    Congratulations on your nomination!

  • tamivik
    July 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination (and WIN!)! BTW – I love your cute flower necklace you’re wearing in your blog photo, did you make it?

  • Carrie P
    July 21, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Congratulations, love seeing your work!

  • Janette
    July 21, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Maggie, I adore your blog. Great post. I used to live near your inlaws the Holmes, and it wasn’t until you posted pictures of Brad and his family a while ago that I made that connection. Keep up the great work!

  • Kathy
    July 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    So glad to be able to congratulate you too! Have fun with the give-a-ways!

  • Catherine Reum
    July 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Congratulations!! Thank you for letting us share in your excitement! Good luck!!

  • Holly
    July 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win one of those awesome prizes!!

  • sarah jimerson
    July 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats Beautiful photos!

  • Aubrey
    July 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Congrats! Thanks for the giveaways!

  • Corinne L
    July 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Congratulations on winning. I LOVE my camera, and always like getting to know how to get more from it

  • April P.
    July 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win Maggie! You are so fantastically inspiring and so totally deserving of this award! Congrats!

  • Laura Rich
    July 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats!! Will definitely be back to visit!

  • TracyM
    July 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Congratulations Maggie & good luck 🙂
    You have so many wonderful projects and your nomination is well deservered!!!

  • Tanya
    July 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Congratulations, Maggie! I enjoy seeing your layouts in CK – so happy to discover that you have a blog I can visit between issues.

  • Lisa Henderson
    July 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Congratulations! It’s funny that your husband didn’t know!

  • Denise
    July 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I totally agree. It’s so amazing to have people come back to your blog over and over again because they like your work and your dialogue. It’s truly an amazing, inspiring thing. Congratulations on being honored 🙂

  • Marian
    July 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Congrats tp you an dthnaks for the opportunity to win

  • Becky
    July 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Congrats!!!

  • Jackie S
    July 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Congratulations, Maggie! What a neat post you wrote! And your photography is beautiful and unique!

  • Julia
    July 21, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition 🙂

  • Mindy
    July 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Congratulations! Love your work! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration.

  • Charlie
    July 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats!

  • Traci
    July 21, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Maggie,
    I am always in ah of your creations, you are so deserving of this!

  • Candy W
    July 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Congrats! Keep on inspiring us all…

  • Paula P
    July 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I would love to win a prize- to help inspire my scrapbooking!

  • Lois K
    July 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Congratulations! I enjoyed reading your blog.

  • Wendy Crowe
    July 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Congrats on your award! How cool! I would be happy with any of the prizes offered! Thanks for the chance and for sharing your inspiration!

  • grange75@tpg.com.au
    July 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations. I would love to win any of these great prizes. Cheers.

  • Robin H.
    July 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I love free stuff!

  • Jen Schell
    July 21, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Congrats Maggie! I am always so impressed with your layouts and I absolutely love your photography! I would love to win one of your photography classes…I’ve always wanted to take one, but it’s never been in my budget.

  • Madeline St Onge
    July 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Congratulations on winning, you are a true inspiration

  • Immi
    July 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win, and hearty congratulations on the award!

  • Dianer
    July 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. I look forward to exploring your blog as well as all the others.

  • katie T
    July 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Congrats on your nomination

  • Lori McMurphy
    July 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Congrats and thanks for the chance to win! I am dying to win the six-month Paperclipping membership from Noell Hyman or a place in either Elizabeth Dillow’s “Inspiration Defined” or Karen Grunberg’s “Book of Stories” from Stacy Julian. Again thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  • lisa
    July 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats, well deserved !

  • Juliana
    July 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I’d love any of the prizes! 🙂

  • Leauriy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination it’s always great to be reminded of our greatness, isn’t it!? (Even if you don’t think of yourself as “great”) Way to go!!

  • Sandy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations on your nomination! All great prizes but I would totally LOVE a seat in your photography class!
    =) thanks for all of your inspiring ideas!

  • hubbysmoney
    July 21, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Yes you are very inspiring and I am loving this tour. I have met some new friends to add to my favorites. Thank you for the chance to win any of the awesome prizes. Jill B

  • Kathy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I love this contest. I’m getting to meet a whole new group of inspirational people! I’d love any gift except paperclipping since I I am already a member!

