Friday, May 22, 2009

Custom silhouette giveaway.

I am so excited for today.
I get to host a giveaway for Crystal of 

The person whose blog inspired me to start my own.

(Did I ever tell you that Crystal?)

The person who has encouraged me and helped me navigate 
through some really complicated Etsy adventures.
 
She even sent me a care package with 
home baked bread after Janey was born.  

Home. Baked. Bread.  

Who does that?
Crystal does.


Let me tell you.
She loves her husband and boys.  
Loves them beautifully.
 
She is an inspiration as a wife, a mother, a friend and crafter.

I cannot even begin to count the number of things that I have learned from her.


She is generously offering a custom 5 x 7 silhouette.

But don't be fooled.

This is no ordinary silhouette.
Crystal does not do ordinary.

This is a hand cut AND stitched silhoutte.

Because that's how she rolls.

Seriously, click on the pictures to see the sweet detailing.
Doesn't it bring tears to your eyes?
If you have a heartbeat, I know that you will want to win.

That's why I am getting crazy with chances.
(Plus, I am addicted to comments.  There, I admitted it.  Sue me.)

For each entry leave a separate comment.
Go nuts!!!

1. Visit her shop.  Come back here and tell me your favorite item.
2.  Visit her blog.  Leave her some comment love.
3.  Follow her blog.  
(Seriously, if you aren't yet, you're crazy.)
4.  Make a purchase from her shop.
5.  Heck, follow my blog.  
(I almost linked it.  Duh, you're already here.)
6.  Tweet about this giveaway.
7.  Facebook it to your peeps.
8.  Blog about her shop or this giveaway.
9.  Tell me why you started blogging.
10.  Come over and fix my drywall.  
(I promise to rig the contest for anyone who takes me up 
on this offer.  Just being honestly dishonest.)

Entries will close at noon Pacific time on Monday May 25th.  
Just in time for a Memorial Day BBQ extravaganza.

Hooray!
  

217 comments:

  1. Thanks for interoducing us to Crystal. I love her blog and just visited her shop. My fave is the JOY bunting - I would order it to hang in my kids' room.

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  2. ...and left some comment love on Little Bit funky.

    Have a great day, Julie!

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  3. You are too kind to me Julie! :)

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  4. The silhouettes are gorgeous, but I love all the burp cloths too!

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  5. I love love love her dream pillows! I can't wait to get mine!

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  6. I left a comment! I also adore Crystal & look forward to peeking at her blog everyday!

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  7. I already follow Little Bit Funky! : )

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  8. I am making my first purchase from her shop! I ordered a dream pillow!!! I am so excited!!!

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  9. I am now one of your loyal followers!

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  10. I love Spritz-Sweet Little Hand Felted Bird!!!! SO cute!

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  11. I left a comment for her on her blog!

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  12. I posted about the giveaway!

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  13. I will send my husband over right away to work on the drywall! ;-) Too bad you aren't close, otherwise I really would! LOL! He's good with stuff like that, seeing as he did that kind of work for a few years!

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  14. I already follow Crystal's blog ridiculously, lol... but i think I just found another one! What a witty way to do a give away! Love it! Off to leave her some blogging love. :)

    Oh, and I started blogging at first because of my business... (just had show dates on there) but then started to find blogs like Crystal's and felt the need to join in!!! She rocks. :)

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  15. I started blogging because I love sharing my family & crafting projects!

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  16. Her etsy shop is so cute!! I love the dream pillows, but would have to have the pink silohuette if I won!

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  17. I follow your blog, religiously I must admit! You are inspiring!

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  18. How much would a plane ticket be to California from Tallahassee? My husband could totally repair your drywall, I wish, hee hee! Too far to travel!

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  19. I am now following her blog! Too cute!

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  20. I left a comment for Crystal on her blog!

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  21. I started blogging originally because of my business. To let people get to know the person behind the monogram shop. To know that I am a stay at home mom with craziness going on, that I am up until all hours of the night & that it's not easy, but that I love every minute of it (well, almost every minute!)

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  22. I visited her blog yesterday and her shop. I love the on-the-dot lunch bag. So cute!

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  23. I'm not really sure why I started blogging. But I do. And I like it.

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  25. I blogged about Little Bit Funky on my blog!! You can see it here http://tinytulip.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!

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  26. opps, i deleted my previous comment. had a horrible spelling error.

    i am now following Crystals blog.
    thanks.

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  27. My favorite from her shop is the Dream pillow.

