Sunday, June 3, 2012

Remember the Artist and Giveaway: Mari from Hobbies from the Heart


Remember my friend Mari from Hobbies from the Heart?
in what has been one of the most popular giveaways on this blog!

I can feel the excitement building already.
Yes, Mari is doing it again!
You'd better sit down for this one.

She's giving one lucky winner
a $20 gift certificate!

Vintage Ribbon, Gingham/polka dot (3 colors to choose from)
Buy it here
For those of you familiar with Hobbies from the Heart
$20 is like $1,000,000 over there.
Mari has the best deals around on craft supplies such as
twine, tags, and paper cutouts.

Mari turned me on to a lot of my favorite products,
and gave me some great ideas for my shop.
Not only is she talented, she's very kind and obviously generous.

I can't wait to show you some things from her shop!

10 This is our Love story unique rustic small tags
Buy it here
Q: Your giveaway was one of my most popular of all time! 
Why do you think your products appeal to such a wide variety of readers?

A:

I think this might be because of the variety of items I offer. 
I have things for “DYI’ers” but I also sell other things already made for a variety of occasions, 
such as seals/stickers, tags, twine, etc. Who doesn't love doesn't love stickers? 

Mini Glassine Bags -Set of 25-
Buy it here

Q: As we know, you are a busy lady! 

What have you been up to lately, other than running a fabulous Etsy shop?

A:

Yes. I’m about to finish my Masters degree this summer and I’ve been very busy finishing experiments and working on my thesis defense. It has been one of the busiest semesters ever with the juggling work/baby/house/etsy, and everything in between. The good thing is that hard work pays off (and having a supporting husband too!). We’ll be moving to Wisconsin later this year and I will be starting my Ph.D in Neuroscience next summer. Yay! 



6 Vintage Postage Stamps thank you Tags - You choose color scheme - Merci beau coup
Buy it here
Q: What is your favorite item to make? 
A:

Seals/stickers are my most favorite things to make. I love working with the customer to come up with custom designs for their special occasion or business. (Ps. There are a lot of creative people out there!)



Baby blue and White Twine- 100 yards (300 feet) center-pull ball
Buy it here

Q: Any new products coming in the near future?

A: Well, since I will be moving in the Fall, I might want to do some “de-stash” sales to get rid of extra “stuff” I don't want to take with me to WI. I might also create new seal designs, and such, but I haven’t much time to plan right now given that all of my attention is on my thesis right now. 



24 Thanks so much Kraft round labels/seals
Buy it here

Q: Just for fun, what are a few of your recent favorite Etsy stores? 
Bought anything amazing lately?

A: I actually love shopping on etsy for me, and my family either through this account or another one I have. One of the last few things I ordered was this cute mustache seal 

that I’ll probably be using to create some neat stuff soon.
I also ordered some time ago these super unique little earrings which I wear almost all the time.

And of course, everyone deserve a little treat, and these smores are just that… they are AMAZING (I’ve also tried her chocolate chip cookies and they are pretty good too!) 

Ready to win? Let's do this!  

How to Enter the Giveaway:

1. Follow this blog (Mandatory)
and leave a comment here saying you did.

2. Add Hobbies from the Heart to your favorite shops on Etsy 
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.

3. Leave a comment about your favorite design(s) 
from Hobbies from the Heart.

Best of Luck!
Make sure to bookmark my giveaways page if you haven't already, 
and READ THE FINE PRINT

Fine print:
Only 3 entries per household please
Giveaway ends June 15th at midnight PST
Winner will be chosen by random.org
Entries will be validated
Winner will be announced here
Winner will have 3 days to contact me, 
after which a new winner will be chosen
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter
Otherwise open to everyone! 

137 comments:

  1. I follow this blog via gfc.

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  2. I added Hobbies from the heart to my favorites on etsy. my user name is Nika861 (veronika).

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  3. My favorite item is Handmade Bird and Twine Heart Seals/Stickers from strange garden series.

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  4. I follow you blog! it has been awhile.. so glad i read it today :)
    Buckout6@gmail(dot)com
    http://buckoutfamily.blogspot.com/

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  5. I added Hobbies from the heart to my favorites on etsy.. The Buckout Family. Ijustarted on etsy!
    buckout6@gmail(dot)com

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  6. Keeping my fingers really crossed for this giveaway, thank you.

