Friday, June 29, 2012

TSC Book, 500th Post and Mistyfuse!

The Sketchbook Challenge BOOK, by Sue Bleiweiss
Welcome to The Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop!  This is my 500th post on my blog - a red letter day!  Be sure to visit Lynn Krawczyk's blog today too!  http://fibraartysta.blogspot.com/


In my portion of the book titled "Dwellings" I made an accordion book of houses.  The front of the book consists of a layer of fabric that has been fused to watercolor paper with Mistyfuse (Ultraviolet - for sheers, because it simply disappears).  The pattern pieces on the right, are the cover for my book.  They were also Mistyfused (with White) to the fabric, without needing to be sewn.
This is the other side of the house, that holds the book, and the back of the book.  There are a few tutorials on my blog on how to use Mistyfuse.  Click here to view.

Inside my neighborhood of unique houses.  Watercolors and other techniques.  You'll have to buy the book to see the expanded version of my house book.  The Sketchbook Challenge has been a tremendous experience for me as an artist.  It has brought me back to my roots of drawing and painting.  Being a mixed media artist, where my main medium in fabric and thread, I can see a change or slight shift in my work, because of what I am doing each month by interpreting a chosen theme.  I would have to say that it has broadened my horizons.
I made a house box, by Mistyfusing fabrics onto wool felt with a Timtex foundation on the bottom, so it would be free standing.  It zips open on one side, and the accordion book fits inside.  Photo Credit - Sue Bleiweiss


A Really GREAT Prize: From Mistyfuse (www.mistyfuse.comA 10yd combination package of Mistyfuse that includes 6 yards of White and 2 yards each of Black and Ultraviolet and a Goddess Sheet.  Total retail value: $48!  Leave a comment on this post by July 1st at Noon PST, and I'll do a random pick later that afternoon.  Let the fun begin!  Glad you could stop by my blog!


Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Sketchbook-Challenge-Techniques-Inspiration-Achieving/dp/0307796558

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sketchbook-challenge-sue-bleiweiss/1106242576

ArtPlantae: http://www.artplantaebooks.com/book/9780307796554

125 comments:

  1. Love that book! Lots of color. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Your houses are fabulous ... so lively and colorful. I'd love to live in one of them!

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  3. I love your houses! Beautiful!

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  4. I have enjoyed following the Sketchbook Challenge and it is part of my morning routine.

    Your houses are wonderful.

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  5. Always fun coming to visit your "house". Your contribution to the book was so creative...another WOW.
    Cheers for a great day.

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  6. I love this blog hop. So many blogs I've never seen before! Lovely houses! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Love your houses! Can't wait to see this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Such colors houses! Misty Fuse is great stuff.

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  9. Beautiful Work love the colour

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  10. love the book and all your funky houses! thanks for the opportunity.

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  11. I'm very much enjoying the book and I think the blog hop is a phenomenal way to celebrate the book's release. I'll be following many more bloggers now!

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  12. I love the colorful and whimsical houses! Congratulations on being included in the book!

    Susie

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  13. Cleverly done. I do like these houses a lot! Thank you for all your exciting work.

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  14. Sounds like a great book! Enjoying the blog hop & wanted to say hi!

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  15. I love the houses. Have done tri-fold pieces but will have to try a house. thank you. Candy

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  16. I, too, have found the sketchbook challnge to be extremely helpful in my art. I am looking forward to the book.

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  17. Love the house book - what beautiful colors!

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  18. Love the houses!

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  19. Wow, I love your house book! Now I'm convinced to buy the book.

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  20. Wow! I really can't wait to get this book!! I need to explore new stuff and I think this will get the ball rolling!:)

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  21. What a fun book. Love Misty Fuse and would love to win.

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  22. Love your houses. Eager to try making one

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  23. I love your house book! the colors are fabulous!! thnx for sharing and the tutorial on the Mistyfuse too!!! I really need to try it!! thnx for a chance to win some!

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  24. The sketchbook challenge has been a great inspiration to draw outside of my comfort zone! Thanks for the push! The book looks fantastic. Thanks.

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  25. Oh the more I hop through this blog the more I want this book. This has been so inspiring! I can't wait to spend more time on your site! Thanks.

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  26. I LOVE the way you made the book free standing -- so clever!!!

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  27. I LOVE your house book! The combination of "bookbinding" and fabric applique is perfect. I wouldn't have considered a zipper case, but it is fantastic idea. Thanks for showing us your contribution.

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  28. Had not thought about using it with paper, or making such a lovely cover to hold the book... great ideas, thank you. vivianhelena@sti.net

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  29. I love the house accordion book. I must try something a bit like this some day.

