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Win a $900 Into the Darkroom Hyperlyte Blog

Do you need a blog?  Does your current blog have small photos or a poor layout?  Do you need a blog designed especially for photographers?

1 Win a $900 Into the Darkroom Hyperlyte Blog

This is your opportunity to win the $900 Into the Darkroom Hyperlyte Blog.  This blog is well organized and perfect for showing off the “MCP Magic Blog It Boards” and large photos.

2 Win a $900 Into the Darkroom Hyperlyte Blog

THE CONTEST:

To enter this contest, you need to do all of the following:

1 – Use a “Magic Blog It Board” with your photographs. You can use any of them from Set 1 or 2.  If you do not own these, you can grab the “Try Me” one from my website and use that.  These actions are compatible with Photoshop CS2 and higher.  If you have v7 or CS, you can download the free one, run until it stops.  Then manually insert photos using the clipping masks.  This takes away the “magic” but allows you to participate in the contest.

2 – Post the completed “Magic Blog It Board” on your current Blog, Website, Flickr, Facebook, or on a photography forum (if the forum rules allow).  This must be posted on or after the introduction of today’s announcement of the contest.

3 – Tag the posted “Magic Blog It Board” with “MCP Actions” and “mcpactions.com.”

4 – Link your “Magic Blog It Board” to http://mcpactions.com. You can write whatever you want to beyond that.

5 – Post in the comment section for this contest (do not email me directly), with a link to where you did all of the above steps.

HOW THE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED:

The winner will be selected on the evening of December 15th via random drawing.  The person selected must have completed steps 1-5 or I will select a different winner.

Good luck everyone – this is an amazing prize.

 Win a $900 Into the Darkroom Hyperlyte Blog

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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101 Comments

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    Sarah Raanan says:

    you can find my board on flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahraanan/3080380522/
    it is tagged and also linked via a note on the top left square.
    fingers crossed…..
    Sarah

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    Jake Easley says:

    This is an amazing offer, Jodi! Thank you.
    What is the deadline for submissions?

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    http://melissabrottphotography.blogspot.com/2008/12/some-summer-fun-on-cold-december-day.html

    Here’s my entry for the blog contest :)
    I wasn’t sure how to tag things on my blog… anyone know?

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    Erica says:

    I had been planning on using your blog it boards for this entry for a few days now, thanks for getting me to finally put it together :) http://www.ericalynnphotography.com/blog/2008/12/03/kennedy-space-center-via-iphone/

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    YAYYAYYAY!!!!! I’m drooling over ITDR blogs….and of course….love those blog it boards!!! I think I might even pray to win this!!! ;)

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    Thanks so much for the great contest! I posted mine on Facebook… you can get to the link here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2032220&id=22100633&saved#/photo.php?pid=31607500&id=22100633

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    Katie Slater says:

    I linked to two collages on Facebook and will also post on my blog…

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=30220322&id=1190136619&ref=mf

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=30220323&id=1190136619&ref=mf

    Thanks so much for such an awesome offer and fun contest!! :)

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    What a fun contest! This is the first time i have used the actions and I LOVE THEM! I must get them!
    http://saraheevansphotography.com/blog/

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    Crystal says:

    Thanks for the great contest Jodi! I did a Christmas Bokeh theme with my entry.. you can find it here..
    http://flickr.com/photos/bmay33/3079638321/
    and here
    http://www.handsandheartsphotography.com/blog/?p=107

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    I posted it on my blog: http://visionphotographs.com/blog/2008/12/03/im-back-phoenix-photographer/

    I’m not sure you can see tags on my blog, but I did enter them in WordPress when I published it. I can even send you a screen shot that shows it if I win =) Let me know! Fingers crossed!

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    Lindsay~Noel says:

    Can’t wait to see who is the lucky winner! My partner and I love love love all of your wonderful actions…they are so much fun and super easy to work with! Thanks!!! You can view our Blog It Board entry @ http://foreverinthismoment.blogspot.com/ Thanks again!

    L~N

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    Great contest, girl! I posted mine on my blog…http://heatherarmstrongphotography.com/blog/?p=238!!
    Thanks girl!

