Friday, September 11, 2009

Kreated by Karen Give Away

After receiving 258 entries
THE WINNER IS:
Vicki!!
Congratulations!


Kreated by Karen is an amazing bag shop on Etsy. Karen is from Indiana and has had her shop on Etsy for almost 1 year now. I love bags, and there are some really beautiful ones in this shop!! Karen also has a really great blog that she updates on a regular basis: Chat Bug Karen at Winding Threads. Why don't we learn a little about Karen before we announce the Give Away Prize.


I began sewing as a teenager. I made those simple peasant style tops that had elastic around the neckline and sleeves. From there I have gone on to make quilts. My mom has made quilts since the days before rotary cutters. I have always admired her quilts and one day decided to make one myself. Little did I know, I chose the hardest pattern possible. It had teeny tiny squares! Thank goodness, it was a small table runner and not a bed quilt or I may have thrown in the towel right then and there.

My husband and I have owned a floor covering store in Indiana for over 30 years. I run the store which is connected to our home. I am lucky that I can walk out my kitchen door into our business. Since our two children no longer live at home, I spend my free time sewing.

My two sisters live in other states, Kentucky and Texas, and we all like to sew. We decided to make purses and bags and get together at flea markets and craft shows when possible and sell our creations. We have only managed one show! Needing a venue to sell my bags, I turned to Etsy. I have not settled on one type of bag and each one I make turns out to be a favorite until I make the next one!


Now for the Give Away!!

Karen is giving one lucky winner this beautiful bag!!
The fabric chosen for this bag makes it the perfect bag for all seasons. Two fully lined pockets on the outside are lined with extra heavy interfacing and have Velcro closures. (Keeps your cell phone handy and keeps it from falling out.) Two pockets on the inside also have Velcro closures and are also fully lined with medium weight interfacing. Made of heavy cotton fabric and decorated with floral stitching, this bag will get many compliments. The bottom fabric is upholstery weight fabric. A strong Magnetic Snap secures the bag. Purse measures:
14" wide x 10" tall and is 3" from front to back.


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Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.
Please fill out a SEPARATE form for each Entry!

* For the first entry - Go to:
Kreated by Karen
Pick 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 You can twitter this:

@audreyscrafts Win a Beautiful Bag from Kreated by Karen:
http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/2009/09/kreated-by-karen-give-away.html

*1 extra entry for each of my other give aways you enter - just comment telling me which one you entered.
* 5 extra entries - purchase something from the shop - leave me a comment telling me what you purchased and a link to the invoice. (fill out the form 5 times)

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED!!


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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 Emma.
Thank-you for entering!!



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120 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, how could I not enter?

    My fave has to be the give-away purse, actually. So pretty!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22408913


    Peace & Love,
    Beth
    star_momma at yahoo dot com

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  2. Just tweeted at http://twitter.com/wildemoon

    Peace & Love,
    Beth
    star_momma at yahoo dot com

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  3. i like the White and Black Hobo Slouch Bag http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28814511

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  4. i tweeted! http://twitter.com/sadiekate08/status/3922375889

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  5. I really love the Wood Button Handbag!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29869183

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  6. I love the bag advertised for the giveaway itself. The colors are fantastic. It looks both functional and beautiful.

    BTW, I also love this site! I occassionally do freebie giveaways as well (usually books) on my Damian Daily blog, and sometimes I post about favorite giveaways that have come to my attention from other sites.
    http://damiandaily.wordpress.com

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  7. my favorite bag is the Pirate Black and White Slouchy Hobo Bag :)

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30164496

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  8. These are too cute :)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30164496
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I love the Brown Swirl Purse.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752025

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  10. Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/3951018427

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  11. I love these 2 bags, i cant choose!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29868612 or http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27859269
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

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  12. I blogged
    http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/2009/09/win-it-handmade-tote-bag.html
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

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  13. I added your button under supported sites on right sidebar
    http://closetoftreasures.blogspot.com/
    ashy.baby@gmail.com

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  14. My fave is Brown Swirl Purse
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752025

    d_esty88(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. i tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/DinaEstyXu/status/3951964009

    d_esty88(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I like http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28395187

    its so cute, Round Bottomed rust and blue large tote so unique!

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  17. blogged http://anothercontest.blogspot.com/2009/09/kreated-by-kare-giveaway.html

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  18. My favorite is the Rose Mauve Batik Purse. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29370811

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  19. I LOVE the giveaway bag, but if I picked my next favorite, it would be this fabulous hobo:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28813678

    Thanks for the giveaway! Beautiful work!!!

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  20. My fave is cowgirl handbag : http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28816549

    findikim@gmail.com

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  21. I love this! Round Bottomed rust and blue large tote

    gemini5757 at hotmail.com

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  22. My so many wonderful thing. It was had to pick one. The Blue Batik purse is really nice. Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29870541

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  23. The Navy White Boutique bag is my favorite! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22169668

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  24. Love the Brown Swirl Purse.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752025

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  25. I like this black and white hobo bag:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28814511

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  26. I love the Rose Mauve Batik Purse
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29370811
    Thanks.

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  27. This is a beautiful bag! I entered via the form. Thanks!

