Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Designs by Kari Give Away July 21- Aug. 4

The winner of the Adorable Angel Earrings from Designs by Kari is:






Arlene Harrison!

Congratulations!!





Designs By Kari is an amazing jewelry shop. She carries necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. She has had her shop on Etsy since the end of January. Kari currently resides in Perkinston (South) Mississippi with thanks to the U.S. Navy.



How did you decide on your shop name?
I've had this name for years. My mother and I would do craft fairs and I needed a name. It was the most simple I could think of, and while some of my designs are similar to those you've seen, they are all slightly different and designed by me. Kari.

When did you start crafting?
As far back as I can remember. My mother taught me to cross stitch and sew. But, when I was about 10 we learned about Jewelry. Growing up with boys, my mom and I needed to find something for us Girls. We found this little shop and when we walked inside it was the most amazing sight. Beads wall to wall, work spaces and friendly faces. Oh, what were we in for? Well, a love for jewelry making, color, special time together, oh and the bill. The store still exists, though it’s changed locations several times: Beadin' Path

Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I’d love to learn fused glass. Etsy has a few remarkable fused glass artists and I’m in awe of their work.

What or who inspires you?
I’m always intrigued by nature. The natural span of beautiful colors and combinations that appear in our everyday lives. I love the delicacy and simplicity of nature.

Do you have a day job?
I do! I work for an Engineering Firm as their office manager which requires little or no creativity. I also have two children, so a busy mom am I.

What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
Sea of Dreams
This piece was something my mother cam up with and through her description I created it. This necklace is a terrific piece that can be worn with jeans or that fabulous black dress.

I’ve also enjoyed making these new earrings in my shop.
Earth Candy - Green because they are fun and funky.


Now for the Give Away!!
Kari is offering this adorable pair of earrings as the Give Away Prize! These beautiful earrings feature Pink Swarovski flat rounds in 6mm and 4mm Rose fresh water pearls, they are accented by a gold wing design that's heavenly.
They measure about 1 1/2" top to drop.



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Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away:

* Go to:Designs By Kari
* Pic your favorite item and come back here with the link.
* 1 extra entry - blog about the give away, and leave a link
* 1 extra entry - grab my button on the sidebar and add it to your blog, let me know
* 1 extra entry - twitter about this contest with a link, let me know where
* 1 extra entry for every time you do this - twitter about your favorite item in the shop, leave me a link
* 5 extra entries - purchase something from the shop - leave me a comment telling me what you purchased and a link to the invoice.

The draw will take place on: Aug 4th!
Good Luck Everyone!!



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Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded to Kari.
Thank-you for entering!!

108 comments:

  1. What beautiful jewelry and such a nice feature on the artist! Thanks for following my blog - just joined yours too!

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  2. My favorite is the deep blue chrysantemum ring. Really cute.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27061567

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  3. Oh wow! They're all so pretty! How does anyone choose just one?

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  4. Ohhhh.....it was a tough choice but I narrowed it down to the Rose Chrysanthemum ring! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27060383
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  5. My favorite ones are Pansies in Red:) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27307444

    Will be posting this giveaway on my blog tomorrow. Http://www.hmgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  6. I also adore the "Link Bracelet!"
    Please enter my name in your delightful drawing. Many thanks,
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. "Tweet!"
    Brand new give away - cute angel earrings: http://audreyscountrycrafts...!
    Again, many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  8. My fave item from Kara are the green greek goddess earrings.

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  9. I fell in love with these http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27061567!!!

    I am putting your button on my sidebar!

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  10. I love this feature!!! Great jewelry bu Kari.

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  11. So cute! You're right - they are the most adorable little angel earrings.

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  12. THose earrings really do look like angels! This is a wonderful feature :)

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  13. Her work is so feminine but all the pieces are practical too, they could be worn dress up or down. Lovely :-) How sweet she started by working with her mom! Great feature, good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!

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  14. Love the Greek Goddess piece. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22889914 very elegant.

