Saturday, October 23, 2010

8x10 Photo Giveaway

AND THE WINNER IS:
#326 - POLLY!
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Can you take amazing photo's? I know I can't. But I envy people who can. Kelly has some truly amazing photo's in her shop! LOVE the Marmot (large ground squirrel - looks just like a beaver to me)!!


*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Kelly, a former West Coaster (Vancouver) now living in Montreal for the past 7 years. Last year was quite a pivotal one - I completed a diploma in Digital Photographic Imaging at Concordia University and I left my full time job to (finally) pursue my dream of working in the arts.


*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
After a few years of selling my work through POD (Purchase on Demand) shops, I saw the demand for my work increase and thought I might try selling prints. I opened a shop on Etsy in April of this year and to my delight, I not only had sales slowly building, I had requests for larger format prints as well. I now offer cards, mini-prints and magnets in addition to a variety of formats.


*What or who inspires you?
I have an interest in anything design related whether it's architecture, mixed media, sculpture or the like. I love looking at design books, visiting art galleries and checking out the work of other artists on the web.


Often I find that my inspirations are completely dichotomous - the beauty of nature has always compelled me and I spend as much time as I can at Mount Royal or visiting the Botanical Gardens. However, I love the rougher parts of the city, particularly crumbling or abandoned buildings.


*What do you like about being a seller?
There are so many things to love about selling my own work. I not only get to express myself creatively, but I get to make money doing it. It may not be enough to survive on at this point, but the real payoff is knowing that people like my photography enough to want to put it on their wall or present it to someone else as a gift. I feel very honoured by this.


My buyers are much more to me than a transaction. Through my sales I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of really great people, many of whom I now connect with via Twitter, Facebook or email. This extended communication has really enhanced the entire experience for me.


*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I love being outside enjoying nature - taking my bike along the Lachine canal or feeding squirrels and chipmunks at Mount Royal.


*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I tend to favour my black and white pieces due to the amount of time I spend working on them. Colour can be so seductive, but once it's removed, one must enhance and define the details in a much more creative way. I find the process challenging and therefore, more rewarding.


*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/kellydbrown
Personal Website http://kdbrown.com/
Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdbrown/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kellydbrownphotography

NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
Winner's choice of 8x10 print. Many subjects to choose from.



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THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!
The draw will take place on: November 19 @ 8PM Central
This is open to Worldwide!
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 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!



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392 comments:

  1. hi, I love this image: "Come Dance with Me 8x10 Print"
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53884504/come-dance-with-me-8x10-print
    it's lovely :)

    siberja[at]hotmail[dot]it

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  2. I'm a follower :)
    (1)

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  3. I'm a follower :)
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  4. I entered the Victorian Inspired Necklace/Earring Set Giveaway

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  5. i like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/46009734/tickling-clouds-5x5-print

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  6. Signs of Spring

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  7. I love Flight of the Bumblebee

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  8. I'd love to have a print of "Come Dance with Me".

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  9. I entered the Deep Penetrating Foot Creme giveaway.

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  10. I would love to win the Moulin Rouge print!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  11. I heart Kelly on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  12. I like Kelly on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  13. I like Audrey's Give Aways on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  14. I follow you on Twitter- I'm @AmberGoo
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  15. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/28885702394
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  16. I follow your blog with google friend connect
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  17. I follow your blog with google friend connect
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  18. I entered your Nuts Online giveaway
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  19. I entered your Pepper Bay Natural Soaps giveaway
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  20. i LOVE this one
    The Sentinel - 8x10 Print

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  21. "Come Dance with Me 8x10 Print" is my fave.
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  22. Hearted Kelly on Etsy (cjwallace43)
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  23. LIKE Kelly on Facebook (Cathy Wallace)
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  24. Shared on FB
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  25. Like/Friend Audrey's Give Aways on Facebook (Cathy Wallace)
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  26. Following on twitter (cjwallace43)
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  27. Email subscriber
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  28. Tweeted
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  29. Voted for you
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  30. I would love to win Pont Neuf.