  • Stephanie Stach
    July 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Wow- You keep a low profile. I would be stopping strangers in the street if my layouts were in a magazine! Congratulations. You earned it!

  • Rosann Santos-Elliott
    July 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    congrats ont the honor. i look forward to exploring your site
    Rosann

  • Angel
    July 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Congratulations!!! I would love to win any of the prizes.

  • Peg
    July 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Maggie! Congratulations! I’ve just ‘met’ you through the award and love it when the surfing results in that!

  • Kristi B
    July 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Congrats on winning – you & the others deserve it!!!

  • Trish
    July 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Congratulations on the nomination!!

  • DonnaC
    July 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Congratulations! I love your scrapbook style!

  • Lynette
    July 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Congratulations! Love your blog!

  • Tammy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations on winning! I love learning new things and now that I’ve been introduced to your blog I look forward to learning from you. Photography is not my strong suit so this should be a great way to learn more about it.

  • Sarah. B R
    July 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Congrats! I’m a digi scrapbooker and I’ve taken all of J Sprague’s classes. Any of the other digi prizes sound great!

  • Trish
    July 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I would love to win any of these wonderful prizes!

  • Martha
    July 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Congratulations!! This is my first time visiting your blog, but I will definitely be back 😉

  • Danielle Watt
    July 21, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Congrats Maggie! Your scrapbooking is absolute eye candy!! Love Love Love your work!

  • Anne-Liesse Ankeny
    July 21, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I really enjoyed finding your blog today. Thanks for the giveaways!
    Anne-Liesse

  • Deena
    July 21, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Congratulations on your recognition! Thanks for the chance to win some pretty cool stuff!

  • Eileen M
    July 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Congratulations on this recognition, and thanks for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

  • Barbi
    July 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Congrats! Looking forward to more of your posts now that I have your blog in my reader. : )

  • S Russell
    July 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Congrats! An accomplishment well done!

  • Diane Stewart
    July 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Congrats to you…exciting to see you blog…

  • Tonya NC
    July 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I <3 Maggie and Ella! And all those other fab ladies, too!

  • Lucy Newton
    July 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you Maggie for the opportunity of winning and you are a natural, your photography is awesome!!!

  • Candy
    July 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Congratulations on being one of the most influential scrapbookers. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your great prizes. Have a happy day

  • Sue Williams
    July 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Great to see you getting much deserved recognition!

  • Sandra T
    July 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Congratulations!! What an awesome award.

  • Jessica Lahey
    July 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Congratulations! What an honor – but a well deserved honor! Love your work!

  • Sue R
    July 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Congrats! And thank you!

  • Debbie H.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations Maggie! I love your scrapbook pages and your AMAZING photographs!

  • kadebug
    July 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Congratulations, Maggie! You have inspired me for years…Thanks!

  • Karen W
    July 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Amazing,how the rest of the world knows but someone living in the same house does not have a clue…. Congratulations on being a part of such an awesome group of women!

  • Jamie Walker
    July 21, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Congratulations on the nomination! What a wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  • Susan R.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Fun contest. Great prizes. Honor to honor you.

  • Ashley C
    July 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Congratulations! I would love to win a seat in a photography or digital scrapbooking class!

  • Cynthia B.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Congrats, Maggie! So funny that your husband didn’t know what a “big deal” you are.

  • Renee T. (italgal on BPS)
    July 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Have really enjoyed all your blog posts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nancy Hyland
    July 21, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Congrats on your award! I have always been inspired by your work!! Thanks for the opportunity to win:)

  • Pamela K.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Congratulations on your award! You deserve it! Isn’t it wonderful to be recognized in doing something that you love? Awesome!

  • Katie Hill
    July 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Congratulations! It’s my first time visiting your blog, and I will be back FOR SURE!

  • Denise Bryant
    July 21, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations to you! Looks like a lot of fabulous prizes!
    DeniseB

  • Stacy
    July 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Congratulations on the award!!!!!

  • scrapseeds@yahoo.com
    July 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Love your work, makes me want to do a family photo shoot!

  • Care
    July 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Congrats!

  • Dawn
    July 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Congratulations Maggie! I’ve just joined your blog and look forward to your photography lessons. You do beautiful work!