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  28. And I started blogging a month after we lost our son, baby number 3, to SIDS. I needed something to do and blogging was it. I have loved it for two years now!

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  29. I have seen this shop several times and LOVE it! My fav is the little artist clipboard! so cute!
    Jeanette

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  30. I love the aqua polka dot lunch sack from Crystal's Etsy shop...too clever!

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  31. I already follow Crystal...LOVE those silhouettes that she does and ALL the bright colors!

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  32. I started blogging to keep all of our family and friends up to date on our comings and goings and to keep up with our newborn daughter (who is almost 2 now). It's been a great outlet for me!

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  33. my favorite is definetly the giveaway item!! I have been looking for an excuse to get my hands on one of these for a while now!!

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  34. I began blogging in an attempt to keep my so-cal family in the loop, as a diary for myself, and as a creative outlet. Inspired by a few of my favorite bloggers like you- Julie- of course!

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  35. I follow you and now flow Little Bit Funky...love both!!

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  36. Great stuff! My favorite item in her shop has to be the Sweet n Sassy Spring and Summer Dress! So super cute!

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  37. I have been "following" you without actually being a follower, but I am now.

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  38. I started blogging to promote my Etsy shop. It has turned into being more about my life and kids. I have met some really great people through it.

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  39. I found Crystal's blog from yours a while ago, I am following her now.

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  40. My computer isn't letting me open her blog, but I already follow her and leave comments often.

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  41. I LOVE the Custom Funky Silhouette with the pink and black and white fabric, so cute!

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  42. I left a comment on Crystal's post about Aaron wearing babylegs.

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  43. I first started blogging when I was pregnant so out of town family could get updates easily. But I had no idea how much I would love blogging (reading and posting).

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  44. Just posted on Crystal's blog! YAY!

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  45. Just signed up to follow Crystal's blog. AWESOME! My chances to win are getting better and better.

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  46. I already follow your blog....AND AM ADDICTED. Seriously. Are there support groups? :)

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  47. My favorite thing in her shop is Pop Garden--Fresh Spring and Summer Bag-

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  48. OK....now my Facebook status urges all moms to visit for the giveaway...wait...this will decrease my chances to win...what was I thinking....*sigh* ha!

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  49. I started blogging to journal our adoption journey. I now also wirte on a mom's blog and on a craft blog... it is addicting!

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  50. I originally started blogging about my pregnancy last October for family who were out of town. That got me hooked and now I'm slowly convincing myself to dive in and go crazy on another emerging blog idea.

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  51. I just blogged about Crystal's shop at http://happyishappydoes.blogspot.com. ONE MORE ENTRY...woot! woot!

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  52. Lastly, I would offer to fix your drywall but I'm not sure if you'd be satisfied with what I can do with Modge Podge, scrapbook paper and ribbon. Could make for an interesting tutorial, though. ;)

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  53. My favorite thing is the summer bag. :)

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  54. Ummm...Everything! But, I will say Little Artist Clipboard/Chalkboard-Vintage Circus.

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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  55. Left her some comment love!

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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  56. Following her blog!

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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  57. Following your blog!

    tornem(At)yahoo.com

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  58. Started blogging to share out lives with friends and family who are far away.

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  59. Ooooooh I LOVE those silhouettes that she does!!! I also am so inspired by Crystal- she is amazing! :) Thanks for this giveaway, missy!! xoxox Holly

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  60. I am following Little Bit Funcky.

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  61. I need those initial burp cloths. How cute! I love the modern look.

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  62. I started blogging because my honey and I were living 856 miles away from our friends and family and we got pregnant and wanted to share the experience with them. Now we've moved home and they're still hooked (and so am I!)

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  63. If I lived near you I really would come and help you do the dry wall. I love house projects. We redid our entire 1913 home. So much fun!!!

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  64. How can you pick just one favorite?! The silhouettes are precious and the cupcake bib for a one year old is too cute!

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  65. i love, Love, LOVE her new silhouettes!! obviously i need to check her shop more often!! i've been following your blog & her blog for months now. love you both, i mean LOVE you both!!! my favorite item of hers use to be her adorable ball fringed hand towels but now i'm torn between those & the new silhouettes!!

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  66. I am already a follower of Crystal after seeing a comment about her on your blog. I love her sense of self and how down to earth she is.

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  67. I've been following you for several months now, back when you found out you were having another girl, and I would love to finally win something.

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  68. I love the new dresses Crystal started making. I love her choice of fabric and the bright colors. Her monogrammed burp clothes are great too.

