Tuesday, December 01, 2009

giveaway day!


**Thanks to everyone who visited!  I'm closing the comments, and will choose a winner (and hopefully post photos of the surprise!) tomorrow.***








It's finally here!  I'm thrilled to be participating in Sew, Mama, Sew's December Giveaway Day...and thrilled to finally be able to see what everyone else will be giving away.  It's like a reward for sewing!


Here's the deal at Give It a Go. With me, there's always a theme...parties, meals, presents--you name it, I theme it.  What better theme for Giveaway Day than giving?  The Give-It-a-Goods:


::  a five-minute gift card holder, Christmas style;











::  fabric (including Amy Butler, Robert Kaufman, and even some of my beloved AMH), Steam-a-Seam, and snaps to make 3 more;










::  a handmade reusable book gift bag--perfect for giving a gift of books...and then as a child's library tote, a spot to corral bedtime read-alouds,   or to pass on with another gift of books inside.  There's even a pocket for the card!












::  a surprise.  It's handmade, and kind of a neat thing to have around the house, and though it is about giving, it's not about gifting.    I'm not showing it here because 1) I haven't made it yet (I'm nothing if not honest) and 2) it'll have its own post once I have.  
    To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by the evening of December 6th; I'll pick a winner using the RNG.  Please make sure I know how to contact you!  I'm happy to ship internationally.

    Happy December!

    389 comments:

    1. HI!
      Hello from Portugal!
      I'm in!
      Kisses

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    2. Hello from the Basque Country! Your giveaway is really generous. Thanks!

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    3. Wow, great giveaway! Count me in!

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    4. Hi from Hong Kong! Count me in for the giveaway, too! Thank you!

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    5. Wow what a package! Thanks for the chance to win :)

      apeak AT hotmail DOT com

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    6. Oh no! I just wrote you the longest comment in history - then my computer crashed! Bugger!
      Anyhow, everyone is telling you where they are from, so I am from New Zealand.
      Lovely giveaway - I hope I win!

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    7. great giveaway!! hi from hawaii!

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    8. this is more a of 'giveaway package' isn't it?! You are so fun- it's great. I am intrigued about the thing you are making. I am going to follow you now, the alphabet tree looks good

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    9. wow!! great giveaway :)))
      please count me in!!
      and go to my blog
      http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/
      I'm hosting this giveaway too :))

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    10. wow, that's sounds grate. count on me please

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    11. So glad to find your blog. I am heading over to look at your state luggage tags now. I was making some plain ones yesterday, but these are really cute!

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    12. So fun to discover all these new blogs! Love the giveaway. Thanks!

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    13. I'm having a blast reading all these creative blogs!

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    14. Please count me in! I love surprises!!!
      Thanks a lot for the chance.

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    15. so many giveaways! hopefully i have a chance!

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    16. I'm a "theme" person myself! Thanks so much!

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    17. what fun! i've just started sewing and i've been looking to add fabrics to my stash. great giveaway!

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    18. Great little package! Thanks!

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    19. Fun!
      eadelarm@yahoo.com

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    20. I love your other posts...good job!

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    21. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the mystery! ^_^
      abigail.lee {At} gmail.com

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    22. Lovely!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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    23. I love the mystery of a surprise gift! What fun! I'd love to win!
      hammondbride at gmail dot com

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    24. Oh yeah....this will be fun. Please count me in.

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    25. Love surprises! This sounds great.
      gracescotkeith at hotmail dot com

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    26. OO I love a good mystery! Fun!

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    27. oh, wonderful giveaway! thank you!

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    28. wow! sounds great!
      i would obviosly looove to win!
      thanks!

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    29. How fun!Come by my blog and enter too.

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    30. I can't resist a surprise! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    31. This might be the most generous giveaway I've seen yet!

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    32. Thanks for the giveaway! Loving the ideas and blog!

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    33. what a nice giveaway! Count me in

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    34. this is a great giveaway! Surprises are always so fun!

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    35. thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

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    36. this is a very generous giveaway. thank you!!

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    37. How wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

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    38. Sew Awesome! :) Thanks for participating!

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    39. This is so generous of you!

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    40. super giveaway! i love it all.

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    41. cute! i want to know what the surprise is...!

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    42. What a great giveaway and surprises are fun!

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    43. I really like your card pouches and a suprise to boot?!