  • Mandie Wade
    July 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Congrats!!!

  • Karen S.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Congrats for being selected! Your photography and scrapbooking are so inspiring!!

  • Kary in Colorado
    July 21, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Many congratulations! You are the one honoree that I am not very familiar with, so I’ll be checking out your blog and paying more attention!

  • enggirl lorraine
    July 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    congrats! and thanks for the chance to win

  • Nicole Carro
    July 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Wow, great prizes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Poupee
    July 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Congratulations! All the prizes look exciting. Thank you.

  • Kelly Rodgers
    July 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Congatulations Maggie xxx

  • Marina D-K
    July 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Congratulations! Your photography is amazing. Definitely going to start saving up to take a class =)

  • Lisa
    July 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Congrats on your award. I’m new to your site and look forward to receiving your newsletter! I especially love any classes to do with Digi Scrapbooking or intermediae/advanced photography.

  • Amy
    July 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Congratulations on the nomination!! Thanks for the great giveaways! 🙂

  • Twila
    July 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Fun stuff!

  • Heather
    July 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Glad to be introduced to your blog. The Utah photo shoot pics are fantastic – you caught such amazing expressions! Congrats on the Ella nomination!

  • tawyn
    July 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Congrats on being chosen from sooooo many inspirational people out there!

  • Kristie Maynard
    July 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Congrats on this honor! I always find it amazing when people don’t “get” what we are doing when we scrapbook. My sister in law once said something about it being a way to be a kid again. That was until I made her daughter a scrapbook about her wedding. Then she got it. She just recently asked me to help her with a book for her grand daughter. Guess she does really get it now.

  • Vanessa Gooch
    July 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination! I think all of the prizes sound fabulous! However, I would love to take a course on photography! ;o)

  • Kari B
    July 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Congrats!! look at all of the comments….goes to show how inspiring you are 🙂 keep up the great work.
    kari b

  • Nancy S.
    July 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Congrats – well deserved! 🙂

  • Bonnie
    July 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Congrats Maggie! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  • Katie
    July 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Congrats on the honor, you so deserve it. This blog hop has been so fun, getting to explore new blogs and find new inspiration.

  • Michelle
    July 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    what cool giveaways!! I would love to win any one of them but would probably enjoy Shimelle’s class the most. Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  • Melanie L.
    July 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Congratulations, Maggie! You are amazingly talented!

  • Jessica Canham
    July 21, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Congratulations on your accomplishments! That’s too funny about your husband! I would love to win The Girl’s Paperie package!

  • Kerry Walsh
    July 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for all you do for scrabooking!
    Kerry W.

  • Beth Perry
    July 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    congrats! that is very awesome!

  • Michele
    July 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Congratulations to you!! Thanks for the chance to win one of the giveaways…I would really love to take the BPS Book of Stories class!!!!

  • Monica F.
    July 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats Maggie! You deserve it!

  • robindiane
    July 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Congrats on the honor! Thanks for a chance at the prizes!!!

  • Courtney
    July 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Congratulations!

  • ana smith
    July 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Good Luck! Winning will look good on you.

  • Melissa Cummings
    July 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been seeing your name for years and always amazed at the talent!

  • Rebecca Brigham
    July 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    It’s very exciting. Congratulations. You do us Studio Calico girls, proud!

  • Karlene
    July 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Congrats and great giveaway.

  • Becky
    July 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Glad to have found your blog! I’m looking forward to coming back often.

  • Mary Mitchell
    July 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I can’t think of a better list of influential scrapbookers. I wouldn’t be where I am today in my scrapbooking if you hadn’t been willing to share share your creative passon with the world. I would be excited to win any of the prizes being given away. Congratulations on an honor well deserved.

  • Karen Schmidt
    July 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    first time at your blog. I like it and will have to follow it. Congratulations.

  • Lauren
    July 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Congratulations! You deserve this, enjoy it!! Thanks for the chance to win fun stuff too!

  • katandconmom@yahoo.com
    July 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks so much for all your creativity. I love learning and cant wait for more of your ideas.

  • Rachel Briggs
    July 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    You know my husband would be just as clueless, even after informing him. 🙂 congrats on the nomination. I think it’s a great honor too.

  • Deb
    July 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats, Maggie. Off to check out the e-book! Thanks for the opportunity to win too.