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  30. Thanks for sharing how you use MistyFuse. The book is great!

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  31. Those houses are fantastic, I also have learned so much from the Sketchbook Challenge, I will be getting the book as soon as I can, thanks for sharing and for a chance to win the Mistyfuse......

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  32. Your work is always so much fun! You have a wonderful sense of whimsy. I'm really looking forward to getting a copy of the book. Congrats on being in it!

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  33. Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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  34. Bravo what a great house project!

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  35. Would love to win that misty fuse package so I can play with it. Sounds like a great product. Love your work

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  36. The houses are such fun. I love this idea and the directions it could go. Thanks for the chance to win misty fuse.

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  37. I love your houses. Thanks for the tip about ultraviolet with sheers.

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  38. Such fun houses and a great sketchbook!! Thanks for sharing

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  39. Colors are awesome! Perfect forthis time of year.

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  40. I love your work, and I look forward to seeing the book!

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  41. I also have been enjoying the Sketchbook Challenge, and often learn something! Am very interested in seeing the book!

    Valerie Brown

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  42. A book that zips and stands on it's own - What a cool idea!!

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  43. Love the houses - I am so inspired to have a go

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  44. Houses, skylines, misty fuse...want it all! Lori W at Art Camp for Women

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  45. Way cool that you used Mistyfuse to adhere the pattern pieces. Did not know of ultraviolet. Thanks for your always wonderful post!

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  46. Love your art, thank you for sharing. I have ordered the book and cant wait to get it. Thank you for the give~away

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  47. Wow your house book looks fantastic! I love the peeks into the inside pages too.
    Grace

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  48. Just gorgeous! So inspirational!

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  49. I have your DVD and watched with envy when you unrolled that big roll of Misty Fuse. I would love the win the package from your site

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  50. You are one of my favorite bloggers.

    I've been following the challenge and enjoyed the 1st book, looking forward to #2. Keep up the good work.

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  51. What fun -- what a fun house book. Love the colors. I can't wait to try something of my own.

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  52. This is such a wonderful journey! This book, and the blog hop has introduced me to so many wonderful artists that I otherwise would not have known. Thank you all~!

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  53. Love it. Thanks for sharing so much of your work here for all of us to see.

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  54. Mistyfuse is the best!

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  55. You are the Queen of Zippers! and have been such an inspiration. Love, love your art.

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  56. I love the houses! What a fun piece.
    Erin

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  57. I love your designs and work. I am finding out new things and interesting things to try. Thankyou and I'll visit you in the future to see your work.

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  58. Congratulations on The Sketchbook Challenge book! Love it - wonderful idea and opportunity. Thanks from all of us! I love the Sketchbook Challenge Blog! deborah stanley

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  59. Jamie, I love your work!!!!!!!!!
    One of these days I want the chance to rub elbows with you! More and more excited about this book by the minute. :D

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  60. OMG! How creative can you get girl?! LOL! Handmade books are my thing and yours is awesome and you even made a case for it...I am completely impressed (ok, and a little jealous - smile - now I want to make one too!)
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  61. Hi, those little houses are so adorable I would live to live in one of them! The book is unfolding and each blog hop makes it more desirable. Thank you SO much for sharing your talents and to Mistyfuse for the wonderful gifts. Will be hopping back soon..
    Heather Basson, Cape Town South Africa

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  62. What a great project! I'd love to win the book!

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  63. fabulous- I am thinking this could make a great photo book...I love the idea of the zippered cover

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  64. You are an amazing artist! I love the vibrant colors in the fabrics that you work with and how creative you are in manipulating the fabric. Thanks for sharing. - Heidi

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  65. You are an amazing artist! I love the vibrant colors in the fabrics that you work with and how creative you are in manipulating the fabric. Thanks for sharing. - Heidi

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  66. So incredibly cheerful. Love the houses.

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  67. I am so inspired your houses and the little neighborhood you created. Thanks for being part of this hop - it's how I get to discover great artists! (and YES, i do mean you).

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  68. Love your houses, love the blog hop, so many new blogs to follow. Can;t wait for my book to arrive.

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  69. Charming and joyful, what fabulous fabric art!!

    :)

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  70. What a great idea to make a zippered house to hold your house book! I, too, am a Mistyfuse fan. Thanks for offering a giveaway!

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  71. Beautiful Jamie! Love the houses and am looking forward to reading the Sketchbook Challenge book.

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  72. Gorgeous houses! Thanks for the chance to win some Mistyfuse so can make my own book!