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    How fun! I posted mine here http://kellysproject365.blogspot.com/
    Hope you can see the tags.

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    Jodi,
    What a great contest. That blog is exactly what I need! BTW, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, these magic blog it boards. They rock! (and so do you.)

    You can view my official entry here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jslot360/3080562248/

    Jen Slot
    http://www.jenslotphotography.com
    http://www.jenslotphotography.blogspot.com

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    Awesome contest.. I need to win this I’m stuck with my own editing.. I’m loving your blog boards but so far my blog isn’t set to maximize them with the correct size.. you can see my entry here.. http://www.angelanebingerphotography.com/blog/ Thanks for a great contest.. random generator pick me pick me.. Angie

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    ok I posted it two places
    a scrapbook website i design for.
    http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=143488
    can’t post links to product but I did put your website name in the post
    they will google it :)

    and also on my blog

    http://peachtreestudio.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-it-boards-children-photographer.html

    oh and on facebook – I know I was on a roll LOL
    Courtney DeLaura on facebook

    good luck to everyone!!!

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    I’ve been dreaming of these ITDR Blogs for a while now. My current blog needs a face lift, but I do have fun with my “Blog It Boards”! Thanks!

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    Thanks for the extra boost to try the Magic Blog It Board, Jodi!! I didn’t think I could use it with PS7 but it so totally rocked (with your directions of course!)! LOVE what I was able to do!!! You are my PhotoShop Easy Button!!! THANKS!! And you can check out my board at http://www.photoartbyjenn.blogspot.com.

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    Leslie Roark says:

    You can find the completed steps at http://www.leslieroark.net (or in case I have new posts before you see it) http://www.leslieroark.net/2008/12/magic-blogit-boards.html. Thanks so much for this awesome contest!

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    What a fun idea! I posted one this morning! I think I might have to get a set! They’re cute and funky.

    http://blogs.mariannewilson.net/

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    Love your actions, Jodi! I use the retouch ones every day. I couldn’t do what I do without them. You can find my post on FB as I don’t have my blog happening yet. The link is:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1315365319&ref=name#/profile.php?id=1315365319&v=feed&viewas=1315365319

    I wasn’t sure how to tag the images in FB to your keywords. If I befriend you, will it work then? Also, I made a large one for my wall, but had to put the link directly above it, as it wouldn’t let me link in the photo paragraph. If anyone knows how to do this, I’d be happy to change it. But your name and site are listed many times.

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    I updated my blog post with a link to http://mcpactions.com/. I wasn’t sure if we’re supposed to but don’t want to be eliminated from the contest. LOL.

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    Oooo Jodi, I LOVE this blog it board! Totally wicked and sooooo easy! Thanks for sharing!!! I posted mine on my blog and my flickr
    here is the blog:
    http://www.piedpiperphoto.blogspot.com
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/piedpiper1/3079885721/

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    Wendy Mayo says:

    Here is my board: http://wendymayophotographer.com/blog/?p=329 It’s full of young, cool, hip, teenagers from this fall’s shooting. Hope you like it!

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    Kathy says:

    You can find my board on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjaustin/3080858990/

    First time trying something like that & I loved it!!

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    Thea says:

    I love the sample one!

    This is a great contest and I can’t wait for some payments for sessions to come in so I can get these actions:)

    I posted mine on my blog
    http://colorsonmymind.blogspot.com/2008/12/magic-blog-it-board-by-mcp-actions.html

    and

    on my flickr
    http://flickr.com/photos/theacoughlin/3080078995/

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    Done! I’m so excited! I love contests!
    Mine is at:
    http://www.rachelclarephoto.com/blog

    Thanks!

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    Hi – I think I followed all the directions. My post is here http://littlebitofcandy.blogspot.com/ I loved the Blog It boards, seriously easy to use; thanks!

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    laureen says:

    okay…www.laureencarruthersphotography.blogspot.com – I’m in!