    GFC: jc
    Email: yumihamano@gmail.com

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  7. Shop added to Etsy favs

    Etsy: jcloh
    Email: yumihamano@gmail.com

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  8. My top favs

    (1) Let's Get Together Soon tags

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/71244442/6-lets-get-together-soon-tags

    (2) Vintage Telephone and Clock seals

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70881235/handmade-vintage-telephone-and-clock

    Etsy: jcloh
    Email: yumihamano@gmail.com

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  9. Of course I follow this blog :)

    mubinster at gmail

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  10. Gosh, Im in love with HFH.. added to faves

    mubinster

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  11. I really like these 200 Carnival Tickets Sampler (8 Colors) - my fave.

    mubinster

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  12. I follow this blog via GFC!

    iesspod(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I love the 6 vintage postage stamps :)

    iesspod(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I am a GFC follower. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  15. I love the Thanks so much Kraft round labels/seals.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  16. I follow you on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  17. I added Hobbies From The Heart to my favorites on etsy (id: megnate)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  18. I really like these cupcake toppers: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66681617/woodland-cupcake-toppers-fall-season-one?ga_search_query=owl

    megnate at telus dot net

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  19. GFC follower.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  20. Heart the shop.
    http://www.etsy.com/people/SweepstakeLover?ref=si_pr

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  21. I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83726037/antiqued-bronze-turtle-square-charm

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  22. I followed via email!

    email: monicamezaa (at) yahoo (.) com

    xoxo Monica

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  23. Done
    1. Follow this blog (Mandatory)
    and leave a comment here saying you did.

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  24. I love: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70880493/handmade-mustache-sealsstickers
    I could easily use these for a lot of things!!

    email: monicamezaa (at) yahoo (.) com

    xoxo Monica

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  25. http://www.etsy.com/listing/69560707/whale-tags-i-whale-always-love-you

    Love this one! Can take a simple item and make something special out of it with these tags!

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  26. I follow through GFC
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  27. I added hobbies to my etsy favorites
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  28. The thanks so much stickers are so cute!
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  29. I follow on GFC
    amyldalrymple@gmail.com

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  30. I added hobbies from the heart to my etsy favorites (amylee03)

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  31. I love the woodland cupcake toppers

    amyldalrymple@gmail.com

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  32. I follow your blog via GFC
    Linda Meyers-Gabbard

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  33. I added her shop to my favorites SugarsMommy

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  34. My favorite item is the ribbon

    Vintage Ribbon, Gingham/polka dot (3 colors to choose from)

    SugarsMommy

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  35. Following your blog via GFC :).

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  36. Added the shop to my etsy favorites (aroundtheisland).

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  37. I LOVE these thank you stickers!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79481151/24-thanks-so-much-kraft-round

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  38. I follow your blog via GFC as hybridkarma

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  39. I just added Hobbies from the heart to my favourite on etsy, as Chiara Marino

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  40. My favourite item is the Handmade Bird and Twine Heart Seals/Stickers

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  41. I follow via GFC Sarah clemons

    clemonssarah7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. You have been Hearted esty sarah clemons

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  43. My Favorite is the bakers twine

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  44. I am following your blog
    recupefashion@hotmail.com

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  45. I favorited Hobbies from the heart's shop My user name is Recupefashion
    recupefahsion@hotmail.com

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  46. I love this red twine
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76275345/red-and-white-twine-100-yards-300-feet
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    recupefashion@hotmail.com

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  47. I follow via GFC - robertfox24 and email - robertfox24 [at] aol [dot] com

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  48. I have favourited hobbiesfromtheheart on Etsy - Kirsty Fox

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  49. I love the 120 Thanks so much Kraft round labels/seals

    robertfox24 [at] aol [dot] com

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  50. I follow you via GFC as Karen
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

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  51. I like the SALE - Easter Rabbit Rubber Stamp
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

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  52. gfc follower
    gustosagiveaways atymaildtcom

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  53. gustosa already added Hobbies from the heart on etsy favorites
    gutosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  54. i like the 60 "Thanks for your order" kraft round labels/seals
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  55. I follow you on GFC. xxlonelyfaeriexx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I added Hobbies From The Heart to my favorites (twitchivixen)
    xxlonelyfaeriexx@gmail.com

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  57. It was so hard to pick just one item I loved, so I picked an entire category. I love the vintage cutouts!
    xxlonelyfaeriexx@gmail.com

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  58. Following using GFC

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. Add her shop to my favorites

    serenap95

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. I like the Handmade Owl Seals/Stickers


    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. Hobbies from the Heart has some great stuff, and at affordable prices too! With the store credit I can get a lot of great stuff but my favorite is the Baker's Twine!!! It's so great on a variety of projects and comes in many colors

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  62. this is one fabulous GA!the prize looks so attractive!

    I am a gfc follower as eugenia g


    bohemian_sin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. i just love the vintage postage stamp stinkers!loveeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  64. I'm following on gfc as Mandy and Justin.