  • Monda DeWeese
    July 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Can’t wait to see all that’s in the e-book – Congrats again! ~Monda

  • Erin
    July 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Congrats on your well deserved recognition!! All the prizes sound awesome!

  • Ann
    July 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Jen
    July 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Congratulations on the win, Maggie! You deserve it! Having just received a dSLR camera, I would love a spot in your photography class. However, if I can’t get that, then I guess I’ll have to learn how to do some good editing from either Jessica or Renee! Thanks!

  • Miss Niki
    July 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    You are an inspiration to so many. Thanks for sharing your talents through your blog!

  • Abbie
    July 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Congratulations!

  • katemeri
    July 21, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Wow! Such awesome prizes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jen Clark
    July 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I have to enter ‘cuz I’ve been on a lucky streak lately and would love to attend the intermediate class next year. 🙂

  • rebecca keppel
    July 21, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I am totally inspired by your scrapbooking and photography and would LOOOOOVE to win a seat in your class 🙂

  • jen
    July 21, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Congrats – this award is much deserved!

  • Celia Tang
    July 21, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I’d love to win a prize. Thanks!

  • Leslie
    July 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Congrats Maggie! Well deserved as you definitely inspire me!

  • paula
    July 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Congratulations Maggie! Well deserved.

  • Vero Aguilar
    July 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination!!! Best of luck!

  • Lisa
    July 21, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Congratulations on this honor and thanks for the giveaway chance!

  • Christie M
    July 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Congrats on winning!!
    p.s. I sooo NEED your workshop! 🙂

  • alwayscharlie
    July 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Stacy Simpson
    July 21, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Congrats! I am adding you to my favs!

  • Amber Lee
    July 21, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t think most people get why I love scrapbooking so much, but they love the results so it’s all good. I’d love a paper pack 🙂

  • AKrubygal
    July 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Congrats to you (and the other winners). So glad to have found your blog……I have bookmarked you!

  • becky dunnell
    July 21, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    what a well deserved nomination! congrats!!

  • Julie
    July 21, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Congrats and a spot in your photography class would be so great!

  • Whitney S.
    July 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    How fun! Congrats!

  • Ginger
    July 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Isn’t this exciting. Congratulations I am thrilled for you. I don’t have much luck at drawings but in the rare chance that my name would be picked out of the hat I would love love love the spot in the “Beginner/Intermediate Online Photography Workshop” from Maggie Holmes. I got a new dslr for my birthday from my dh and am dying to learn how to really use it.
    Again congratulations.

  • Maria A
    July 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Congrats on the honor! I have been watching your work for years and it is beautiful!!

  • AnnWa
    July 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Loved the story about your husband noticing your published layouts. How funny!

  • Diane B
    July 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Congratulations! The honor is most definitely deserved!

  • Cathy P.
    July 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Congratulations Maggie! I am a fan of your work for sure! Love your stuff at SC and of course your photography.

  • Sherry Grove
    July 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Congrats I your nomination — that’s very cool!

  • Angela
    July 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Congrats on the recognition, and your photography is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win one of the prizes.

  • Marie-Précieuse
    July 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Just discovered you today and I’m happy about it. One can always learn, right? 🙂

  • Shayla
    July 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Becky P.
    July 21, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Congrats from me too!!
    I would absolutely love to be in your class or one of Jessica Sprague’s. Love learning more about photography!! I of course would not complain about any fun scrappy prizes though.

  • Cheryl
    July 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Well done for your nomination, Maggie. Your photography is stunning and I think all you nominated ladies are extraordinary and inspiring. Thank you for the lovely giveaways!

  • banuelos@msn.com
    July 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I love the way you take pictures!!

  • Patti
    July 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Gail B.
    July 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    You do great work. Congratulations on your award.

  • Karen Keiper
    July 21, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    pick me! pick me! loving all the inspiration from everyone this week

  • quinna
    July 21, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I’m having so much fun!

  • Cheryl
    July 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks for the fun prizes. I would love a spot in your class or in Shimelle’s. They are all amazing.
    Cheryl

  • Rachael
    July 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Congratulations! I have to say I would love to win the photography class but really any prize would be great!

  • Angi in CO
    July 21, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Congratulations! I have heard lovely things about your classes! Best wishes!