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    sarah s says:

    thanks – great contest!! love the magic boards! happy holidays!!
    so many talented people submitting entries!

    http://luckygalphotography.blogspot.com/2008/12/magic-blog-it-board-with-mcp-actions.html

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    Thanks for the contest. My magic blog it board is posted at: http://emilyraephotography.blogspot.com/

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    Kim says:

    I tried Jodi’s magic blog freebie and was instantly sold. Went directly and bought the 1st set. It’s so easy and fun and the results are very cool! Thanks Jodi for a cool new tool! -Kim- http://blipintime.blogspot.com/

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    Rick Hannon says:

    Hi Jodi! Just bought Magic Blog It Board the other day and this is the first creation I made with it. Took less than three minutes. I’ve posted it on Facebook and you can see it there at,

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=3180&id=1321230519#/photo.php?pid=198937&id=1321230519&ref=mf

    It’s also on my splash page of my website.

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    Rick Hannon says:

    Hey Jodi, I know you have a Facebook account but for those that might not, you can view my submission at,

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=198937&l=dabd2&id=1321230519

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    Nicole says:

    My post is located at http://nicolesoaresphotography.shotblogs.com/. I’m pretty sure I followed all the directions. Thank you for this opportunity.

    Thanks!

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    Brandi says:

    Thanks for offering the contest! My blog post is here: http://www.ethanhead.com/2008/12/been-while.html

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    Jake says:

    Thanks Jodi! This one made me think a bit and I had a blast.
    http://around395.blogspot.com/

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    Abbey says:

    Thank you so much for this contest! Here is the link to my post! Can’t wait until the 15th! This is better than Christmas!
    http://bertolone.blogspot.com/2008/12/american-village-collage.html

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    Cristina C says:

    Thanks so much for a chance for this! I am just starting blogging and this would be amazing. I can’t tell you how much I use your actions, they are wonderful!! Now I’m off to put together a better board – just wanted to make sure I got my entry in!!
    http://cristinacoco.blogspot.com/

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    Laura says:

    YAY! Jodi, this is so much fun!

    I made mine and saved it to flickr…my blog wouldn’t let me link the photo (ugh!) Here’s the link
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mylaura2001/3082504202/

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    kirsten says:

    WOW! This is an awesome contest, and rather smart I might add! :) Love your actions, makes life much easier. I posted in two different places, on my blog at: http://www.innatephoto.com/blog/index.php?month=12&year=2008&day=4 AND on my facebook at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1585450&l=321cf&id=553881431! Happy holidays and good luck to everyone.

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    Done! Thats a great oportunity, I’m so excited! Your actions are amazing by the way.
    Mine is at:

    http://san-jose-fotografia.blogspot.com/2008/12/promocion-navidea.html

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    Sarah D says:

    What a fabulous contest! I am so excited! Thanks for all you do, I love all of your tutorials, actions, boards etc! You are great! Check out my entry at http://www.diederichsdeepdish.blogspot.com

    Thanks again!

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    Tami Chrostowski says:

    My board is here on Flickr. I don’t have a blog and would love a prize like this! Jodi, you never fail to amaze me with your wonderful contests!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8746400@N02/3083396560/

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    Kip Beelman says:

    Fun contest… Not going to get much done with fingers crossed until the winner is announced!

    http://kipbeelmanphotography.com/blog/2008/10/06/shelley-and-matt-wedding/

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    Sheila McKay says:

    Jodi,

    Love this! Keeping my fingers crossed. I would love this blog!

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    Sheila McKay says:

    Trying this again – so love your work! Thanks, thanks , and more thanks. I hope I did everything correctly for my chance at that blog. My blog it board is on http://sheilamckayphotography.wordpress.com/

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    Hi Jodi, thanks for the chance to win this cool blog design. You can view my blog post at
    http://michellejohnsonphotography.blogspot.com/2008/12/pearce-family.html

    Thank you!!!

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    This is really fantastic! I have been meaning to try the boards – SO EASY – like magic – ;)
    Here is my link;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/electricblue_1/3084974871/

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    Andrea says:

    What a fabulous idea!!!! A new blog is on my 2009 Wish List!!!!

    All of my photos were also edited with MCP Magic Skin- LOVE IT!!!!