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  31. http://www.etsy.com/listing/54248846/magnolias-4x6-print
    Magnolia Flowers!
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  32. I entered the CNS giveaway
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  33. I grabbed your button
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  34. I added your other button as well
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  35. I like "Come dance with me"

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  36. My favorite photo is the Punk Horse

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48671704/punk-horse-8x10-print

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  37. I like you on facebook

    Star Struck Luck

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  38. I follow you on twitter - stephy905

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  39. I subscribe to your blog by email

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  40. heart kelly on etsy
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  41. kelly's facebook fan
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  42. followed you on twitter
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  43. your email subscriber
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  44. tweet
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  45. followed you on GFC #1- Jessica

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  46. followed you on GFC #2- Jessica

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  47. entered $15 gift cert to greetings by design

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  48. entered deep penetrating foot creme giveaway

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  49. entered annabelle's art giveaway

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  50. enterd bubble planner giveaway

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  51. entered necklace/earring set giveaway

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  52. entered whipped creme moisturizer giveaway

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  53. entered skin care gift bag giveaway

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  54. entered secrets to bow making giveaway

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  55. entered custom candle spell kit giveaway

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  56. entered $50 gift certificat giveaway

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  57. entered handmade snowman giveaway

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  58. entered winner's choice of earrings giveaway

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  59. entered CSN $80 gift code giveaway

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  60. i like Inside Your World


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  61. email subscriber


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  62. Like/Friend Audrey's Give Aways on Facebook


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  63. Mention the give away on Facebook with a link, let me know that you did


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  64. LIKE Kelly on Facebook

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  66. Love the Signs of Spring print - http://www.etsy.com/listing/45304763/signs-of-spring-8x10-print

    ALso following Kelly on Facebook and on Twitter (Drcat1981)

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  67. Tickling Clouds is one of my favorites!

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  68. Hearted! (Blancetcaramel)

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  69. I follow you on Twitter (janichani)

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  70. I love "We Were There" :)

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  71. I hearted Kelly on ETSY (mropat)

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  72. fave: mini montreal
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    xoxoxo

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  73. hearted Kelly's etsy shop
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    xoxoxo

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  74. subscribed via email
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  75. follow blog #1
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  76. follow blog #2
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  77. voted
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  78. I love Lily Oh Lily and Inside the Hall of Mirrors!

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  79. I follow on Twitter as dspdavey.

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  80. I just love 'Two For Tuesday'.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51703203/two-for-tuesday-8x8-print

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  81. I love the Handsome Hound and Zen Garden.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  82. I heart Kelly on Etsy.
    username: Clenna

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  83. I like Audrey's Give Aways on FB

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  84. I subscribe via email

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  85. #1 I follow via Google

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  86. #2 I follow via Google

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  87. I love your image of the Handsome Hound 8x12 Print...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  88. Like AGA on FB...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  89. Email subscriber...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  90. Entered your pink watch giveaway...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  91. I really like her Tickling Clouds 8x8 Print the best.

    Donna
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  92. I "heart" Kelly's Shop on ETSY

    Donna
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    ETSY username: 2Cats4Me

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  93. I "like" Kely on facebook

    Donna Hufman Warrington
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  94. I'm a facebook fan.

    Donna Hufman Warrington
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  95. I follow you on Twitter as
    2Cats2See

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  96. I subscribe through e-mail

    Donna
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  97. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/2Cats2See/status/28990670205

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  98. entered Annabelle's Art giveaway

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  99. I follow your blog

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  100. I follow your blog -2

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  101. I'd choose this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49486485/lily-oh-lily-8x10-print

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  102. hearted Kelly's shop, my Etsy name is dova113

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  103. your email subscriber

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  104. GFC follower #1

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  105. GFC follower #2

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  106. Magnolias 8x10 Fine Art Photo is my fav

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  107. I love the flight of the bumblebee!!

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  108. I like Pennies from Heaven 8x10 Print.

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  109. I Heart Kelly on Etsy - janetfaye

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  110. I like Kelly on FB - Janet Fri

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  111. I like Audreys Give Aways on FB - Janet Fri

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  112. I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  113. Email subscribed.

