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Reader Celebration :: Handmade Colectibles

cole
up for grabs: a $30 gift certificate to handmade colectibles

meet Cole, the lovely lady behind the blog, Letters from CoCo, the designer of Handmade Colectibles, and one of Wild & Precious' lovely monthly sponsors!

Q: What was your inspiration behind starting your shop?
A: Last September we were walking along a street in Huntington Beach where all these handmade artists were out selling their art and I remember being amazed at some of the creations I saw. That night the desire to come up with my own crafty niche began. Several months later I was playing around with an idea for a modern wreath for my new house and after I made a few I decided that I had found my craft. A year later and I'm working on wreaths for my first street boutique.

Q: Do you have any "crafting quirks," things you do when crafting -- listening to music, drinking wine.. etc.
A: Most of the time I'm sitting on the couch rolling felt flowers while the kids are watching sesame street. But whenever I need a little extra inspiration I'll put on some of my current favorites and get lost in the music while working.

Q: What is your earliest memory of crafting?
A: My craftiness began with scrapbooking and journaling. I wish I still had time for both. I like to try something new once a month. I used to use the excuse that oh I'm just not that crafty. But I was, I just didn't know it until I actually tried some new things.

Q: If you could walk up to any celebrities door and see one of your wreaths, whose door would you want that to be?
A: Jennifer Aniston. She's always been one of my favorites and if I saw my wreath on her door I would probably go nuts with excitement.

where to find Cole:
blog  |  etsy  |  facebook


How to Win:
Visit Cole's shop & come back to let me know what your most favorite design is.
{This is a mandatory entry & must be done prior to any other entries}

additional ways to enter:
1. follow Wild & Precious & Letters from CoCo
with google friend connect {2 entries each}
2. favorite Handmade Colectibles on etsy
3. be a fan of Wild & Precious & Handemade Collectibles on Facebook {1 entry each}
4. Tweet about the giveaway. {1 entry per day}
make sure to include @blairita and a link
5. follow me (@blairita ) on twitter {1 entry each}
6. add my button to your side bar
7. blog about this reader celebration linking to my celebration page {2 entries}
8.  let me know if you've entered another celebration giveaway {1 entry total}

{you must leave a separate comment for each entry. for example: this includes leaving 2 separate comments for following. Giveaway closes late Wednesday night 10/27& winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Monday 11/1 with the rest of the celebration winners}


If y'all haven't met Cole {via her blog} -- I know you will love her.
Good luck everyone!

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311 comments...:

  1. I love the carnival wreath with the cute bunting! and the dreamy orange flower clip is really dreamy!

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  2. hearted handmade collectibles on etsy!

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  3. have your button on my blog!
    http://ebony-ivory-rainbow.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ohh I love those wreaths:) Keeping my fingers crossed:)
    Thanks,sweetie


    Ps: I am hosting a $50 gift certificate GIVEAWAY later on today, so please join in :) ...I bet you will love it!!!

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  5. oh lovely!!!
    love the "Christmas rose ribbon wreath" I have been looking for one for ages!!

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  6. Oooh I love Cole and her wreaths! And I follow you both faithfully! :]

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  8. I entered the giveaway from Sandy a la Mode.

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  9. I love the headbands she has in her shop - lovely!

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  10. I love the dreamy orange flower clip!

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  14. My favourite would be the gold and cream rosette wreath! so pretty! :)

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  16. already a follower of your lovely blog (love the new look btw!)

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  17. hearted Handmade Collectibles etsy shop :)

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  18. Handmade colectibles is a favorite on etsy!

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  19. I really liked the Perfect Fall Rosette Wreath.

    I also have decided to follow both Letters from Coco and Wild and Precious blogs with Friend Connect.

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  20. I like handmade colectibles on facebook!

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  22. I tweeted about the giveaway (@shelltonbelle)!

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  23. in LOVE with the fall autumn rosette wreath!

    p.s. i LOVE cole - she's such a sweetheart and im a fan of her blog. :)

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  24. I love the striped Christmas ribbon wreath!!

