Thursday, July 7, 2011

Knotty Val artist feature and Giveaway! CLOSED


i'm really excited to share my latest artist feature with all of you. Val is a good friend of mine, and an extremely talented artist. She does some of the the most detailed and extraordinary knotwork i have ever seen. She is also a very taleted beader and painter! You should see the mural she painted on the back of her neighbors shed! Unbelievably cool!


A bit about Val.
"I have always been drawn to color and pattern. Straight lines and monotones bore me. I love trying new crafts and "up-cycling" old stuff. If I can paint it I will. A picture framer for more than 20 years I have had the good fortune to see amazing art from all over the world and from all types of artists in all walks of life....just going to work everyday. Art impacts our lives every minute of everyday, something I am sure I already knew but it was driven home working with people, helping them to display and conserve their personal treasures."


"When my daughter was born in 2004, I wasn't really expecting her, I was getting ready to have a teenager and my very own craft space in our new house but that became a nursery and crafty plans went on hold for me. When I first got online and discovered the community of crafty people there I was inspired to start weaving again, it being something I could do that my young daughter couldn't do much damage with."



"I have been so inspired to keep creating by the women and men I have met in this online community. My daughter loves art and I am really looking forward to sharing all my crafty cravings with her. I have always been happiest when creating and working with color."


"I taught myself to flat weave after a friend bought a Guatemalan "friendship" bracelet while on tour following the Grateful Dead. I love to do beadwork too, and look forward to the day when I have a dedicated space for beading.


Val has offered a special discount to my readers. Use the coupon code "123buyknotty" to receive 20% off anything in the shop, does not include shipping.

Now for the Giveaway!!!
Val has offered this beautiful bracelet to one of my lucky readers!!
This lovely bracelet measures

1 1/4" wide and 6" long. It has 9 colors and 36 strands.



MANDATORY ENTRY CLOSED

1. Head over to Knotty Val on Etsy then come back and let me know your favorite item!
Please include your e-mail address or make sure it is visible in your blogger profile so i have a way to contact you if you win. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen!

EXTRA ENTRIES
please leave a new comment for each extra entry. If you qualify for 5 entries, leave 5 separate comments.
(make sure you did the mandatory first!!)
1. Add Knotty Val's Etsy Shop to your favorites (heart) 1 entry
2. 'Heart' your favorite item in her etsy shop.
3. Like Knotty Val on facebook the 1 entry
4. Follow my The Enchanted Tree blog via google friend connect. 1 entry
5. Be a fan of The Enchanted Tree on Facebook. 1 entry
6. If you have purchased an item from Val in the past (recently or back in the day) leave a comment on her facebook wall about the item or where/when you got it. Then comeback here and leave me a comment letting me know you you did! 1 entry!
7. Share this giveaway with your facebook friends, Tweet the giveaway or Blog about it! 1 entry each.


**Rules**
  • Giveaway ends July. 21st 11:59pm EST
  • Winner will be chosen via Random.Org. i will then contact them by email, and post the winners name on my blog.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
  • This giveaway is open to everyone.

132 comments:

  1. I have to say my favorite item is the

    Fat Weave ( rainbow flame pattern).
    Wow!!!

    lokiwoman@gmail.com

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  2. Hearted her shop on etsy!

    lokiwoman@gmail.com

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  3. I also hearted my favorite item on etsy!!

    lokiwoman@gmail.com

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  4. I like Knotty Val on Facebook

    lokiwoman@gmail.com

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  5. Follow The Enchanted Tree blog via google friend connect

    lokiwoman@gmail.com

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  6. and I'm a fan of the Enchanted Tree on Facebook!

    lokiwoman@gmail.com

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  7. My favorite item is the plum pretty weave!!gorgeous!!

    miracle512420[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. I am a fan of ET on FB

    miracle512420[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. I am a fan,friend,like knotty Val on FB.

    miracle512420[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. I shared the link to the giveaway on FB

    miracle512420[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. I left a comment on Knotty Vals FB page about the earrings I bought from her :o)

    miracle512420[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. My fav item in her shop right now is Plum Pretty!
    artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. Added Knotty Val to my favs ~ artisticallystitched

    artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. Hearted my fav Plum Pretty
    artisticallystitched
    artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. Already "like" her on FB
    Wendy Ritchey
    artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. I think I already follow your blog cause I dont see where to ad it!?
    artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. Already a fan of the enchanted tree on FB :c)
    Wendy Ritchey
    artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