  • debbie k
    July 21, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    All this excitement makes me tingly!

  • holly p
    July 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    LOVE, love, love your work! Congrats

  • lilith
    July 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Congratulations. You deserve it;

  • lilith
    July 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Congratulations. I love your work.

  • JinnyKL
    July 21, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Congratulations on the recognition! Love your photography & wish I could improve on my photo skills! Thank you for the chance to win one of these great giveaway prizes!!

  • Jen Tapler
    July 21, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Congrats! Very well deserved nomination!!

  • Dao
    July 21, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Congratulations! You are most definitely, without a doubt, one of the highest inspirational women that is on the top of my list. Saying that I love all your work is an understatement. Let’s just say that you’re pretty amazing and awesome! (:

  • cindy
    July 21, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    you are truesly inspiring. I can’t get enough of this weeks blog posts….hopefully i will get my inspiratin back

  • Cindy Mathews
    July 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    you are truely amazing and i am haveing a wonderful time with all the post this week.

  • Cindy Mathews
    July 21, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    you are truly amazing and i have had a wonderful time reading all the blog post this week.

  • Michelle
    July 22, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Congrats! I am so inspired with how you take your beautiful photos and pair them with your memories. Please keep doing what you do!

  • Kate Anne
    July 22, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Congratulations on being nominated!! Truly deserving cos you are a constant inspiration..

  • Angie Gray
    July 22, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Wow, what a great prize package. I would love to win. Thanks!

  • Jenn
    July 22, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Congratulations Maggie! I am glad to have discovered you blog. Funny how we often just go about and do our own thing and surprise the people around us when they discover another side of us. I am the same way, I don’t normally talk about my scrapbooking and even my blog, and am humbled when someone unwittingly stumbles on it and gives me praise. 🙂

  • Kirsty
    July 22, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Cool beans!

  • Kimberly C.
    July 22, 2010 at 2:13 am

    How fun!! Congratulations! I think it’s so funny that your husband didn’t realize your work was being published in Creating Keepsakes all these months! Glad you have been recognized for your amazing work…you rock!
    ~Kimberly C.

  • Jacqueline from NZ
    July 22, 2010 at 2:48 am

    You are awesome Maggie, thanks for the opportunity, Cheers!

  • Tracy L
    July 22, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I can so relate to what you were saying about family and friends not quiet getting what you do, as the same applies here and I just get frustrated trying to explain it. They know I love photography and they know I love being creative and that I do something at my computer, but they just don’t get the rest of it. Congratulations on your influences! Well deserved.

  • Jennyfer L.
    July 22, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Congrats on the award! Thanks for the chance to win and thus I would love the gift certificate from Ella!

  • Tricia
    July 22, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! You are so deserving of this honor!

  • Jean D
    July 22, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Congratulations on being selected

  • Melanie
    July 22, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Congrats! You definitely deserve to win!

  • Cindy McDannold
    July 22, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Congrats! What a generous way to celebrate…giving to others. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Sandra K
    July 22, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Congratulations!

  • kristie lippert
    July 22, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Congrats on this big honor – you are awesome!

  • djcox@centurytel.net
    July 22, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Congrats on winning! It is always nice to be recognized for your
    hard work and talented efforts!

  • Annie T
    July 22, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Tried to work out which prize I would like best, but I couldn’t do it! I’d feel so happy to win any of them. Congratulations on the recognition, Maggie. Well deserved.

  • Judy T
    July 22, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Congrats to all!

  • ronda s
    July 22, 2010 at 5:10 am

    I would love to win the book!! I have so much scrapping to do (8 kids) and very little time. I also would love to learn about digital scrapping…I don’t have a clue!!

  • Ginger
    July 22, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Congrats! I’d love a chance at this great prize.

  • Susanne S
    July 22, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Congratulations on the award!

  • Lindy
    July 22, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing inspiration and the chance to win.

  • Melissa
    July 22, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Congratulations, very deserving.

  • Roberta Brandenburg
    July 22, 2010 at 5:48 am

    You are such a talented gal! I am so happy to have been “introduced” to the 9 of you through Ella!

  • Antonia S-H
    July 22, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Congratulations, Maggie! I’d be more than happy with any of the prizes (except Shimelle’s classes because I’ve already done them, and v. good they are too!)