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  15. I love this ring:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24754942

    I also twittered about the contest!
    http://twitter.com/oohvintage

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  16. lovely earrings! I also really like this yellow ring: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24754942

    peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

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  17. tweeted;

    http://twitter.com/peresab/status/2801886130

    peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

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  18. Funky Spunky would be my choice. My 18 yr old loves yellow and bought the funnest yellow polka dot purse that this would match perfectly!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27154624


    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  20. My favorite item is the Funky Flower Ring:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27730541

    It's gorgeous, and yes, definitely funky! And when something's funky, what do you do? You cut off the 'ky', and you have the word fun! So it is truly a funky AND fun ring!

    MIMIBUNNY11@aol.com

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  21. I like this one !http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27715749

    so pretty and sunny it remind of a lovely ripe lemon.

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  22. I like these earrings:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24231306
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  23. Hello to Kari from a fellow Mississippian! Love the variety of items in your shop by my favorite has to be the little scottie dog pendant at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24920900

    although I did have to double click on the flowered ring to see if it was glass or polymer clay. I do polymer clay canework and some of it is very similar.

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  24. Turquoise & Red Southwest Necklace
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22954069

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  25. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/MommyKennedy/statuses/2825062010

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  26. I added this to my "Giveaways Galore" Mister Linky

    http://thefrugalkennedys.blogspot.com/2009/06/givaways-galore.html

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  27. I adore the Greek Green Goddess earrings.

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  28. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/anatolyevna/statuses/2827257490

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  29. Wonderful things in this shop: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25046654

    Can't wait till Christmas.

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  30. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MWLinMadison/status/2830607032

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  31. Cute shop. I really like this ring: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28203384

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  32. I love the Indian Sunset bracelet.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22952135

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  33. I have your button.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  34. I love the Sea of Dreams necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=mt&listing_id=22186045

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  35. Have your button, www.iheartshoppingmomma.blogspot.
    com

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  36. Tweeted this-jellibeenz1978 -ID

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

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  37. i loved the Copper Panels earings
    but i loved alot of things from her shop. i even add her to my favorit salers.
    thanks!

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  38. and i blogged about it 2!
    http://mellowisme.blogspot.com/

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  39. The Sky's the Limit necklace is gorgeous!

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  40. My favourite item is the Sorbet Sweetness - Blue.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25237429

    wwrkster@gmail.com

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  41. wow such pretty items!! nice interview too!!!

    i like this item the best~
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22968104

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  42. My favorite item is "The Perfect Sunset Ring". It is just gorgeous. It has an almost eerie kind of beauty to it. Thanks for the great giveaway

    new_momma2006@hotmail.com

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  43. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28203384

    I love the spa glow ring! It's so gorgeous, and it looks like it's lit up!

    lee_fink@yahoo.com

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  44. The Plum Trumpets are very nice.

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  45. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/silverneon2000


    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  46. I really love the deep green of these earrings.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27716042

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  47. I love the chunky chalk necklace. great texture combo!

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  48. They're all lovely, but I especially like Lilac Fields http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25047588
    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  49. tweeted this:
    http://twitter.com/bcgirll/status/2863455310

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  50. My fav is the Pastel Pretties - Blue earrings
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26064985

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  51. Tweeted http://twitter.com/juan_hurrican/status/2869930550

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  52. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28342456

    love this necklace.

    thanks for a great giveaway!

    wendiwinn on etsy.

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  53. Love the carnelian necklace!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22963457

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  54. Love the Hope and Awareness Bracelet,
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22968868 Great idea.
    I have been a fan of swarovski crystal for a very long time. I tweeted the giveaway. :)

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  55. Hi Lapis is for Lovers is my favorite necklace. Oh so pretty.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22887988
    Love the giveaway. Cheers. MarionG
    polo-puppy-fluffy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. I really like these earrings:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25046654

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27061567

    This is my favorite!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Christy
    sheridesthatbigredhonda@Yahoo.com

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  58. The Elegant Purple Gem Set http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27303020 is absolutely beautiful!
    nhmummab@comcast.net

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  59. I really like Spring in Bloom - Pink and have marked it as a favorite. I am a real sucker for dangling earings. I especially like short ones as the long ones look silly on me.

