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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Three Fabulous Prizes!!! Including a giveaway for YOUR ETSY shop over at Everyday Bliss

SURPRISE - A sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment; to come upon or discover suddenly and unexpectedly. [Surprise week starts here. Click for this week's Bliss Initiatives.]


As many of you know, heck I met most of you there, I participated in a fabulous little blog game called One World One Heart. It was SOOO much fun and previously I had never thought about participating in a Giveaway but I have to admit I found all the comments and blog hopping INTOXICATING. I would so love to create the same sort of buzz again, but how oh how might that be done?? How can I make this worth your while and have it be fun for me as well??? 


I've decided that in honor of my six month anniversary I am going to conduct a two week giveaway game that hopefully will be a boon to my blogging friends and readers alike. First of all I am going to give away three prizes. The way to be eligible for the giveaway is to comment on this blog. Commenting on any post during Surprise Week (March 15-21, 2010) or the Hiatus Week  (March 22-28, 2010 -- Joy week will commence March 29th with the announcement of the winners!) will net you one chance in my drawing. Multiple comments equals multiple entries. Please no more then one comment entry per day! I will also give one chance to my Facebook Fans, Blog Followers and Twitter followers (TouristMom is my ID there.) The random drawing will be held on March 28 and announced on Monday the 29th.


Now here is where I think it will get interesting for YOU my creative blog owners. My First prize will be a $50.00 gift certificate to an ETSY shop, but not just any ETSY shop. This prize will be for the ETSY shops of my followers only. If you already follow me and you have an ETSY shop send your followers over for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.  If you don't already follow me... what are you waiting for? Anyone who follows me by the conclusion  (March 28, 2010) will have their shop included in my giveaway. At the end of the giveaway I will publish a list of all the participating ETSY shops from which my First prize winner can go shopping with their  (or is that my?) $50.00!! 
Your ETSY shop here!


Second Prize will be a $25.00 gift certificate to Starbucks. Full disclosure, I think it is $25.00. I've had it on my dresser for so long they may have started deducting cash value... I'll try to get it verified before the end of the contest. The reason I am giving it away is I can NEVER remember to bring it when/if I happen to go to a Starbucks.... so if I make it to one to verify it is still valid I guess I'll just have to use it and get you a new one. SO, that means it will be $25.00 because if I'm already there I can pick one up!


Third Prize will be a yet to be determined Everyday Bliss grab bag which will include a copy of Ben Franklin's autobiography and other various goodies in a similar style of the grab bag pictured here:




Let's recap:


First Prize: $50.00 ETSY shop gift certificate for use in Everyday Bliss following ETSY shops.


Second Prize: 25.00 Starbucks gift card.


Third Prize: Everyday Bliss Grab Bag.


Why are you waiting? Let your ETSY shop friends in on this fabulous giveaway now! And don't forget to comment for your chance to win! (Please no more then one comment entry per day.)


Next Post: More surprises! (TMI Thursday finds the way to Everyday Bliss)

My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise

134 comments:

  1. Holy This Is An Amazing Giveaway, Batman!!! Seriously, Kathy, this is so kind of you! WOW! I totally wish I had a shop right now! LOL! (I know...I will...eventually! HA!)

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  2. Whoa HOA!! Whoa...gotta agree with Jingle, I totally want to get up an Etsy shop right now. (And dear Jingle, if you read this: You NEED to get one up!)

    This is an AMAZING giveaway. I ADORE all of the things (and don't worry - that Starbucks card would find it's way to my local store in a heartbeat).

    As far as giveaway #3? Honestly, good ole' Benny's name keeps coming up randomly in things I'm reading, researching, etc. I'm going to have to pick up the biography soon...or cross my fingers that I win it!

    Thanks for all of the generosity - you are inspiring me!

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  3. What a great giveaway! Not to mention your blog! How nice.
    I am following you now.. cjcmommy@gmail.com

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  4. Katy...what a great giveaway. Thanks for the kudos and for the heads up on the giveaway.
    Good luck to all....

