Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Crafty Tortoise Give Away

AND THE WINNER IS: DONNA!
CONGRATULATIONS!!


Whenever I come across a wonderful shop like
The Crafty Tortoise I have the earning for Grandchildren! Melissa has the cutest hats, headbands and clippies for little girls, though some of the hats could be worn by boys :) She also has really wonderful doilies, scrubbies and wash cloths! Can never have to many.

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am from Indianapolis, IN. I am 24 and have been crocheting for over 10 years now! I am married to a wonderful man who supports my creativity and without him I would probably not be in business.

*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
My shop name was actually really easy to come up with. I have always been obsessed with turtles and tortoises. (like those crazy people at the zoo who stare at them for hours... that was/is me) So The Crafty Tortoise just seemed to fit!
I started my business mainly because my husband keep telling me to sell my crocheted items. They just sat around before. Now they get homes!

*What/Who inspires you?

I get inspired by nature all the time! I am so amazed by it and I think it shows in my work.

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
My addiction... isn't it obvious. YARN! I love it. I love all types, all colors. It is just so wonderful. Whenever I go to the craft store I have to hold myself back from buying all the yarn in the store. Homespun is definitely my favorite. I have actually spun some of my own.

*If you had time to learn any other craft/art - what would it be?
Knitting! I so want to figure out knitting. It is so beautiful but for some reason I cannot figure it out!

*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
Lol, my husband would tell you I am never not an artist. I enjoy the outdoors a lot. Especially when it is warm outside! We go to the park almost everyday to take a small hike through the woods. It really unwinds you.
Oh man... that is so hard. I really enjoy making a lot of things. Working with cotton cording to make my doily rug and the centerpiece was really really fun. I also enjoy making anything that I can wear, but somehow those never make it to my site.

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
I am all over the place! You can find a great list on my blog:
http://www.thecraftytortoise.blogspot.com


NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One winner will get to pick any flower barrette or headband of their choice (up to $10) for the prize! Many beautiful ones to choose from :)

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Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.

* For the first entry - Go to: The Crafty Tortoise
Pick your favorite item and come back here with the name or link.

THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED



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.
Thank-you for entering!!


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164 comments:

  1. My favorite thing is the: Layered Flower Alligator Clips. :)

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  2. Your button's on my blog!!

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  3. I'm entered in the choice of necklace giveaway! :D

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  4. I love the Washcloth Set of 3!
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  5. Love the Spring Flower Beanie Child ,so sweet!!
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  6. Heart The Crafty Tortoise
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  7. Subscribe via email
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  8. tweet
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  9. Entered Alexa's Angels Necklace
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  10. i am a subscriber

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  11. follower via twitter

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  12. my favorite is the Layered Flower Barrette in Berries n Cream!

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  13. I would pick the Layered Flower Barrette in Berries n Cream is I won!

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  14. I hearted the store on twitter (LLadd)

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  15. tweet! http://twitter.com/OnedayatatimeLL/status/13992544390

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  16. I like the Purple Flapper Hat

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  17. I would like to have the Elephant Hat 3 - 6 Month Baby

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  18. I "heart" The Crafty Tortoise.

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  19. I subscribe through e-mail.

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  20. I've entered your Alexa's Angels Necklace

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  21. I've entered your B&B Gift Basket

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  22. I've entered your Flaming Bling Earrings

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  23. I've entered your Earth Diva Cosmetics

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  24. I've entered your Crosscreek Country Candle Tarts

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  25. I've entered your YumYum Pendants

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  26. I've entered your Lampwork Book Thong Bookmark

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  27. I've entered your $20 Gift Certificate

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  28. I've entered your Choice of Necklace

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  29. I've entered your Vinyl Quote from Vinyl Attractions

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  30. I've entered your Coffee Gift Set w/Mug

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  31. I've entered your Udderly Ointment and Lip Balm

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  32. I've entered your Winner's Choice of Bracelet

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  33. This is just delicious!

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  34. Hearted by Cassiopea!

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  35. Tweeted http://twitter.com/tandhdesigns

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  36. The Easter Spring Flower Beanie Newborn Girl is my favorite!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  37. I heart Crafty Tortoise on Etsy - my Etsy username is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  38. I would pick the Layered Flower Headband Metal in Cobbler if I won!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  39. I entered your Earth Diva Cosmetics giveaway!
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  40. I entered your Vinyl Attractions giveaway!
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  41. I love the Black White and Red Flower Beanie Child Size!!

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  42. I'd like to win the Layered Flower Alligator Clips shown in the green/brown/cream color!

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  43. the Layered Flower Headband mverno@roadrunner.com

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  44. I like the Chocolate Card holder.

    Donna
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  45. Spring Flower Hair Barrette is my favorite barrette.

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  46. I subscribe through e-mail

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  47. I've entered your Earth Diva Cosmetics

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  48. I've entered your Crosscreek Country Candle Tarts

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  49. I've entered your YumYum Pendants

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  50. I've entered your Lampwork Book Thong Bookmark


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  51. I've entered your $20 Gift Certificate

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  52. I've entered your Choice of Necklace



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  53. I've entered your Vinyl Quote from Vinyl Attractions



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  54. I've entered your Coffee Gift Set w/Mug


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  55. I've entered your Udderly Ointment and Lip Balm

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  56. I've entered your Winner's Choice of Bracelet

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  57. I've entered your Calm Room/Body Spray

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  58. My favorite item is the Chocolate Flower Beanie Adult Size. The colors are perfect for me!
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  59. I would want to get the Cream Ivory Flower Headband if I were to win!
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  60. I entered the $20 gift certificate from Made by MJ, too.

