Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sketchbook Giveaway! (CLOSED now, thank you!)

Happy Sunday!


First I want to thank you for all your support for my very first race! It turns out there was absolutely nothing to worry about.


Nobody is looking at you.


There is every shape and size at this race, so you don't need to worry about how fast you can run or how in shape you are. Just do it!


Steve and I had a blast. We started out the race with a flat right tire on the stroller, but that just made it more fun. right? This course wasn't set up the best for a double stroller, and there were so many participants that we got stuck in a few spots, but overall, it was so much fun.


The bonus? I beat the time I was hoping to beat. I haven't seen the exact times posted anywhere yet, but I was somewhere in the 32 minute range. And I could have beat that time. I still had oomph. I should have signed up for the 10k. And I should have ran faster that last 1/2 mile. I just wasn't quite sure where the end of the race was so I didn't want to peter out.


Anyway, it was a lot of fun and I can't wait to sign up for the next one! These races always benefit a great charity, so that's a double bonus. In fact, Steve came home and signed up for a 10 mile race coming up in 2 weeks. I didn't, because I'm not ready for 10 miles, and this is a trail run, which means hills and rocks and dirt paths. HARD. Good luck to him though, lol!





Here's a pic of us before the race. Yes, I ran with THAT man. The one needing a major fashion intervention. I saw him in this getup, and was just thankful he hadn't gone for knee socks to finish it off. Seriously. You have to watch him!


Anyway, the race was great.

I have Studio Calico sneaks to share, but first I wanted to share this awesome class opportunity. I was asked by the super talented and super sweet Kelly Purkey to participate in an online class she has put together, and she has generously donated a spot to one of my blog readers.




Sketchbook is a 12 day class filled with fresh sketches, easy instructions, beautiful examples, and lots of fun. Beginning on March 29th to April 9th, a PDF will be delivered to your inbox each morning so you can work at your own pace. By the end of the class, you'll have a complete sketchbook of 12 sketches and over 30 example layouts. For each of the sketches you'll be receiving an example layout from Kelly Purkey, along with one or more example from a member of the incredible Studio Calico design team. All of the examples are brand new layouts, exclusive to this class... you won't see them anywhere else! Sketchbook will also include a private message board for questions and sharing ideas, as well as two scheduled chats - all on the awesome Studio Calico website.

the link to registration on Kelly's blog here.

and some sneaks she posted can be found on her blog here:

I haven't seen all the sketches, only mine, but I think this is a great concept and am completely honored to participate. What a great resource to have in your craft arsenal, complete with examples from different designers.

I hope you will check it out and join us! Leave a comment on this post to enter. I'll draw a winner on Tuesday. As always, followers of my blog are entered in all drawings. But if I don't hear from the winner by Wednesday, I'll draw again. :)

That's it for me today. Next: Studio Calico sneaks.

Davinie

120 comments:

  1. Congrats! 32 minutes is an awesome time even without a stroller!

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  2. i am so excited about this class! i'd love a chance to win!

    and terrific job on the race!

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  3. thanks for the opportunity to win a spot, Dav, I would so love to do this class.Marina

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  4. Congrats on the race! That's awesome!
    Kelly's classes look awesome! Can't wait to try one out - and free would really be the icing on the cake! Thanks for the chance!

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  5. Congrats on the race Dav! I knew you would do great :)
    I would love, love, love a spot in KP's class!!

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  6. KarenP(kphike)2:21 PM

    Congrats Davinie - good job on the race. I am excited about the KP class too- thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Congratulations on the race!!! I am so in awe of your 'go get 'em' attitude:)

    We have a couple over here who did something similar.. their little kid's bike got a flat, and the dad carried it over his back - running with it! Kid got to walk with mom..
    Any family that does this together are Rockstars! Good for you guys!!!

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  8. Congrats on the race :D And thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the class; I'd love to take it but I want to save my money for an SC add-on this month, hehe.

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  9. I've been eyeing up this class ever since it was announced...Kelly Purkey and the SC design team...what could be more amazing?!?!

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  10. Sounds like a fun class!

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  11. Congrats! Thanks for the chance!

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  12. congrats on the race, i'd love to do a charity walk or run someday! i have a hard time using sketches so I think this would be a great class for me, thanks for the chance!

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  13. I'm a big fan of Kelly and SC! That class seems too good to pass up. Congrats on your race. My first race this year is an 8K next Sunday... hope to finish strong as well :)

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  14. congrats on the run!

    ... this class sounds awesome :)

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  15. I would love to win a spot in this class. I would normally buy it, but I don't think I can afford it right now!

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  16. That class sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Glad you have fun at your race! :D I've never taken one of Kelly's classes, hope I win! :D

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  18. love that family photo!!! great job on the run!!!

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  19. I had to chuckle about your comments about your hubby. Mine is the same way, and it doesn't work anymore when I say, "You're wearing THAT?!" (I guess that's what 14+ years of marriage does. ;) ) Anyways, congrats on your first race!

    And I love Kelly Purkey. Wish I could dress like her. Wish I could scrap like her. And maybe w/ the sketches, that'd be a start?
    Thanks, Davinie!