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  5. Hi, stopping by from SITS! Cute Blog!

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  6. What a wonderful gift, Kathy! I am indeed a follower of your inspiring blog. Benjamin Franklin was such an amazing man, wasn't he? I'd be happy with any of your lovely gifts. Even the coffee gift card (can't live without the stuff, unfortunately!). Thank you for your generosity. :) Theresa

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  7. Hi. I am your latest follower from a late friday follow. You have such a unique blog here, and i cannot wait to read up on it.

    When you are free, stop by at www.safehomehappymom.com to check mine out as well.

    Thanks!!!

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  8. Craaazy giveaway! But creative too. I'll be following you from now on! I also follow you on twitter (icitea).

    Ah, it seems I'm your 100th google follower :D Congrats on 100 members!

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  9. Awesome giveaway!!! Very Excited!!

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  10. Ok so I am going to enter this giveaway after all! Didn't think I could. Sounds very nice. I misunderstood and thought only Etsy owners could enter. But I would love to win from one of the great Etsy shops!! Thanks I follow your blog, fan on facebook too.

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  11. Wow...this is a crazy giveaway! Thanks for letting me know via my post today.
    I am your newest follower and looking forward to browsing your archives and seeing what else is in store...

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  12. Hi! Thanks for the Tweet! What an AWESOME giveaway!! I am following you now, and I also fanned you on Facebook :)

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  13. What a great idea! :) Thanks for letting me know about it.

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  14. Give me some more MOXIE please. I really like your approach. You have a very interesting take on marketing and I really like it.

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  15. You are so very kind. :) Thanks for stopping by to tell me about this. I plan on blogging about it today if I can remember LOL.

    Sadie@
    nelliebugs-swaps.blogspot.com

    Etsy: http://nelliebugs.etsy.com

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  16. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for telling me about it! :D

    Regina
    TheAshGrove.etsy.com
    fromtheashgrove.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for letting me know about the contest - wouldn't hurt to win or be on the other end of the shopping spree at my etsy shop either! You have a new fan and follower :)

    Denise JOYfulD*Sign

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  18. Okay, first time here. I found you at Aloha Friday, and I'm following you. I also do Friday follow. That's a great give away you're having there, and your blog looks quite interesting. I'll definitely be back to take a look around. Nice to meet you. Hope you find time to come & visit me too.

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  19. Hi! I just signed up to follow you here and on twitter (@hrbeck) and would like very much to enter your contest. Your blog is very interesting and I like Ben Franklin as well. Good luck to all!

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  20. Commenting to enter! I also now Follow and my Etsy shop is motleymisfits :D

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  21. What a great idea for a giveaway!! I'll be spreading the word for ya via both store's social networks. http://ReUpcyclevintage.etsy.com and http://LilAshleysCloset.etsy.com

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  22. Fantastic giveaway, thanks so much!!!
    I am going to tweet it right now :-)

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  23. Following your blog and on twitter! Fantastic giveaway! http://hjmart.etsy.com

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  24. I am loving your blog! Today I read your bio and it was most enjoyable. :)

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  25. Nice blog & great giveaway! Thank you!

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  26. Great blog and giveaway. Will tweet it also.

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  27. Sounds great, I have already tweeted it.

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  28. Wowlicious! I am on the edge of my sit with bated breath and excitement.... Joy and curiosity are over flowing.
    WhimsicalWinston.etsy.com

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  29. It sounds different , Your offer is too good to resist keep it up, my god bless you

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  30. This is a really great giveaway! I now follow you and I am off to make you one of my tweeps!

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  31. What a great giveaway! I'm a follower now!
    Denise
    www.worldvintage.etsy.com

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  32. Thanks for just now finding me on Twitter! I'm http://www.twitter.com/starbabyonline. What a JOY it is to be finding out about this prize, too!