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  69. blogged!

    http://our3cs.blogspot.com/2009/05/were-outta-here.html

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  70. I started blogging because I wanted a place where I could collect my memories and pictures and share them with others. I have since fallen in love with the blogging community and love the different types of blogs out there. My only problem is now I really want to be a better Momtog so my pictures look as good as the ones I've seen on blogs. Thanks for inspiring me to try new recipes and crafts and to never give up hope!

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  71. I follow you and Crystal... I LoVe everything in her shop... The custom silhouette's are amazing, her new baby quilts are adorable, and he DREAM pillows COME ON...
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

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  72. I love this dress: Sweet n Sassy Spring and Summer Dress-Made to Order-Reversible and Monogramed

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  73. left some comment love on the little bit funky blog!!!

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  74. I am a follower of your blog

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  75. I originally started blogging for my youth group so they could keep up with info...then it turned into a family blog and then I started one for each kid, a photography blog and now a creative blog. I have a slight blog addiction!

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  76. Love it!! Crystal's work is amazing.

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  77. Joy, Crystal's blog @ Little Bit Funky is so fun to read. Thanks for the 411. I've completed #'s 1,2,3,5,9 of your requests.

    #9-I started blogging after I had my first child. I wanted new hobby, something that made me Jodi again and not just Jack's mom. Its done wonders for my mood (even if it is just another mommy blog).

    And my favorite item in Crystal's Etsy shop is her interchangeable bunting; it's pure genius!

    PS-I hope I win...

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  78. following her AND following you :)

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  79. Love the "dream" pillowcase in her shop! So, SO cute!

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  80. i have to say that my favorite is her custom funky silhouette-fun twist on an old idea. it is beautiful!

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  81. I started by blog to keep friends and family that are far away updated through pictures, etc. but lately it has evolved into much more.

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  82. i said hello to her on her blog, it's really cute!

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  83. I left a comment on her blog!

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  84. I love the beautiful blankets... how special for a our little girls! But really... she's absolutely talented, and I would like one of each.

    Please. :)

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  85. Also going to leave Crystal some love.

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  86. Oh and why I started blogging... pictures and stories. My very first post tells of how this blogging fun combines two of my favorite things in the world.

    Not to mention, it helps stay in touch with people and gives my creative quota for the day a big boost... love staying home, but need an outlet myself ya know?

    So cool that Crystal made you want to start blogging!

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  87. I have been watching your blog....absolutely LOVE the way you write...and now I am a follower on my blog! You've probably heard this before...but you write phenomenally and are an inspiration!

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  88. Fresh drop and dash handbag. So cute! But seriously, all of it is fantastic.

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  89. I am loving her blog. I am going to sign up to follow her blog now.

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  90. I am going to follow your blog now as well. Thank you.

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  91. Holy 112 comments Batman! :) lol I am in heaven over here... the chance at a giveaway from Crystal, and now you? Woohooo! I added the info to my blog... even though I secretly wanted to keep you to myself. lol

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  92. was FINALLY able to comment! so frustrating when blogs don't load properly!!

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  93. I loooooooove the Dream pillow. It's so darling:)


    April

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  94. I left that sweet Crystal a message on her blog:)

    April

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  95. wow. in love with those silhouettes

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  96. I already follow Crystal. Love her blogs and those boys are adorable!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE her dream pillows!
    Oh I'm following you now!
    :)Lisa
    kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

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  97. I love the double silhouette! Thanks!

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  98. OK, here I go!

    I visited her store, and love all the silhouette's, I can't decide which I love most. Probably the double.

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  99. I left her a comment on her blog...

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  100. I started blogging for the same reason most people do...I wanted to hold on to the memories of my early mothering years. Then I fell in love with the bloggy relationships and WAMMO - ADDICTED ;)

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  101. My favorite item is the On the Dot lunch bag -- I think I need that one! :)

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  102. I mentioned the giveaway on my Facebook page. Thanks for the extra chance to win!

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  103. Right now I'm loving the new quilted diaper clutch that she just posted!

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  104. I'm a follower of the Little Bit Funky blog!!!

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  105. I started a blog before my daughter was born, and some 300+ posts later I'm still going. I consider it my scrapbook until I actually get around to starting a real book! (www.meulenbergs.blogspot.com)

    And now I have my Cora Anne blog where I get to write about anything and everything I want! (www.coraannedesigns.blogspot.com)

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  106. Okay I am in love with her pillows :) So much colorful goodness!

    I'm already following both of you... I feel like a crafting stalker!

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  107. Just left her some lovely words!