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  20. 32 minutes is awesome! You should be proud of yourself.

    Man I SO want in on Kelly's class! I love sketches@

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  21. Congratulations on the race!
    Class sounds great, would love to win a place :)

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  22. Wow, sounds like a really cool class! Thanks for the chance to win a spot & great job on the race!!!

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  23. I could have told you that about races but you would have thought I was just saying it!LOL Runners are the most supportive group of athletes you will ever find. We cheer on everyone regardless of shape, size, age or speed!

    I'm 48 and running my 14th half-marathon in 6 weeks! Keeping running and soon you will be hooked too! The last 10 years of my life have been so much better than I ever thought because of running! We are headed to Boston on April 16th and I will have the extreme pleasure of watching my hubby cross the finish line at his very first Boston Marathon!

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  24. So...I'm realizing that your blog doesn't show up as updated on my bloglines anymore. What's up with that??? I'm behind on your life! ;)

    Congrats on the race...that's awesome. :)
    And I'd love a spot in Kelly's class!

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  25. This class sounds amazing!
    Congratulations on the race!

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  26. congrats on the race!
    thanks for a chance to win!

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  27. Congrats on your race & thanks so much for the chance to win - I will definitely be taking this class either way!

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  28. Hello! Congrats on your race!
    Thanks for a chance to win a spot in this class! Her classes look like a lot of fun!

    Missy

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  29. thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class! i would love, love, love to win!!

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  30. You did it!!! Feels good huh? My first (and only so far) race was a 5K last March. When I showed up for race day, I did not realize that 85% of the race was on loose dirt and grass. Ug!! So, THAT'S what cross-country means. Oh crap.... never NEVER again. Give me all asphalt please.
    Look forward to hearing about your future races. Keep it up!

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  31. Congrats on your accomplishment! And thanks for the info on this class--it sounds great!

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  32. great job on the race, and thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class.

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  33. Jennifer B.6:37 PM

    I'm a sketchy kind of girl! Thanks so much!

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  34. NancyLee6:49 PM

    Congrats on the run. Can't wait for this class..... thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. I already signed up,but I'd love to get it for free. Can't wait to see what you all did with her sketches.

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  36. Congrats on the race! This looks like such a fun class. And I can't wait to see your sneaks!

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  37. This class sounds like so much fun! I have my fingers crossed to win! Thanks for the shot at winning!

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  38. Congratulations! I'd so love to take this class. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  39. Congrats on your race, Davinie!! My hubby is trying to get my to run a 10k in June and I'm SO nervous. I haven't actually ran a race since high school track, lol!
    Super psyched about Kelly's class! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

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  40. Love the chance to win! Thanks Dav! :) This looks really fun!

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  41. Congrats on completing the race!! I'm in awe of anyone who exercises voluntarily. =)

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this awesome class!

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  42. Thanks for the chance! I'm already signed up & can't wait!
    Congrats on the race--I'm not the running type, so I'm definitely impressed!

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  43. I'd love to win a spot in this class. I love your blog btw!

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  44. Way to go on your race, Dav! Goals are fun :)

    Loving the look of Kelly's class - looks super inspiring!

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  45. congrats on the race, that is a big deal! I would love love to take this class!!

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  46. I can relate to the fashion-illiterate hubby! I have one, too! Love your blog & Project 12. Was thinking about taking Kelly's class...

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  47. This class sounds like something I need to do. I always feel like I bomb out when it comes to sketches!

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  48. Mary (Happy Now)11:35 PM

    Congrats to you! I have never been a runner, so I'm very impressed! :)

    Fingers crossed -- Kelly's class sounds awesome!

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  49. Wow, congrats on the race!! Sounds like you really had fun! :)
    Oh and that class...oh my..I'd love to join in the game! ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. Oh this class sounds awesome.. holding thumbs!

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  51. Thanks for the opportunity Dav! Sounds like an amazing class!

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  52. Anonymous5:27 AM

    Love the sound of this class!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Lydia

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  53. great job on the race! i'd love to have a spot in kelly's class...i always love everything she does.
    xoxo andie...

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  54. I would love to win a spot in this awesome calss. Thanks for the chance.

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  55. This class really interests me!

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  56. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Congratulations on the race! and thanks for the chance at the class!
    Beth Ann

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  57. Yeah you did better than you thought! Go ahead sign up for the 10 miles!

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  58. I gotta watch my hubby, too. And occasionally "misplace" this one ugly STRIPED pair of short he has. EW.
    I'd love a spot in the class- sounds like it would be full of great ideas!

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  59. sounds like a fun class! Congrats on the race.
    Robin

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  60. Congrats on your race!!! I'm so jealous of you, I miss running so much. I'd love to win a spot in this class, thanks for the chance!

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  61. Wow this is great! I would love a chance to win! Thanks so much! Also congrats on the race!!

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  62. Congrats ... you're a rockstar!

    And I'd love to win. :)

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  63. Sounds like an awesome class! Very sweet of Kelly and you to offer a free pass to someone. I'd love to win. I've never been able to participate in an online class. Congrats on the race!