    You can find me at http://www.starbabyonline.etsy.com

    I need to find your FB page as well. There, I am http://www.facebook.com/starbabygems

    I will be Tweeting about this - thanks for the opportunity!

    ~~D

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  33. Sweetness! I am sure all of us would like to go shopping!! I know I could use any one of these great prizes! www.shellisxena.etsy.com

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  34. Happy JOY week! To get you in a joyful mood, here's a little "Ode to Joy" to start the week:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wod-MudLNPA :)

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  35. This is a great blog Kathy.This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and have some fun! And the Giveaway is so very generous.I too have a shop on Etsy and Artfire.

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  36. what a great idea!! found you on twitter thanks for the heads up!

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  37. Awesome! thanks from twitter (unaencueros) :)

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  38. Would the Starbucks voucher would be worth anything in England?
    How would you do the $50 voucher? You'd pay the shop owner the money?
    www.lindabutterfly.etsy.com and
    www.lindacaterpillar.etsy.com

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  39. Hey Just signed up to follow you!! Exciting giveaway!!

    www.sydneysdesigns.etsy.com
    www.underthebrim.etsy.com

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  40. What a great giveaway! Just added you to my Reader list!

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  41. Incredible! You are a generous blogger. I'm excited about these giveaways.

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  42. Great ideas here! Glad I started following you, and THANKS for letting me know. :)

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  43. Totally awesome giveaway! I just started following you. I do have an Etsy shop :)

    It would be awesome to win any of the prizes. Good luck everyone!

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  44. This is a lovely contest and very generous of you as well. I hope the Joy week brings you much joy as well!

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  45. What a wonderful idea! i definitely want to participate and good luck to you all!

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  46. Thanks for the tweet about your blog and give away. I would love to be included, and am looking forward to following your bliss weekly. Everybody needs more bliss. Blessings

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  47. Super fun idea,thanks for letting us know!

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  48. Thanks for the tweet about your blog and give away. Please include me! Great blog btw!!

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  49. Thats a really clever idea - I'll tweet it now

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  50. Thanks for 'tweeting' me about your blog ... I am now a follower! Would love to be a part of this great space, Christina from billy mac clothing

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  51. Thanks for the tweet in this direction! I was part of OWOH too. Your giveaway is awesome, and I thank you for the opportunity!

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  52. How fun! What a great blog! I'm glad to have met you on twitter and glad that I am now following this blog!

    Blissfully yours, Michelle

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  53. FUN!! I am now following you and have to find your fan page on FB. :) What a great giveaway! Feel free to stop on by my Etsy shop to take a peek!

    http://fraybabybibsandmore.etsy.com

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  54. Thanks for the reminder and what a great giveaway wish you luck with it. I think I have followed you but not sure my computer has been feeling sick past few days so will check later and see if I have managed it. Great blog

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  55. This is great! Congrats on your anniversary :)

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  56. Wow you've really got a generous giveaway going! Good job! I've fanned you on Facebook and become a follower. I will post a link to your giveaway on my blog as well, when I put the next post up!

    etsy.com/shop/missohiovintage is my vintage etsy store.

    I wish you all the luck in the world!

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  57. I just became a fan on Facebook as well. I am really enjoying your blog. :)

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  58. Thank you for letting me know about this wonderful, fun giveaway via twitter. Happy to join in. And I do have an Etsy shop. I'm crossing my fingers now ...

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  59. Thank you so much for letting me know about this great giveaway via twitter! And of course I have an etsy shop! http://www.monikadesign.etsy.com

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  60. Thanks for your tweet. i follow you on twitter and your blog but... my english is not good anof to understand everything. Good luck with your giveaway and your blog looks great.

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  61. Thanks for the Tweet about your giveaway! I'm on Etsy: www.MostlyMaille.Etsy.com

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  62. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!!