    THANKS- Andrea

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    Jennifer Bartlett says:

    I did my best with this. Was not to sure about the whole tag piece. I would really love to get something a little more improved. Thanks to the try it, I think I will have to try other now. Here is my link. http://hiddentreasuresphotography.blogspot.com/2008/12/magic-blog-it.html

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    Kristi says:

    What a great contest Jodi! I’m just beginning to get into actions and yours are so easy, with great results! I posted my entry at http://againstyourbetterjudgement.blogspot.com/2008/12/playing.html

    Have a great day!

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    Oh just what I need…… I just started working on my blog and I can see already I wont something so much better!
    This would be awesome!

    My entry is on my blog http://littlepalsphotography.wordpress.com
    I also have it on my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlepalsphotography_bylorilee
    I also used your Magic Blog it action on an image on my website home slideshow http://www.littlepalsphotography.com Its not my official entry because that has been on there for a few weeks now.
    I love all your Magic Blog It Boards – Magic Print It – and your Tell-A-Storyboard actions!

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    Molly says:

    I had soooooooo much fun doing this! You can check out my board on flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/33058501@N04/3085721629/
    Having a blog is on my wish list :) Thanks for the offer, Jodi.

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    Jenn Hopkins says:

    Thanks so much for your amazing actions!!! My blog it board is posted here. http://jennhopkinsphoto.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-york-new-york.html

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    Barb says:

    Jodie,
    I’ve done my board but have yet to do my blog post. Can you tell me what the deadline is? I see when you’re choosing a winner, but I can’t tell if that’s the deadline…

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    Lydia says:

    Wow! Amazing contest. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a Rockin blog mine really needs help but here it is http://lcpphotography.blogspot.com/

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    admin says:

    December 15th is the deadline – late afternoon eastern time – winner will be drawn that night.

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    Whitney Gray says:

    I LOVE Magic Blog it Boards and use them all the time! They have saved me so much time and aggravation!

    http://www.whitneygrayphotography.com/blog

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    Andrea says:

    What a fabulous idea!!!! A new blog is on my 2009 Wish List!!!!

    All of my photos were also edited with MCP Magic Skin- LOVE IT!!!!

    THANKS- Andrea

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=980357&l=05bdf&id=676134783

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    Lisa Groeneweg says:

    Hey Jodi,

    I would like to enter the contest too. Check out this blog post to see your “Magic blog it board” in use.

    http://slug-a-bed.blogspot.com/2008/12/jesse-is-going-to-presidential.html

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    ~bonnie~ says:

    Hi~ Thank you so much for the magic blog it board ~ it was fun and easy to use! I use to be a scrapbooker but can’t find the time anymore so this kinda reminded me of that. A trip down memory lane via photoshop! he he ~ I posted mine at http://novotnyphotography.wordpress.com/. I really like the new blogs with the big images that so many photographers have. I would love love did I say love a new one for my business! Anyway, Congats to the lucky one….and… Best wishes to you and your family for the holiday season! Take care, ~Bonnie~

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    Here is my entry:
    http://www.sylviaborgo.com/Sylvia/Blog/Entries/2008/12/9_PeekAboo_.html

    I use MBlogITBoards for ALL my posts! I love ‘em! Thanks Jodi!

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    Ok, so I already entered, but I made this set of boards and loved them so much I had to post them too!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vasqus/3094742076/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vasqus/3093971473/

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    Barb says:

    Ooh, I didn’t realize that Flickr counted, too! I’ve got two up on there (trying to decide which I was going to use on my blog):
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/3085757504_bd4c59b6dc_o.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/3080530510_ec9f271a03_o.jpg

    When I get my blog post up I’ll come back to share the link. :D

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    Barb says:

    I’ve got my blog post up! http://perfectlynaturalphotography.com/blog/so-behind-on-blogging/

    Thanks so much for this amazing opportunity!

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    Jake says:

    Jodi, this is just a direct link. I’ve already posted the link, but I’ve got some ‘blogging’ to do and it’s going to push my link off the main page. Nothing on the post was changed, I’m just giving the direct link.