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  25. I like handmade collectibles! :)

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  26. aaaaaaaand I follow you on twitter now! :) GREAT giveaway - thanks for the entries! :)

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  27. I love the orange and grey rosette wreath

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  28. looooove the handmade burnt orange rosette wreath

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  29. This item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55145361/handmade-ribbon-and-felt-wreath-by-cole is my absolute FAVORITE! I love the colors, the textures.....everything about it.

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  30. Following Cole already! She's lovely!

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  31. Made Handmade Colectibles a FAVORITE on Etsy!

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  32. Fan of Handmade Collectibles on FB!

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  33. Tweeted about this! @itsmichelelee

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  34. Following you on Twitter already!

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  35. Button beautifully added to side bar already. :)

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  36. Blogged about reader celebration!

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  37. Linked celebration page to posted blog!

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  38. Entered in Sandy, Monique, and Isla's giveaways for you!

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  39. Sorry, forgot to post blogged link: http://macattackyo.blogspot.com/2010/10/arent-these-wreaths-just-lovely-and.html

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  40. ahhhh love these!! i've really been wanting a yarn/felt wreath! i realllly like the fall rosette wreath.

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  41. marked as a favorite on etsy!

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  42. i became a fan of you and handmade collectibles on facebook!

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  43. love, love, love the fall rosette wreath!
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  44. I love the shades of green wreath, it reminds me of old fashioned hats and velvet collars.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  45. I entered the Sandy A La Mode giveaway.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  46. forgot to mention i follow your blog. duh.

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  47. also, i entered the Greenview Lane giveaway.

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  49. 2.- I love the fall romance rosette wreath, is wonderful!!

    flordtaronger at gmail dot com

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  50. following letters from coco
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  51. liked handmade collectible on facebook
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  52. liked w&p on facebook
    bbgoad@gmail.com

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  53. My favorite thing in her shop is the handmade ribbon and felt wreath. So pretty. :)

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  54. I'm a new follower of yours
    entry 1

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  55. I'm a new follower of yours
    entry 2

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  56. I follow Letters From CoCo
    entry 1

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  57. I follow Letters From CoCo
    entry 2

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  58. I added Handmade Colectibles to my Favorites on Etsy.

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  59. I'm a fan of Wild & Precious on Facebook.

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  60. I'm a fan of Handemade Colectibles on Facebook.

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  61. I added your button to my blog.
    http://hellokendracupcake.blogspot.com/p/favorite-blogs.html

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  62. I blogged about this giveaway
    http://hellokendracupcake.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
    entry 1

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  63. I blogged about this giveaway
    http://hellokendracupcake.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
    entry 2

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  64. I'm entered in your Petunia blooms giveaway, and your Sandy a la Mode giveaway.

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  65. I follow @blairita on twitter (@shelltonbelle)!

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  66. i like handmade collectibles and added them to my page's faves on facebook

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  67. The handmade ribbon & felt wreath is my favorite item! The colors are just perfect for my living room walls.

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  68. now i follow letters to coco too :-)

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  69. I love Cole's heart rosette wreaths! So pretty!

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  70. I am already following Cole's blog.

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  71. I am now following Wild and Precious.

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  72. handmade colectibles is a favorite of mine on etsy.

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  76. I'm in love with the Aqua Rose headband! So many cute things in her store I couldn't pick!



    dreamerklc@gmail.com

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  77. I'm a new follower of your blog and Cole's Blog! love them!!!


    dreamerklc@gmail.com

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  78. I like the Yellow Bloom Headband.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  79. I follow W&P with GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #1

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  80. I follow W&P with GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #2

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  81. I follow Letters from CoCo via GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #1

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  82. I follow Letters from CoCo via GFC.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    #2

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  83. I fave Handmade Collectibles on Etsy (houseofplush).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  84. I'm a fan of W&P on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  85. I follow you on Twitter @kiddo47.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  86. I have your button on my blog.

    http://kiddomerriweather.blogspot.com

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  87. I entered The Sweetest Petunia giveaway.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  88. I like Handmade Collectibles on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  89. love the Handmade Ribbon and Felt Wreath - Carnival.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  90. http://gangsterpixiestyle.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/a-few-giveaways/
    blogged. about it.