    Amy artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  63. Fabulous, fabulous giveaway! Thanks so much!!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  64. Great giveaway all three prizes are lovely and Im following your blog.Thanks fingers crossed. Helen

    malfie@care2.com

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  65. This is an interesting giveaway. Thanks so much!

    Taylor B.

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  67. awesome idea... i don't think my blog, www.momnonstop.blogspot.com, is ready for giveaways or even purchases yet, lol.. I will let my friend know who blogs at surelyliving.blogspot.com and has her own etsy store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mylittleqtpie so she can get in touch with you since there is so little time left!

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  68. wow you got a lot of comments - great idea, congratulation!!!

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  69. wow, huge giveaway! i'm curious about the ben franklin book...
    thanks for stopping by my blog too :)
    i'll have an etsy shop in the next 3 months, too bad i don't have one now!

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  70. I am so happy that I found your blog this morning! I love your content! I am now a follower & very happy to be! I also think your giveaway is phenomenal. Thank you so much for the opportunity! My etsy shop is: www.cuddlehugs.etsy.com . Please check it out. I look forward to all of your future posts!
    Sincerely,
    Laurie
    Lmimama8@yahoo.com
    cuddlehugs.etsy.com

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  71. Very cool giveaway!!! What a fun idea :)
    I'm a blog follower and a fan on facebook!

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

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  72. wow! that's great!! thank you so much!!

    monteagudopaula@gmail.com
    http://inadirtyshirt.blogspot.com/

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  73. How fun! What a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  74. hi! thanks for the tweet! i do have an etsy shop (www.bellamiabowsnthings.etsy.com)--feel free to stop by and take a look!

    and i'm totally following! thanks so much for letting me know about this--great giveaway!

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  75. I liked the gratitude blog post and I really enjoyed the list of Ben Franklin's list of virtues!!1

    barbs562@gmail.com

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  76. Woo Hoo! Thanks for hosting such a fantastic and FUN giveaway!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  77. So glad I stumbled upon your blog!

    crossing my fingers!

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  78. What a fantastic idea! You are so generous :)
    Would love to be involved in this great give-away!!
    I am now following your lovely blog ♥ Would love for you to follow mine also!!?

    Blog: http://fallenangeljewellerydesigns.blogspot.com

    Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FallenAngelDesigns

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  79. Wonderful give away, I'm following you. Can't wait to tell my etsy friends since I have no shop myself but, I'm sure they will love it.

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  80. what a wonderful giveaway! I love the idea of the gift certificate to an etsy shop of one of your followers- everybody wins that way. Thanks and add my name to your fabulous giveaway.

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  81. What an awesome giveaway!! I am a new follower =) -Breanna

    carzooCritters at gmail dot com

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  82. half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

    What a cool idea! And congrats on your anniversary!

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  83. Great giveaway idea! Thanks! :)

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  84. Very interesting!
    I hope I win, but would also love to be listed as one of the Etsy shops open for the winner :o)
    Following your blog, so nice to meet you!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/LuvsJurn3

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  85. I am a new follower as well, via your tweet :-)

    Awesome giveaway@

    Twitter: @jennuinecandles
    jenn at jennuinecandles dot com

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  86. What fun, I haven't one a blog giveaway yet, but I won't give up!!

    http://chezchani.etsy.com

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  87. Hi! I'm late because I have a new computer and I'm trying to set it up. Hope you had a nice day!

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  88. Thank you for your generosity! Good friend Umma told me about this giveaway :) Of course, I hope to win, this is my first ever participation in a blog draw :)
    http://melbangel.etsy.com

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  89. One of the best giveaways ever!Thank you for the opportunity!!!

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  90. Following. Thanks for letting me know about this great giveaway and opportunity. baileysbites at gmail dot com

    http://baileyslittlebites.etsy.com

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  91. totally cute. Following. I love this blog!

    www.virtuebathandbeauty.etsy.com

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  92. Thanks for letting me know about your sweet blog via twitter. Will spread the Etsy joy with RT. Great idea for buzz, May I add to your bliss list? Giving! It seems the most joy in life can come from selfless action.
    Peace all.