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  73. Gorgeous houses! Thanks for the chance to win some Mistyfuse so can make my own book!

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  74. I am looking forward to getting a copy of this book in my hands...I have been following the work of so many of you featured in the book!

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  75. Always so fun to stop by your blog, and visit! Thanks for the the giveaway, and supporting Sue.

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  76. Thanks for the chance!
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. Love your houses - such bright and happy little dwellings! Each blog I visit is making me want a copy of the book even more - it's definitely heading for the top of my wish list.

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  78. Your houses are fabulous! Thanks for all your work on the Sketchbook Challenge... you're an inspiration!

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  79. Love the houses and plan to go to your tutorial about Misty Fuse...think it may be the answer to a project I'm working on. The book looks great!

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  80. you make it all look so easy to do

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  81. Everything you do is filled with such life, energy and love!
    Thanks for all you do!

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  82. Everything you do is filled with such life, energy and love!
    Thanks for all you do!

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  83. I love your houses, such a fun and creative project.

    Debbie

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  84. My current working icon is houses, too. I love yours!

    :) Linda

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  85. Your houses are wonderful! Can't wait to see the book!

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  86. You do such great things. I always smile when I see your work. Such vibrant colors and very exciting surprises.

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  87. Fun house!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  88. Your houses are fantastic! Love working with Misty Fuse.

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  89. I love this blog hop, because I am getting to meet artists that really fire up my creative juices. Thank you.

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  90. Hoping to squeak in under the wire. Great book, great houses. thanks

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  91. Looks like a Wonderful book!! I'd love a chance to win the Mistyfuse!

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  92. Your book looks amazing. I had a book last year and tried to pull something together in the last week, but kind of destroyed my book in the process. Will try again sometime. :)

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  93. I really like your free-motion work. I read that you often use felt instead of batting. I have some synthetic felt I'd like to try using as a backing without any batting. I wonder how well it works with Mistyfuse.

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  94. I love your book of houses.

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  95. This is wonderful!

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  96. love your little zippered house; have ordered the book so looking forward to seeing all the challenge results.

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  97. Sounds like a great book and wonderful prizes!

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  98. Love your colorful houses!

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  99. Love your houses! I just got the book and am enjoying every minute reading it. Accordion book are my latest focus so I look forward to being inspired by your books. Thanks!

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  100. Your houses are so lively and colorful. I'd live in any one of them!
    Would love to work with Misty Fuse

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  101. I really like your wonderful 'cheer you up' colours, just the thing to have around on a dreary grey day

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  102. Love your posts - and I have struggled with Misty Fuse - so will be following your link to your tutorials.

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  103. Great book,love the colors and details. Enjoyed the link to your blog.

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  104. Great book,love the colors and details. Enjoyed the link to your blog.

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  105. Great book,love the colors and details. Enjoyed the link to your blog.

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  106. Your artwork looks like so much fun.

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  107. love the color in your houses.
    and flags.
    more homes need zippers as we wear slippers!
    congrats Jamie on book and 500th post!
    Sonja

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  108. I did a sketchbook for 2012 also. Thanks for the opportunity to win Misty Fuse. I use it all the time.

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  109. LOVE your "neighbourhood"!!!!! 500 posts is a fabulous milestone....congratulations!

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  110. Hi, Love the houses. Thanks for the blog hop giveaway

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  111. I love your houses. Can't wait to see the book!

    Sally Wright

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  112. What a great house book! I love going from hop to hop!

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  113. I wish I lived in your house! So colorful! And outrageous! You inspire me!

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  114. I love, love, love this book and your funky colourful houses. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

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  115. Congrats in 500 posts! I love all your houses!

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  116. Wow, 500 posts, a great house, and giveaway. I would love to win and try some of your techniques! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. Congratulations on your 500th post! The houses look lively and whimsical.

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  118. Just read the entire Sketchbook Challenge book! Love your work and would be excited to try Mistyfuse, which I have never bought.

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  119. What an inspiration! Love the houses and how colorful they are. I would love to try misty fuse!
    LauraT

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  120. Thank you for tutorials on how to use Mistyfuse. Solved a lot of the mystery!
    <3 judi

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  121. I have been obsessed lately with learning how to make books. Your brightly colored houses have inspired me even more. I just ordered the sketchbook challenge. Thanks!

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  122. Your book is wonderful! It's so colorful and the house to hold the book is an awesome idea!

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  123. Hi Jamie,
    Stopping by to congratulate you on your contributions to the Sketchbook Challenge book! I love your cheery houses!

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