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  18. I either purchased &/or traded cant remember which cause it was a long time ago & through myspace a rasta bracelet just like the middle one in one of the photos in this post (second from the bottom of the pics):c) that might even be the one I have!!
    artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. Shared on FB ~ wendy ritchey
    artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. Tweet ~ http://twitter.com/#!/artisticallymee

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  21. I have been a fan of Vals for Ages! She is so amazing! You can see so much heart and soul in each piece! I owned one of the ones in your last picture...the green on on the right. It was stolen :( But I guess that just goes to show it was so so awesome!!! I know who ever has it is LOVIN the vibes!

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  22. My favorite piece in her shop was the one I just bought! But if I have to pick another it would be the Big Band cause I think the purples and plums are so so sexy! :D As for hearting an item...I have already hearted them all! I LOVE Her works!

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  23. I love all her work! I guess it would be turquoise.

    Hippychic0712@yahoo.com

    When I get a little more $$stable I want to buy one

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  24. My fav item was the bracelet big band:)

    stormmyj@hotmail.com

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  25. this looks awesome thankyoU! love her greens!

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  26. this looks awesome thankyoU! love her greens!

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  27. Love Vals work!!! All her bracelets are so beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway
    suzy@hipmountainmama.com

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  28. Like her on facebook :)
    suzy@hipmountainmama.com

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  29. She is really, really talented! I love her work so much. My fav is "Shrek's Blues" - already reserved for someone :)

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  30. I <3 her shop on Etsy (my Etsy name nando973)

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  31. I <3 my fav item from her shop as well (my Etsy name nando973)

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  32. I like Knotty Val on FB (Sandra Milosevic)

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  33. I am already a fan of The Enchanted Tree on Facebook (Sandra Milosevic)

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  34. i wanna knotty val bracelet hearted it on etsy

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  35. I like the grapeful earrings!

    anaturalprocess "at" gmail "dot" com

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  36. I added her shop to my favorites.

    anaturalprocess "at" gmail "dot" com

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  37. I added the grapeful earrings to my favorites.

    anaturalprocess "at" gmail "dot" com

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  38. I follow The enchanted Tree on google connect.

    anaturalprocess "at" gmail "dot" com

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  39. I like Knotty Val on Facebook

    anaturalprocess at gmail dot com

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  40. Sunset Lake Weave Rocks!!! Amazing stuff, I've hearted, liked, liked, and will always know how amazingly talented Knotty Val is!!

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  41. My favorite is Fat Weave (green, yellow, blue, purple, orange) :D

    Mgnbcm@aim.com

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  42. Definately Turquoise!!! I love the use of color...a great addition to anyones flair collection;)

    hoopsqwa23@live.com

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  43. i think i like Plum Pretty the best!

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  44. i ♥ plum pretty on etsy

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  45. I love the Grapeful earrings!! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway. nikkisabrina@yahoo.com

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  46. I added your Etsy shop to my favorites! Thanks for the extra chance in the giveaway.
    nikkisabrina@yahoo.com

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  47. I "Like" you on FB!
    nikkisabrina@yahoo.com

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  48. I added the Grapeful earrings to my favorite items list in Etsy.
    nikkisabrina@yahoo.com

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  49. I'm now following your blog via GC!
    nikkisabrina@yahoo.com

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  50. I follow the Enchanted Tree on GFC

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  51. http://twitter.com/#!/thecatinthetree/status/90541861772603393

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  52. squiggle earrings mverno@roadrunner.com

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  53. My favorite is Plum Pretty <3

    su[at]starsunflowerstudio[dot]com

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  54. Added Knotty Val's Etsy shop to my faves. :)

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  55. I heart my fav items in Val's Etsy shop <3 <3 <3

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  56. Like Val on FB, yay! :)

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  57. Tweeted giveaway! <3

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  58. My favorite item is the "greensleeves" bracelet... looove it!

    haleyrenaexx@yahoo.com

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  59. I liked my favorite item on etsy!

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  60. I liked the Enchanted Tree on FB

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  61. I am now following your blog, thanks to Val for sending me this way!
    XoXo

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  62. I like the soul shine earrings.