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  93. Awesome Idea! Thanks for letting me know about it via twitter. ~Margaret~ www.1cupCotton.Etsy.com

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  94. Yay giveaways! I found you on twitter!

    Thanks:)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartsofTrees

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  95. Wow! Fantastic GIVEAWAY!! I am following this lovely blog!! :) Good luck to everyone! :)

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  96. Don't have my own shop, but I do love perusing etsy shops...so much talent out there! thanks
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  97. Hail all and thanks for the invite to post my Etsy shop: www.88Links.Etsy.com

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  98. Thanks for the invite to post my Etsy shop! www.88Links.Etsy.com If you are into chains...

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  99. Sounds Super, thanks for the blog invite! "-)

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  100. I bet everyone feels the joy today because it's Friday! YAY!!!!

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  101. what a super awesome idea!

    Sincerely, tagsandbuttons.etsy.com
    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
    get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

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  102. What a fab giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

    xmaswoman at hotmail com

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  103. Sweeeet giveaway...would love to win!
    shar.donoho@comcast.net

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  104. I am rather late getting here it seems. However, I am commenting for an entry. I think you have chosen some wonderful prizes. And the "surPRIZE" of which Etsy shops will be eligible makes for more fun.
    thanks Kathy! And thanks for inviting me over to your blog!

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  105. What a great idea, I too wish my Etsy shop was up and running. Hopefully, it will be SOON.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  106. What an awesome giveaway! I would be thrilled to win any of the three prizes. I'm not usually very lucky tho. I hardly ever win anything. Care to change my luck? ;)

    craftyshanna at gmail dot com

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  107. I'm keeping my fingers crossed as we get near the end of this contest. :)

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  108. I'm following you on Google Friend Connect and Twitter (3stairs). Now to go add some more items to 3stairs.etsy.com!

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  109. hey I'm in i love it .....I normally don't win things either but ill give it a go too
    @njewelrydesigns

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  110. Hope it's not too late! :) I'm following your blog now! XO- Gretchen

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  111. Hiya from FruitsOFtheBLooM.etsy.com ! Great giveaway, thanks for the tweet about it!

    xox,
    Loren

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  112. I am a neew follower...and im diiiging this lol
    hope i win!!
    copresa14 at yahoo dot com

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  113. What a wonderful idea! I'm here, I'm following you now I'll send some of my followers over too!

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  114. Wonderful idea! Thanks for letting me know about it through twitter. :-)

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  115. Really a great idea! thanks for letting me know!

    www.VinkDesign.etsy.com
    vink.design@yahoo.com

    I'm a follower!

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  116. SUPER-DEE-DUPER! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    In appreciation,
    Cherie
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/CheriesArtsnCrafts

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  117. Thank you for the tweet! http://andreastern.etsy.com

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  118. Great giveaway! I am a follower : )

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ribbonrockstarbows

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  119. Wahoo. I am a follower.

    rockinrader@gmail.com

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  120. I follow you on twitter

    rockinrader@gmail.com

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  121. Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I'm a follower.
    http://heartandsowdesigns.etsy.com
    heartandsowdesigns@yahoo.com

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  122. Great giveaway and such a nice thing to do for etsy shops.

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  123. What a great idea! I will post this on my facebook fan page and tweet to my followers! xxoo

    www.lulujewels.etsy.com

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  124. Fabulous!!! Which is more exciting: winning or having my shop declared the winner?! :)

    jenni20.etsy.com

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  125. This is amazing!!!
    Freckle Fox Boutique <3's you! :)
    xFFB

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  126. Great giveaways!
    lindsayrpeterson@yahoo.com
    http://lindsaysmommymusings.blogspot.com/

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  127. what a generous giveaway! thanks for the opportunity!

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