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  114. 1. I follow this blog - janetfaye

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  115. 2. I follow this blog - janetfaye

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  116. 1. Your Give Away button is on my right sidebar:
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  117. 2. Your Give Away button is on my right sidebar:
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  118. I voted for you on We're On The Fence.

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  119. Ooh! I'm loving "Never Blue"

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52782358/never-blue-8x8-print

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  120. I like Never Blue. I LOVE Paris!

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  121. I added kelly to my favorites on etsy

    princessophia

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  122. I follow you on twitter

    sofiathereader

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  123. I follow your blog

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  124. I follow your blog

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  125. I'd go for the magnolia blooms! http://www.etsy.com/listing/55505467/magnolias-8x10-fine-art-photo

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  126. "My Winter Sky" is the one I like best.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    –Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  127. I love the Magnolias Diptych 8x10 Print
    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

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  128. LIKE Kelly on Facebook as Jen M.
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  129. like you on facebook as Jen M.
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  130. follow you on twitter @jenyasha
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  131. tweet http://twitter.com/jenyasha/status/29128070491
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  132. subscribe via email
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  133. follow via GFC 1
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  139. entered the nuts online giveaway
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  140. entered the greetings by design giveaway
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  141. entered the foot creme giveaway
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  142. entered the annabelle's art giveaway
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  143. entered the bubble planner giveaway
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  144. entered the whipped creme giveaway
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  145. entered the skin care gift bag giveaway
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  146. entered the executive shoppe $50gc giveaway
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  147. entered the shade of her earrings giveaway
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  148. entered the csn stores giveaway
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  149. I love the Signs of Spring photo! Gorgeous!!

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  150. I like the Signs of spring photo

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  151. I entered the victorian inspired necklace giveaway.

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  152. I entered the Shades of Her earrings giveaway

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  153. My favourite print is 'Magnolias'

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  154. I've already hearted the store on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

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  155. I'm a fan of Kelly D Brown on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

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  156. I'm a fan of AGA on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

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  157. I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

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  158. I tweeted about it:

    http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/29159598636

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  159. I would pick this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55505467/magnolias-8x10-fine-art-photo.

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  160. I follow you on twitter (Sanna4444)

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  161. I like the Inside Your World 8x8 Print
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  162. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Ludmilochka/status/29182994316
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  163. LIKE Kelly on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
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  164. Friend Audrey's Give Aways on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
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  165. Follow this blog via GFC=Lyudmila
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  166. Follow this blog via GFC=Lyudmila
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  167. I have just voted for Audrey's Give Away Blog!
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  168. Grabbed your blog button on my blog
    (entry 1)
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  169. Grabbed your blog button on my blog
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  170. Your Christmas button here (entry 1)
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  171. Your Christmas button here (entry 2)
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  172. I also entered Victorian Inspired Necklace/Earring Set Giveaway
    Lyudmila
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  173. I love this one: Magnolias Diptych. So pretty!

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  174. I really love Flight of the Bumblebee.

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  175. I hearted Kelly on Etsy under CraftCherry.

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  176. I liked Kelly on Facebook under Cerise Wade.

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  177. The Chickapug or Pugadee! Cuteness!!

    Thanks!
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  178. I entered your Opas Soap giveaway
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  179. I like the pennies from heaven print

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  180. I hearted Kelly on Etsy . Stephaus

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  181. I followed u on twitter @funkeechkn

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  182. i tweeted this giveaway @funkeechkn

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  183. Wow! So hard to just choose one. I'd have to go w/ Perpetual Beauty but I also loved Dizzy too.

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  184. I entered the Signature Pumpkin Soap Giveaway.

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  185. LOVE the "we were there" print!

    laurainc at hotmail dotcom

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  186. If I win, I would love to have this Chickapug or Pugadee 8x10 Print! so cute! :D

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  187. Hearted Kelly's shop! :) name: Alvin Darmawan

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  188. LIKED Kelly on facebook :)

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