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  108. Okay I am SO going nuts... I love both your blogs and just went nuts on her giveaway of YOUR stuff... this is exciting.

    My FAVORITE thing in her shop is the "Funky Little Diaper Clutch with Changing Mat"

    I want it BAD!

    emnichole@hotmail.com

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  109. I visit her blog near daily (like yours!) and just left her a zillion comments :)

    emnichole@hotmail.com

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  110. I follow her - I do!

    emnichole@hotmail.com

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  111. I started blogging because I thought I had a lot of smart @$$ things to say... turns out I am nicer than I thought and pretty crafty too ;)

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  112. Twittered (twice) about the giveaway

    bunchofscrap

    emnichole@hotmail.com

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  113. facebook - done!

    emnichole@hotmail.com

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  114. My blog post tomorrow will be about both your giveaways!

    http://bunchofscrap.blogspot.com

    emnichole@hotmail.com

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  115. What a fabulous prize giveaway drawing! Her work is impeccable.
    The silhouettes are my favorite;
    but, the bags. dress, hand-
    embroidered onesies and Joy
    Banner are wonderul. Please enter me in your delightful giveaway drawing.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  116. I left a comment on Crystal's site..
    It is an enjoyable blog and her work is delightful. I love handmade.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  117. Also, I am a fan/follower of Crystal's Blog. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  118. I also follow your blog!
    Again, many thanks! Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  119. "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/
    1895783235.
    Thanks a bunch!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  120. I posted your giveaway on Facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1079118264&v=feed&story_fbid=96514781583&ref=nf

    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  121. The "On the Dot Lunchbag" is cute, but I still love the silhouettes most!

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  122. I love the funky pink and black silhouettes and the dream pillows!

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  123. I love the Little Artist Clipboard- that vintage elephant ribbon!

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  124. I commented on Funky's Blog!

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  125. Crystal has a very cute shop. I love the hand embroidered onesies.

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  126. Hmm, well I guess my newest fave at Little Bit Funky is the Dream pillow, fabulous!
    Thanks to you bloggers who open up your lives to the rest of us. We all have a story and it's nice to not feel alone!

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  127. I left a comment at Little Bit funky.

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  128. I now happily follow Little Bit Funky!

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  129. I love the Dream pillow!!! I also have the cutest little owl I bought from her! She has the most adorable things!!!

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  130. Love the Dream Pillow-Beautiful and Bright.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  131. I visited the Little Bit Funky Blog...

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  132. visited her blog and left some comment love.


    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  133. i am following her blog


    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  134. i am following your blog


    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  135. I started blogging to share my creations and my family with friends and family.


    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  136. I'm also a follower of Little Bit Funky!

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  137. Those are sassy!! Love them!

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  138. ok...i love the little bit funky friend door hanger and the chalkboard/clipboard! i'll be back with more comments to try and win this! :)

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  139. Ok...i visited her blog now and left her a comment. :)

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  140. now i'm following her blog. :)

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  141. now i'm following your blog...not sure why i wasn't before, but now i am! :)

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  142. i started to blog b/c i was going through an extremely difficult time, but i got to a point where i wasn't sure how and why to share my stories, so i stopped, but someday soon i plan on reviving my blog. :)

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  143. I love Crystal's blog!
    I love how you & she can be so bloggylicious. I can't tell to much in my blog because I don't want too many people knowing about my personal life. I admire your blogs though!

    My favorite thing-
    (under her sold items)
    Dot Dot Dot Baby-Spring/Summer Baby Quilt-Keepsake/Lovey Quality

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16231098

    ashley
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

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  144. I follow Crystal @ little bit funky.

    ashley
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com
    jepeux.blogspot.com

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  145. I follow you!

    ashley
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com
    jepeux.blogspot.com

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  146. blogged it-
    http://jepeux.blogspot.com/2009/02/paper-avenue.html

    ashley
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

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  147. I like the peace bookmark such beautiful details like everything that she makes.

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  148. I left a comment on her 10 things post so you should be able to see it after it is approved.

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  149. I started my blog after my sister kept bugging me about getting one, so the day she suggested it. I set one up.

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  150. Blogged about the giveaway. http://knockoutsleepy.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaway-link.html

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  151. Hi Joy :) Thanks for introducing us to Crystal, I'ma lways interested in meeting new crafting mamas. I love her felted birdy, and I'm following her blog.

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  152. She has so many great items but I think my favorite is the funky silhouette.

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  153. I love her shop, especially her silhouttes. I want one of my girls! :)

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  154. I am following Crystal's blog now.

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