    Thanks again!!!

    http://around395.blogspot.com/2008/12/falling-behind.html

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    Shannon says:

    Jodi=
    You can find my entry here: http://www.mycandidmoments.com/blog/?p=180

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    Cyndi says:

    Jodi,
    I have my entry on the Beyond board in the 10th day competitons and also in my Flickr…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyndikay/?savedsettings=3099681718#photo3099681718

    Thanks so much!!

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    Minnette says:

    Hi Jody!
    This is my first time trying your magic blog it boards and i love them! My entry is here: http://minnetted.com/blog/?p=222

    Thanks!!

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    DiAnna Paulk says:

    Here’s my link: http://disphotography-whatsnew.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-blessings.html

    Hope “tags” and “labels” are the same thing!

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    Jessica says:

    Jodi,

    Thanks so much for the fun contest. I use your eye doctor actions on almost all of my photos. LOVE them. Here is my entry: http://hoffhome.blogspot.com/2008/12/bathtime-with-jj.html

    Thanks~!

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    Pam says:

    What a fabulous contest! Since I love the blog-it boards, this was a fun one for me. Here’s the link for mine. http://postcardsfrompam.blogspot.com/2008/12/annual-christmas-card-photo-shoot.html
    Thanks, Jodi!

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    Lori Mercer says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I LOVE the Magic Blog-it Boards! Is it possible to use them too much?? Nah!! Here’s one of many links available from our family blog – http://themercerfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/fbc-thanksgiving-feast-and-turkey-trot.html. Jodi, thanks so much for all you do!

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    Elle Ticula says:

    ooooo.. I want in on the action too! Ok here is my blog board: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eticula/3102732764/

    I love these actions I use them all the time! Thanks J.

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    What a great contest! I’m getting ready to do some re-branding and a complete website/blog overhaul, so this would be great to win. :) http://nicole-hensley.com/blog/?p=163

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    Karen says:

    wowowowow this is so cool!!
    here is my post http://www.savignonphotoblog.com/2008/12/foro-de-fotografos-get-together.html

    I try your free action and I was amazed how fast it is. Your actions are on my wish list for christmas!!

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    Beth Berry says:

    I’ve been wanting to buy these but have been waiting for a new blog so I can post larger pics!! Here is the link to my blog: http://bethberrypictures.blogspot.com/2008/12/alisa-and-mikes-wedding-trying-out-some.html Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Erin says:

    Thank you for giving us lots of time to do this…busy busy at Christmas Time.
    http://erintphotography.blogspot.com/2008/12/sunll-come-out-tomorrow.html
    Here is my blog post, scroll down, it is there.

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    I hope I did it right…There is a link to MCP in the post as well as by clicking on the pic. Tags should be there as well. http://redfoxphotography.us/blog/?p=38

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    Heidi Ryder says:

    Great contest! So glad I manged to get a blog post together in time! I use your “Blog It Board” actions all the time since the day I bougt them! Love it.
    http://hlaphotography.com/blog/2008/12/12/trisha-jeff-married/

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    Jodi – this is amazing! Thank you so much for doing this! I absolutely love all of your actions and only use yours! Here is my
    link!

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    Charisse R. says:

    Whew, I got in just in time. Have been really busy but I am so glad that I did not miss this oportunity. This is my first time trying these with the “try it” pack. Now I love it! Well i’m off to practice more blog it boards with new pics. Mine is at http://www.agodlife.blogspot.com. I’m praying that I win!! Thanks for all your knowledge Jodi.

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    Well I hope I got this in on time and good luck to all. What an awesome prize. Here is a link to my blog where I have used the awesome blog it board. http://timetoshinephotography.blogspot.com/ I am hoping to purchase these in the very near future. I am also haivng alot of difficulty today with getting direct links to post on anything so I hope my link works.

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    Here’s the link to my blog it board…http://emphoto.typepad.com/erin_mcfarland_photograph/2008/12/sneak-peak-.html
    Hope i’m not to late… it would be sooooo great to win that ITDR blog! Thanks for hosting this contest… love the blog it board too :)

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    Alanna says:

    Here is the link to my blog it board – THANK YOU SOOOOO much for the chance!

    http://photographybyalannaclempson.blogspot.com/ ….hope I am not too late!

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    admin says:

    contest is over – winner announced. But feel free to share links to your blog it board plays if you like.

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