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  61. I like the baby boy loafer booties.

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  62. I like the flower beanie child size spring purple..cute!!
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  63. I tweet http://twitter.com/liahec

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  64. Love the Valley Flower Hairband. Pretty! joleehamlin at comcast dot net

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  65. email subscriber joleehamlin at comcast dot net

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  66. favorite item (sorry...I should have listed this first! :-) ).... the fingerless gloves. Love the color. joleehamlin at comcast dot net

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  67. also entered the earth diva cosmetics giveaway. joleehamlin at comcast dot net

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  68. I like the layered flower alligator clips.
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  69. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Berries And Cream Layered Flower Barette!

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  70. I love the Layered Flower Headband Metal in Cobbler. Thanks for the great contest :)

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  71. I also entered The Vintage Pearl contest :)

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  72. I hearted the The Crafty Tortoise.
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    Thanks again!!

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  73. This stuff is adorable! I think the layered flower headband in cobbler is too cute :) Thanks1
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  74. Love the Black White and Red Flower Beanie Child Size.

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  75. If I won, I would choose the Layered Flower Clip Blossom.

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  76. I hearted the crafty tortoise (smrtmouse).

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  77. http://www.etsy.com/listing/35040058/sale-chocolate-flower-beanie-child-size

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  78. I am in the Vintage Pearl giveaway!


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  79. I love this headband!http://www.etsy.com/listing/46249189/cream-ivory-flower-headband-metal


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  80. i like the simple baby beanie in green and navy
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  81. I like the Layered Flower Headband Metal in Cobbler!
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  82. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(d0t)com

    this is my favorite:

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  83. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(d0t)com

    I would get this:

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  84. I'm going to enter the stamped pendant giveaway!

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  85. Oh my! I love the giraffe hat! Cute cute cute!

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  86. I love- "Tutorial Polka Dot Garland PDF Crochet Pattern"!

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  87. I love the "Cream Ivory Flower Headband Metal"!

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  88. I hearted The Crafty Tortoise (as PrincessSamy)

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  89. I also entered your stamped pendant giveaway!

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  90. Your button is on my blog!

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  91. My favorite item is the Flower Beanie Child Size Spring Purple. Super cute!

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  92. Love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/43546057/spring-flower-baby-hat-3-months-to-6

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  93. like the valley flower hair headband.
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  94. email subscriber
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  95. entered vinyl attractions giveaway
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  96. I love the Facial Cloths Flowers Set of 5 Cream and Berry!

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  97. I would love the Cream Ivory Flower Headband Metal if I win! :)

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  98. I entered the vintage pearl gift certificate! :)

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  99. I like the Purple Flapper Hat.
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  107. I love the flowered barettes and headbands!

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  108. I entered the keychain giveaway!

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  109. I would pick the layered flower barette in berries and cream!

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  110. I left a link on my FB page.

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  111. I subscribed to your e-mails.

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  112. I like the Easter Spring Flower Beanie Newborn Girl

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  113. entered Made by MJ Gift Certificate

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  114. my best friends wife is having a baby any day now and i would love to win this for them!

    this hat is sooooo cute
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43546057/spring-flower-baby-hat-3-months-to-6

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  115. i also entered your scrubz giveaway

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  116. i am an email subscriber

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  117. i have also entered the Calm room and body spray giveaway
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  118. I think my favorite item at this time is the Set of Washcloths! I am in desperate need of new dish cloths :)

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  119. I like the Monkey Baby Ear Flap Hat Newborn.
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  120. Love the Washcloths - set of three :)

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  121. I love the Layered Flower Barrette in Poppy Red!!! How precious!

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  122. I Heart The Crafty Tortoise ---username Abbiejunesmom

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  123. The crocheted garland banner polka dots is my favorite thing! Such a cute idea.
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  124. The layered flower clip blossom would be what I pick.
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  125. Added to my etsy favorites. (xbeautifulcoma)
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  126. I entered the she essential beauty giveaway
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  127. Love the Pink Flower Hat Child Size
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  128. I would pick the Butter Cream Flower Bobby Pins
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  129. I heart crafty tortoise
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  130. entered the vintage pearl giveaway
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  131. button is on my blog at daffodilmama.blogspot.com
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  132. tweet!
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  133. i love the
    Flower Wedding Ring Pillow


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  134. i heart them on etsy
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  135. email subscriber
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  136. My fave is the Washcloth Set of 3.

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  137. email subscribe

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  138. Entered the She Essential Giveaway.

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  139. I like the Baby Boy Booties Size 3 Loafers eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  140. Spring Flowered Beanie

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  141. I like the Valley Flower Headband. http://www.etsy.com/listing/39074747/valley-flower-hair-headband

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  142. I entered the Calm Room / Body Spray giveaway
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  143. I like the Baby Bee Beanie Hat
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  144. subscriber
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  145. Button on my blog.
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  146. Layered Flower Clip Blossom.

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  147. I love the Purple Spring Flower Beanie Adult Size Women!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45243208/purple-spring-flower-beanie-adult-size

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  148. I hearted The Crafty Tortoise under the name likwan.

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  149. I love the White Wedding Flower Hair Barrette!

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  150. Omg, the bee baby beanie... too cute!!!

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  151. entered heart hand stamped pendant

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  152. entered fantasticrafts giveaway

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Thank you for entering! Good Luck!!