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  64. Sounds like you guys did have fun - how neat!

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  65. i am so excited about this class! i'd love a chance to win!

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  66. This class looks like so much fun! I love sketches and SC DT inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

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  67. congrats on the race and thanks for a chance to win.

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  68. what an awesome class - thanks for the cance to win

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  69. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Congrats on an awesome race! And thanks for the fun giveaway :)

    -Jenny S.

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  70. Congrats on the race!! That first race always gives people the "bug" to do more-it's awesome! I love the race atmosphere!

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  71. Congrats on the race! The class sounds like such a treat. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. Well hey there! Way to go on your race! I'd love a "seat" in this class, how inspiring! :)

    Have a blessed rest of the week!
    e.

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  73. Congrats on your race! (Esp. b/c you were pushing a double jogger- you totally rock!)
    Thank you for a chance to win a spot int he class!

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  74. I've been considering this class - would love a free 'seat' - that would make it twice as sweet !

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  75. Kelly & Studio Calico ... what a perfect collaboration!
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot Dav!

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  76. Sounds like a great class!

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  77. Congrats on your race!! And had a good chuckle about your hubby. Mine is definitely the same way!!

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  78. Congrats! That's awesome! Would love to win KP's class!!

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  79. Great job on the race!

    And, that class sounds amazing! Hope I get the chance to win a spot.

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  80. would love to take this class! love the design team work from SC!

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  81. I'm so looking forward to that sketchbook class.

    Congrats on your race. You're a better woman than I am.

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  82. I would love that class!

    Great job on the race!!

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  83. Sonya4:06 AM

    Congrats on your first 5k. Coincidentally, I did my first 5k on Sunday! 33 min but I am older than you ;)

    Would love to win a spot in Kelly's class!

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  84. Love your sneaks. Thanksfor the chance to enter the giveaway - such an exciting looking class :)

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  85. Looks like a fabulous class! Thanks!!

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  86. that is awesome!! would love to win a spot in the class

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  87. great job with the run, and I so would love for a chance to join in on the class...thanks for sharing

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  88. great job on the race. the sneaks look great. would love an opportunity to win

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  89. Congrats on the race! I wish my budget allowed this class, I swear I can't scrap anymore without sketches, lol

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  90. Wow! Great job on your race. Thanks for the chance to win-- I love Kelly!!!

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  91. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Great job on the race! That's an amazing accomplishment. Be proud!!
    Tahnks for the chance to win too!
    Stephanie Eaken

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  92. I'd love a spot in the Sketchbook class! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  93. Congrats on the running. I did my first 5K in November and it was great. Still trying to keep at it but I definitely need to sign up for another one to keep a goal in mind. Good luck to your Steve on the next race. My DH is a Steve too and he's been great at helping me get better. I did the C25K to get me going and now doing the GW28K. Oh and thanks for the opportunity for the class spot! :)

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  94. Looks like an outfit my DH would sport! too funny!
    would love to wine (or win) the class!

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  95. You go girl! I am getting ready to do my first 5K in May.

    I would love to win this class. Sketches have never been my thing, but lately I've used a couple and kinda like it.

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  96. Good for you doing a run. I am working towards a run too. I injured my knee and am still working to get it strong hopefully I can run soon!
    BTW, I would love to win that class!!!

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  97. Congrats on the run, I am still working up to doing a 1/2 marathon, but i hopefully I will make it soon. The class looks great, thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. would love a spot in this class! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  99. Great time on your run...wish I could run more, but the shin splints aren't worth it! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the sketchbook class.

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  100. Congrats on the race Davinie!!!

    And thank you for the chance to win a spot in Kelly's class! I would loooove to win ;)

    Hope you have a lovely day!

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  102. Anonymous1:26 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win! I'd love a spot in this class!
    Tammy

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  103. i love kelly's work so much!
    winning a spot in this would be amazing!

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  104. Congrats on the race! They are addictive, but such a healthy addiction.

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  105. I love KP! I'd love to win a spot in this class!

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  106. I would love to win a spot! Kelly is great, as is the Studio Calico team!

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  107. elisabetta6:27 AM

    thanks for this opportunity :-)
    Elisabetta

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  108. Keeping my fingers crossed for a Kelly spot. Thanks for the chance to win.

    doramiyi
    doramiyi at gmail dot com

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  109. Congrats on the race! Aweosme time!

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  110. Yeah...would love a chance to win the class! It must be awesome and inspirational!!

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  111. I could really benefit from taking a class. Thanks for the chance. :)

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  112. Would love a chance to win this great looking class!

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  113. Is it to late to enter?! I would love, love, love to take this class.

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  114. very excited about this class!

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  115. I'd love to win! The class looks amazing!

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  116. michela4:16 PM

    saw the link for your blog on kelly's page..needless to say ive spent most of my work day reading it instead of working!! And i'd love to win a spot!

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  118. (having some troubles posting for some reason lol)

    saw the link for your blog on kelly's page..needless to say ive spent most of my work day reading it instead of working!! And i'd love to win a spot!

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  119. Anonymous5:36 AM

    I love KP! Please double please pick me! Michelle P.

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