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    44. the suspense is killing me! thank you for the opportunity!

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    45. great package! thanks.
      jacquelynbateman@hotmail.com

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    46. Greetings from Spain...yep! a surprise gift!

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    47. What a wonderful giveaway!
      Happy December

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    48. what a beautiful book bag!

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    49. oh my goodness I love that book bag! And of course the surprise has me very intrigued...
      thanks for sharing!

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    50. What a fun giveaway -- and, yes, themes are always fun! Thanks for the chance!

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    51. This is a great giveaway. Thanks so much for hosting it.

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    52. Thank you for the generous giveaway of your beautiful things!

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    53. So many gifts! I loved the idea of the card holder! I'll will HAVE TO use it for something!

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    54. That totebag is so adorable! What a great idea!

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    55. Thanks for having your giveaway! jennirowles @yahoo.com

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    56. Fun prizes! THank you. alusco@centurytel.net

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    57. great prizes! How fun would it be to get these goodies in the mail??

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    58. Love all the things your giving. Thank you so much for the give away. Would love to win.

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    59. This is quite the giveaway package! So generous. I love the idea of the quick gift card holder.

      Thanks!

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    60. Great giveaway! thanks for the op!
      toilandtrouble [at] spambog [dot] com

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    61. The library bag is a good idea!

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    62. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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    63. great away count me in too.
      delitealex2006atyahoodotcom

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    64. A handmade gift card holder! Love it :)

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    65. These are GREAT give-aways! I looove the bag! And I love your blog! Glad to find you!

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    66. How generous, and what a cute idea. Thanks!

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    67. This is a truly awesome giveaway, thanks! Great ideas for future gifts, too.

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    68. The "read me" bag is excellent!

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    69. What a great give away! The read me bag is just too cute. :)

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    70. my two favorite things ever! fabric and books. Thanks for the giveaway and my chance to win!

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    71. I love themes too! This is so much fun, I love everything!
      Thank you so much for this oppurtunity!
      Tiff

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    72. Wow that is a generous bunch of goodies! I love that book tote!

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    73. I' d love to win! that book tote is too nice to just give it away. I'd keep it.

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    74. what lovely things you've made! i could go for any of them -(and even a surprise, too! yay!)
      thanks for helping make giveaway day as awesome as it is :)
      sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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    75. What lovely giveaways. Thanks!

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    76. So many fun things! Thanks for the giveaway.
      jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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    77. AWESOME giveaway!! Thank you for giving..hope you are having a good time!!

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    78. Adorable! (Says this sewing mama from San Antonio, TX!)

      Thanks for being part of the give-away - can't wait to see the surprise!

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    79. Wow some super fun stuff! Thanks!

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    80. Oh, I'd love to win. Just.So.Cute.
      a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    81. Great giveaway!!! Hello from Greece!

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    82. Wha a cute card holder. I bet it would work for business cards too!

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    83. Wow great giveaway! Count me in.
      kbsteuber@yahoo.com

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    84. So many cute things! I love them!

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    85. Wow, what a generous giveaway! I'd love to win this one!

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    86. Adorable items all! Thank you for the opprotunity to win. Julie

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    87. loving the little gift card holders

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    88. What a generous giveaway! I adore that book bag : )

      Thanks for the opportunity!
      secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    89. Wow look at all of those goodies! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    90. what an awesome giveaway! This is so wonderful! pick me!

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    91. That is one fantastic giveaway! Thanks! patriciaconesa@gmail.com

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    92. Beautiful, Beautiful!

      cassandra.pendergraff at gmail dot com

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    93. Hello from Lansing MI, I'd love to win!

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    94. What a fabulous giveaway! Love it!

      attemptingcreativity at gmail dot com

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    95. Such a generous giveaway. I'd love to win.

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    96. I love your reading bag...
      Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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    97. thanks for coming to my blog. good luck on al the giveaways. your giveaway stuff is so cute

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    98. Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

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    99. Very sweet giveaway..some to keep and some to give! Great ideas too by the way. Blessings to you this Christmas season and thanks for participating!

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    101. a great giveaway, thank you.....

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    102. Awesome giveaway! thank you for hosting this

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    103. What an awesome giveaway! Hi from New Hampshire!

      Oboed@aol.com

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    104. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    105. I don't know what I like best :-D
      Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

      Greetings from Barcelona, Spain!

      Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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    106. Greetings from Ireland - just love all your stuff - its so bright & lovely
      Merry Christmas

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    107. Wow--what a generous giveaway. I love reading new blogs and seeing all the crafty goodness!

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    108. What a generous giveaway! Thank you!

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    109. I really love the card holder - & the fabric is really lovely
      Merry Christmas to you

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    110. What a give away! I love the card holder.

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    111. these are such wonderful gifts! thanks for your generosity!
      -aileen (aawiesner@juno.com)

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    112. I love the gift card holder, what a great idea!
      Thanks for the chance to win.
      Sta'Cee j_godard@yahoo.com

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    113. I love surprises! It makes the already awesome giveaway even more so!
      shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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    114. What a great package of stuff! I love the "read me" bag, and so would my daughter!
      annamaschke@hotmail.com

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    115. Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance

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    116. Fun! Giveaway day is awesome.

      Michelle
      michelou[at]gmail[dot]com

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    117. very generous, count me in please!

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    118. Very fun love the colors of the five minute card holder! email on profile

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    119. What a lovely give away, the fabrics are beautiful, and I love the book bag! Thanks! I am pretty sure my email is on my profile :)

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    120. Fabulous giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance!

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    121. Love those 5 minute card ideas. How wonderful is that.

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    122. Great giveaway...thanks for the chance to win!

      allison.forsyth@comcast.net

      Alli

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    123. I like your giveaway but I love the little gift card holder! I have to go and sew a couple NOW, lol :)

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    124. I love the items you are giving away. Count me in.

      mframe00@yahoo.com

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    125. what a nice giveaway! thank you!
      jesshea(at)gmail(dot)com

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    126. what a nice giveaway! thank you!
      jessheaatgmaildotcom

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    127. That tote is so cute! We go to the library almost everyday so that would come in REAL handy. :) Thanks!!

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    128. A library book bag is on my list of "to-do's" which is constantly getting longer and longer. What a great giveaway!

      kikisdeals@hotmail.com

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    129. What fun things you are giving away!

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    130. From corn country...Indiana!

      Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway! You're far too generous!
      Merry Christmas!
      mayhem5@softhome.net
      http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/

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    131. Cool bag! And a surprise? I'll have to check back in.

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    132. I love those gift card holders! If I don't win, I might have to make some anyway!

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    133. Nice giveaway! I'd love to win these! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    134. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for offering!!

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    135. Yay for freebies! A poor college student thanks you. copernicus721@msn.com

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    136. I love that bag. A person can never have too many bags!

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    137. Oh this bag lady loves surprises!

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    138. Wow... what a generous giveaway! I love it all and I think your state luggage tag tutorial is awesome!
      Thanks for the opportunity!! -Michell

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    139. This is a great giveaway! Please count me in!!
      Happy Holidays!
      h_freund@Hotmail.com

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    140. wow, very cool giveaway
      heidi[dot]cipriano[at]gmail[dot]com

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    141. Thanks for a great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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    142. Sewing's my thing!
      cynsaw2@hotmail.com

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    143. Great giveaway count me in please.

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    144. Great giveaway! I'm excited!
      ferilyn@yahoo.com

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    145. Such a wonderful giveaway!! Thanks for doing it!

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    146. Such pretty material. So nice of you to do this!

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    147. Fabulous giveaway! Count me in!

      -Julie

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    148. I love the cute do-it-yourself! you could make such adorable things with those :)

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    149. Thanks for the giveaway! If I should happen to win, please let me know - elizabethdaming@yahoo.com

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    150. Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. -dez
      simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

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    151. oh, I love the cute card holder! <3

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    152. So cute and practical! Thanks for a chance to win.
      curry.jessica@gmail.com

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    153. what a great giveaway! I'd love to win.

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    154. What lovely prizes! Thanks for the chance to enter!

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    156. The "Read Me" tote is to die for! I would love to sport that to my local library!!!

      Thanks for the opportunity.

      Love,
      Jodi

      jrenshaw@hotmail.com

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    157. This is very generous. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    158. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    159. What a fun giveaway! Thank you so much for the chanc to win these goodies.

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    160. Oh, I love it! Especially the book bag...what a perfect library bag for the kiddos!

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    161. Love everything - simple and graphic and bright.

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