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  91. I have entered a few others already. :)

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  92. Oh, and there is a wreath that I LOVED it has little orange flowers. that one would be on my door everyday!

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  93. Liked you and handmade collectibles on FB.

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  94. Also entered other giveaways.

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  95. following you on twitter @jhitomi
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  96. entered in petunia blooms giveaway
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  97. I think my favorite is the handmade ribbon & felt wreath. Love them all!

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  98. have already favorited Handmade Colectibles

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  99. This is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57899607/handmade-ribbon-and-felt-wreath

    jkupc7 at gmail dot com

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  100. I follow wild and precious! #1

    jkupc7 at gmail dot com

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  101. I follow wild and precious! #2

    jkupc7 at gmail dot com

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  102. I follow Letters from CoCo! #1

    jkupc7 at gmail dot com

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  103. I follow Letters from CoCo! #2

    jkupc7 at gmail dot com

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  104. I entered the Sweetest Petunia giveaway too.


    jkupc7 at gmail dot com

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  105. I like the heart rosette wreath

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  106. handmade ribbon and felt wreath by Cole is my favorite.

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  107. I entered another one of your giveaways.

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  108. I tweeted about the giveaway (@shelltonbelle)!

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  109. I like the handmade ribbon and felt wreath by Cole


    cmw_2289 at yahoo dot com

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  110. I adore her Fall Rosette Weath...i mean really adore it!!!!

    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  111. GFC follower:)
    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  112. Entered Jacky's giveaway too:)
    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  113. ONE OF MY MANY FAVORITE ITEMS IS THE "aqua rose headband" SHE SELLS kytah00@yahoo.com

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  114. 1/FOLLOWING YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  115. 2/FOLLOWING YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  116. FAVED HER SHOP ON ETSY USER NAME "gmissycat@yahoo.com" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  117. LIKED YOUR BLOG ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com/kytah00 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  118. LIKED HANDMADE COLLECTIBLES ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com/kytah00 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  119. FOLLOWING YOU ON TWITTER USER NAME "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  120. did a little link up from my blog :)

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  121. I asolutely LOVE the Heart rosette wreath.

    hebert024 at aoldot com

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  122. I love the Fall romance Wreath!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  123. I entered other celebration giveaways!

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  124. the gold and cream rosettes wreath is my favorite.

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  125. I love the Scarlet rose ribbon wreath!

    DragonflyKissesJewelry@gmail.com

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  126. I would love to have the Scarlet rose ribbon wreath. I hate changing stuff out seasonally, so this would be perfect for year-round decorating!

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  127. I like the handmade ribbon and felt wreath-carnival

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  128. I follow you on google friend connect #1

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  129. I follow you on google friend connect #2

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  130. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of yours
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  131. I follow you on twitter, lunaj1456

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  132. I love the aqua rose headband, and I know my little sister would too!

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  133. I love the aqua rose headband, and I know my little sister would too!

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  134. I have been following Cole's blog for months now. I just love her and her blog to bits. :)

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  135. I am a fan of Handmade Collectables on FB.

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  136. I tweeted about this giveaway today. (@justhope412)

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  137. And I follow you on Twitter. :)

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  138. I tweeted about the giveaway (@shelltonbelle)!

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  139. i love the Ribbon and felt floral wreath from her shop! It's lovely! xoxo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  140. following Wild & Precious 1

    xo

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  141. following Wild and Precious 2

    xoxo

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  142. following Letters from CoCo via google friend connect (1)

    xoxo

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  143. following Letters from CoCo via google friend connect (2)

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  144. favorited Handmade Collectibles on facebook...xo

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  145. fan of Wild and Precious on facebook

    xo

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  146. Following Handmade Collectible on facebook...

    xo

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  147. following you on twitter @sparkily

    xo

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  148. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Yellow Bloom Fall Wreath!

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  149. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I entered the Petunia Blooms contest!

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  150. I like

    dark christmas rosette wreath
    huffychic@gmail.com

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