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  65. I think the Made With Love heart charms are soooo cute!

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  66. following you via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  67. I hearted the shop - username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  68. I love the Handmade Vintage bird Seals/Stickers from strange garden series!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  69. gfc follower as jhb
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  70. hearted the shop as jhbalvin
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  71. I love the Owl stickers
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  72. following as meki

    melody_1504(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. heart-ed the shop on etsy as mkcarolino

    melody_1504(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. this is my fave design! http://www.etsy.com/listing/77902665/family-sealsstickers

    melody_1504(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. GFC follower!

    username: Victoria R.
    e-mail: gildedaged (at) gmail (dot) com

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  76. Hearted Hobbies from the heart as dspdavey on Etsy.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  77. I am in love with the variety of bakery twine colours in her store!!!

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  78. Mari is really great. She was so quick at putting together my personalized order and making something the way I really wanted it. The glassine bags are great and twine is always fun.

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  79. love the little whale tags ,belensmama at gmail dot com

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  80. blog follower belensmama at gmail dot com

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  81. added shop to my faves belensmama at gmail dot com

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  82. Hello :)

    I'm a follower of your blog!

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  83. My favorite items from her shop are the brown kraft stickers and Manilla tags :)

    ashhlet@gmail.com

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  84. I follow your blog!

    kellybrown28021 at gmail dot com

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  85. I added Hobbies from the Heart to my favs on etsy

    kellybrown28021 at gmail dot com

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  86. My favs on Hobbies from the Heart are the thank you heart seals and the brown thank you stickers!

    kellybrown28021 at gmail dot com

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  87. Follow your blog via GFC: allibrary.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  88. I hearted Hobbies from the Heart as a favorite on Etsy.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  89. My favorite from her shop: The Set of All 12 Baker's Twines for $13.95!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  90. I'm following now via GFC!

    dollymadisonetsy(at} gmail {dot] com

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  91. I love her shop! This is my favorite item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/71241660/bakers-twine-sampler-all-9-colors225

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      I always forget to leave my email...

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  92. I hearted her shop as DolleyMadison

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/71241660/bakers-twine-sampler-all-9-colors225

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  93. Love the stickers, like these ones http://www.etsy.com/listing/101200049/120-thanks-so-much-kraft-round

    PS Email linked from profile.

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  94. Hello,

    I am now following you via GFC as Maureen Hayes. Thanks for the entry and the great giveaway. I LOVE Mari's store and would be thrilled to win this!

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  95. I have "favorited" Hobbies From the Heart on Etsy. Thanks for the second entry!

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  96. My favorite item in Hobbies From the Heart's shop are the vintage bird/dove cutouts. Thanks for this additional entry!

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  97. favorite item is 18 Mustache Kraft Seals/Stickers

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  98. Great Blog! I just followed through google friend connect

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  99. follow via GFC


    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

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  100. Favorited Hobbies from the Heart.

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  101. I like the twine and "made with love" charms.

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  102. GFC follower
    Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  103. I love 6 Vintage Postage Stamps thank you Tags. thanks
    Lubaska

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  104. I love craft hearts from her store!

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  105. I'm now following the blog, thank you for this amazing giveaway!!! ^_^
    luth_[at]hotmail.com

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  106. And my fav design is the #2 of this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70878141/handmade-owl-sealsstickers

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  107. Following on GFC as kiss_shani

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  108. Favourited as ButterfliesSky

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  109. I love these, they're so cute: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71914087/one-of-a-kind-note-cards

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. thank you for the opportunity to win! i checked out her shop, and you're right..! $20 *is* like a million bucks there! i've been going through all her products and, WOW! very affordable - and SO cute!

    i'm now following you!

    dorothy
    theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

    msorothyd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  111. i've also added her shop to my favorites on etsy!

    "msorothyd"

    msorothyd(at)yahoo(dot)COM
    dorothy
    theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

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  112. LOVING the vintage postage stamps thank you tags :)

    but i do have to say, it's HARD to choose just ONE fave.

    msorothyd(at)yahoo(dot)com
    dorothy
    theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

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  113. Follow this blog = Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  114. I'm a GFC follower (Jessica *)
    paramourbeat at gmail dot com

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  115. I love her vintage bird stickers. They're so cute!
    paramourbeat at gmail dot com

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  116. I follow your lovely blog!!!;)
    ~Beth
    beths.embellishments@gmail.com

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  117. My favourite item is the Made with Love - Heart Charm

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  118. Following this blog... email updates. chefl@swbell.net

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  119. I added her shop to my favorites. chefl@swbell.net

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  120. I love the owl seals/stickers! chefl@swbell.net

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  121. This giveaway is now closed. I can't wait to find out who won :)

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