  • abby
    July 22, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Congrats! Thanks for the chance to win! What fab prizes…my faves are the ones from Margie, Jenni, & the photography ones! Wow!

  • Kathy
    July 22, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Congratuations on winning such a prestigious award! And thank you for sharing with this opportunity to win prizes.

  • Montanna Honc
    July 22, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Congratulations!

  • Shaynekeckley13
    July 22, 2010 at 7:17 am

    You are SO deserving of this award! I think you are the one of the best scrappy ladies on the planet (of course, you already know that!!) Congrats and may your inspiration for others continue forever….;) Hugs!
    Leslee

  • Nicole Czarnecki
    July 22, 2010 at 7:18 am

    I would love to win the amazing prize package please! And happy you were selected for the honor!!!

  • Leslie
    July 22, 2010 at 7:47 am

    You do great stuff, Maggie. Your style is fantastico!!!!

  • Birute P
    July 22, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Congratulations Maggie…you sure deserve this honor!!

  • Christine
    July 22, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Great blogging – lovely to win 🙂

  • CupcakeDD
    July 22, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Oooh! Pick me! Pick me!

  • Kimber-Leigh
    July 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

    congrats maggie!

  • Karen P
    July 22, 2010 at 8:54 am

    They are all lovely prizes and I would be happy with any one of them. Congratulations on your nomination!

  • Erin
    July 22, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Congrats and thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lynn
    July 22, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Congrats Maggie! you deserve it!

  • Corinna Lyons-Revello
    July 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Congrats! Of course we notice you 🙂 And your photography rocks!

  • amy
    July 22, 2010 at 11:56 am

    so deserving! I love your stuff!

  • Charline
    July 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    congratulations to you… well deserved

  • Lisa R
    July 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Congrats! You definitely deserve it!

  • sue
    July 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    congrats on your recognition!!! and thanks for the great giveaways!!

  • brenda
    July 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    congratulations. I’m definitely adding your blog to the ones that I look at regularly. I’d love any of the giveaway prizes.

  • Dawn Cheshire
    July 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win

  • Trish
    July 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations on your award!! I’m a newbie here but I am totally inspired by your photos – I’m off to delve deeper.
    Thanks for the chance to win – would love absolutely anything on the list.

  • Jacilynn
    July 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Congrats! What a great honor.
    Thanks!

  • Amanda
    July 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Congratulations! I love your pages and photography.

  • Jennifer Abler
    July 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Congratulations! What a well deserved honor!

  • Crazydaisykits
    July 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Love, love your work. I can’t wait to take your class at Creative Escape, I am SO excited.

  • Kim Faucher
    July 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Congrats on this honor! So many great prizes and so fun to check out all your inspiring blogs!

  • Denise
    July 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Wow! Great job!

  • Amanda
    July 22, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    You are so very deserving!

  • Billie K
    July 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Congratulations

  • Rosemary
    July 22, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    A spot in your class would be a dream come true! Congrats on making the MISA list.

  • Tagyn
    July 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  • Carmel Keane
    July 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    So please for you Maggie!

  • jody
    July 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Debbie L.
    July 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Congratulations on being selected. Your photography is outstanding and your scrapbooking is just as good.

  • Amy
    July 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Cool stuff!!! Love your blog, BTW! 🙂
    Amy in CA

  • J. J.
    July 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Great work, congratulations. keep it up!

  • Samantha
    July 23, 2010 at 4:07 am

    such cool giveaways! When do we find out who wins?

  • Iara
    July 23, 2010 at 4:57 am

    congrats Maggie, you are a fantastic scrapbooker and your layouts and photos are really inspiring! the award is well deserved!

  • Julie A.
    July 23, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Congrats! What an honor! I understand about keeping scrapbooking understated for friends and family. For me, it brings joy and comfort and lets the artist in my fly free!

  • KristinA
    July 23, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Congrats and well deserved. Thanks for all the inspiration you share! Have a blessed day. 🙂

  • Veronica
    July 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

    what a fun blog! vb

  • Tricia Shelton
    July 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Congrats and thanks for the inspiration.

  • Doris Brown
    July 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    since I am new to digital I really love to soak up all your awesome ladies have to offer!

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