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  60. Beautiful jewelry. I love the Spa Glow Ring, here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28203384

    reviewsbyheidi(at)embarqmail(dot)com

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  61. I think my favorite item in Kari's shop is this lapis necklace!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22887988

    really lovely color combination!

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  62. The Sky's The Limit necklace is beautiful - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27458670

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  63. I'd have to say my favorite is the Glass and Stone Mingle @

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27406719

    lkish77123 at hotmail dot com

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  64. I love the Plum Trumpets Earrings-so delicate and pretty.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27407512

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  65. I love the paradise earrings: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25485885

    Thank you!
    lauriemac982 at aol dot com

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  66. she had beautiful jewelry! very talented! My favorite is the Pastel Pretties http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25237748

    cac922@cccb.edu

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  67. I like the Paradise Drop earrings.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28435723

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  68. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25047228

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  69. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28437798 is my favorite! I love big rings!

    aobrien@bethanywv.edu

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  70. I really like the Little Scottie Dog Glass Pendant ! Thank you!

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  71. I like the spa glow ring
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28203384

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  72. I love this. So simple yet dazzling.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27152939

    loneacorn@gmail.com

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  73. FAntastic!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24422173

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  74. very pretty! thank you
    i think i would choose the Turquoise & Red Southwest Necklace (isn't it so pretty?)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22954069
    alwaysatryin*at*gmail.com

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  75. nannato5 twittered you
    http://bit.ly/TGAZc win an adorable pair of earrings at ACC
    alwaysatryin*at*gmail.com

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  76. The red earrings at the top are really pretty!

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  77. I love the teal chrysthanemum necklace!
    clarissa at digitaldeacons dot com

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  78. I like these ametyst earings
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27303020
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  79. My favourite is the Earth Candy green ring.

    axelrulz@hotmail dot com

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  80. Oh I love your things...even though I do some jewelry too...good luck to you..I really love this one:
    http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.80791627.jpg

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  81. I love the perfect sunset ring it is so beautiful

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  82. I pick the Spa Glow Ring
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28203384

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  83. The Perfect Sunset Ring is cool! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=28203294
    The ring base has a filigree design.

    kuda1976(at)mail(dot)ru

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  84. I like Glass and Stone Mingle:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27406719

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. My favourite item is the Plum Trumpets. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27407512

    Please enter me in your draw. Thanks.

    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  86. the pretty in pink earrings are gorgeous http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24969225

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  87. tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/3094687463

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  88. I love the color on the Rolling Waves Earrings.

    heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25047228 i love these earring

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  90. Gorgeous jewelry!
    My favorite item on the site: Earth Candy - Green Earrings
    The link:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27716042
    macd82 at gmail dot com

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  91. Here's my choice: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27406719

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  92. Ok. These are beautiful! Everything is so pretty. But these are my favorites!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22889914

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  93. I am in love with the For the Love of Pete or Blue Rather

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23249572

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  94. My favorite was the Pretty IN Pink Earrings!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24969225

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  95. The Spa Glow Ring is really cool

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28203384

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  96. I grabbed your button

    www.myspace.com/wild_one1986

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  97. I really like the sea necklace. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22186045
    It's so pretty and delicate looking and will be in style forever.

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  98. I love these, they are such a pretty blue! :) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28435723

    -Ani kiwigemwrap@gmail.com
    kiwigemwraps.etsy.com

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  99. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23249572. This is a lovely piece. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  100. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I twitted
    http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3131706877

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  101. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I like this ring
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28436424

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  102. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I tweeted bout this item in the store
    http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3131762781

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  103. shawna lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    i twitted about this necklace in the store
    http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3131811275

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  104. shawna lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I tweeted about these earrings in the store
    http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3131849459

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  105. shawna lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I twetted about this beautiful necklace
    http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3131887104

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