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  28. I love the Hobo Slouch Bag found here...http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28813678

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  29. I love the brown swirl purse - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752025
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  30. tweet - http://twitter.com/oheeyore/status/3966794240
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  32. I love the blue batik bag!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29870541

    ginatuck(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I tweeted your giveaway today. Thanks!
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/3978731127

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  34. My favorite is the Blue Batik Bag.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  35. My favorite is actually the one you are giving away.
    jerzycat99@yahoo.com

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  36. Wonderful Bags, my favorite is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752437
    joyfulgirlnaturals@gmail.com

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  37. I like the Quilted Laptop bag the most. Very pretty flowers. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. My favourite item is: Love and Peace VW Flower Power purse at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28515935

    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752025 I like the purse :)

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  40. My favorite is the Black on Black Boutique Purse!! So pretty :)

    sarsosariATgmailDOTcom

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  41. I love the brown swirl purse. Thanks for the chance. Mogrill@comcast.net

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  42. Your creations are fabulous!
    The giveaway purse is lovely and
    I also like the Cappucino Batik
    Slouchy Hobo Bag. Thanks for such a
    fun giveaway prize drawing!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  43. "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/3994595138.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  44. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28515935

    that is some of the best material i have seen in a while! and the design is too cute!



    amiddleton85
    gmail

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  45. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29870541. The Blue Batik purse is so pretty!

    pbfan222@sbcglobal.net

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  46. The brown swirl purse would be my fav!

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  47. I like the Bamboo handles black and gold purse:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29371599

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  48. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/palmersf/statuses/4017058177

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  49. I like the Navy White Boutique Handbag.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22169668

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  50. I like the Rust Zipper Bag.
    jswandrn @ gmail.com

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  51. Love the Rose Mauve Batik Purse
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  52. Twittered
    http://twitter.com/Copperllama/status/4040928716
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  53. I like the hobo slouch bag

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  54. Hobo Slouch Bag So cute!

    daxkimd@gmail.com

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  57. I just love the one that is going to be given away. But if I was to pick another one I would pick thing cute brown one.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752025

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  60. Ohh. I love this bag.!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29371599

    It is so unique.!

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  61. I added an information on my blog

    http://kljljkl.tumblr.com/post/191090882/giveaway

    pozytywniej@gmail.com

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  62. I have your button.!

    http://kljljkl.tumblr.com/

    pozytywniej@gmail.com

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  63. I like the brown swirl purse
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752025

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  64. I like this Rose Mauve one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29370811

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  65. Rose Mauve Batik Purse is my favorite item! Here is the link to it:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29370811

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. I follow on Twitter as coolcanucks
    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. I tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/4131072719

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie site. This giveaway is shared here:

    http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/23673-audreys-country-crafts-kreated-karen-giveaway-sept28-canada#post121837

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  69. I entered your Inventing Liz giveaway!

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. I love the navy white boutique handbag.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22169668

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  71. My favorite item is the Slouchy Hobo Bag located here :
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28815304

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  72. I love the Wood Button Handbag. Thanks!
    etlizzy at hotmail.com

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  73. My favorite would be:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27859269

    meg314@gmail.com

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  74. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22408913

    Honestly, my favorite is the one you're giving away. Adorable!
    -Lauren

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  75. I just Twittered your giveaway. My twitter is dopeymouse05. Thanks!

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  76. I love the Blue Batik Bag!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29870541

    s.pinamonti@umiami.edu

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  77. Gosh they are all so pretty, I guess my favorite would be the Hobo Slouch Bag.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28813678

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  78. I really like the blue bag
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22169668
    these bags are beautiful
    Lucille

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  79. i adore the brown swirl purse!

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  80. tweeted the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/k9kreations/status/4406460352

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  81. Cowgirl Handbag
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28816549
    (Sorry, forgot the link in my previous post.)

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  82. Love the Blue Batik Purse! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29870541
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  83. I like the Pirate Black and White Slouchy Hobo Bag. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30164496

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. I shared your giveaway on Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/4422036369

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I love the Brown Swirl Purse. Cute.

    mightynaynay at cs dot com

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  89. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30164496

    The Pirate Black and White Slouchy Hobo Bag is neat!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  90. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/2009/09/httpaudreyscountrycraftsblogspotcom2009_28.html#comments

    blogged
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  91. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/4445092064

    tweeted
    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  92. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/

    have your button (bottom right side)

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  93. black and white hobo bag my fav.but want to win bag

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  94. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/LMsMeeMaw/status/4447336118

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  95. Beautiful bags! I love the cowgirl handbag!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28816549

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  96. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ljatwood/status/4451754351

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  97. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29370811

    Rose Mauve


    skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

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  98. I got your button http://checkkers.blogspot.com/

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  99. Tweeted also:
    http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/4451958370

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  100. I like the Strappy Shoulder Bag. It would be great for the quick trips to the store.

    tutucuteforme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  101. I like the Black and Silver Brocade Clutch -- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27859269

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  102. I love the Slouchy Hobo bag. http://www.etsy.com/view_listinglphp?listing_id=28815306 garrettsambo@aol.com

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  103. I entered using the form!

    just want to say how much that 70's print brought a warm fuzzy smile to my face!

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  104. My favourite is the Cowgirl Handbag.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28816549

    brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

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  105. I love the Quilted Mini Laptop bag!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20071853

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  107. Tweet:Swtlilchick
    http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/4460624439

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  108. I LOVE this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30164496

    THANKS. atraditionalsurro at comcast dot net

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  109. I love the Shades of Green Handbag.
    All of the bags are so pretty and
    look well made.Thanks for the giveaway

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28818589

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  110. I like the brown swirl purse.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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