    Kathi
    hippiefairyloveratyahoodotcom

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  63. I follow the Enchanted Tree blog.

    Kathi
    hippiefairyloveratyahoodotcom

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  64. I like The Enchanted Tree on facebook.
    Kathi
    hippiefairyloveratyahoodotcom.

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  65. I like the Forget Me Not choker.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  66. My favorite item is the Squiggle earrings!
    liquidsunshyn@yahoo.com

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  67. hearted her shop on etsy!

    liquidsunshyn@yahoo.com

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  68. Hearted my favorite item!

    liquidsunshyn@yahoo.com

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  69. My favorite is the turquoise bracelet.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  70. Val's work is beautiful! =)
    My favorite item on Etsy right now is the greensleeve.

    gr8fuldreadgrrl@yahoo.com

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  71. KnottyVal was already a shop favorite on Etsy. =)

    gr8fuldreadgrrl@yahoo.com

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  72. I also 'liked' your facebook page. =)

    Lotsa love!

    gr8fuldreadgrrl@yahoo.com

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  73. I LOVE the sunset lake! I have one of these handwoven bracelets and I get mad compliments on it every time I wear it.

    Beautiful work from a beautiful lady!

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  74. Greensleeves is my favorite!

    Thanks!
    Jenn
    learnquilling@gmail.com
    I Love Making Tutus

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  75. I liked Knotty Val on FB!

    Thanks!
    Jenn
    learnquilling@gmail.com
    I Love Making Tutus

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  76. I'm a GFC follower.

    Thanks!
    Jenn
    learnquilling@gmail.com
    I Love Making Tutus

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  77. I liked The Enchanted Tree on FB!

    Thanks!
    Jenn
    learnquilling@gmail.com
    I Love Making Tutus

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  78. Val is the BomB !!!

    My favorite ~

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76892171/plum-pretty

    <3 <3 <3

    liquidjam.jm@gmail.com

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  79. I LOVE the fat weave rainbow flmae pattern!
    faramena at gmail dot com

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  80. I added knottyval to my favorites on Etsy

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  81. "hearted: the Fat weave rainbow flmae pattern
    faramena at gmail dot com

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  82. KnottyVal is awesome!! My favorite etsy item is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70159753/fat-weave-green-yellow-blue-purple

    lizardsrphree@aol.com

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  83. I LOVED the Fat Weave (rainbow flame pattern), I hearted it and tweeted about the giveaway! :D

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  84. My favorite is the Fat Weave (green, yellow, blue, purple, orange).

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at yahoo dot com

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  85. Added Knotty Val's Etsy Shop to my favorites- MRSMEIER5627.

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at yahoo dot com

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  86. I hearted my favorite- MRSMEIER5627

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at yahoo dot com

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  87. Like Knotty Val on facebook- Kimberley Rose Meier

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at yahoo dot com

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  88. Follow on GFC- KIMBERLEYMEIER

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at yahoo dot com

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  89. A fan of The Enchanted Tree on Facebook- Kimberley Rose Meier

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at yahoo dot com

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  90. I love Val! she's an awesome lady and very talented artist.
    my favorite thing on her etsy right now is Faded Rainbow
    alongerbeam@yahoo.com

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  91. i hearted my fav item the Faded Rainbow in etsy :)

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  92. i already liked knottyval on facebook

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  93. i follow The Enchanted Tree blog

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  94. I am a friend of Enchanted Tree on Facebook

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  95. i shared the giveaway with all of my Facebook friends. :)

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  96. I like the turquoise woven bracelet!

    courtney.ivana1981@gmail.com

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  97. Wow Val! Such amazing patterns and colors on all of your works! I <3 'Greensleeves'. Also,...props on being so clever!

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  98. My favorite item on your etsy page is
    Fat Weave (green, yellow, blue, purple, orange)
    So beautiful!

    jessicaaalert@yahoo.com

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  99. I have Favorited her on etsy, too!

    jessicaaalert@yahoo.com

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  100. I liked the facebook page, too

    jessicaaalert@yahoo.com

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  101. I am a fan of the enchanted tree page on facebook

    jessicaaalert@yahoo.com

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  102. I'm following the enchanted tree blog via google friend connect

    jessicaaalert@yahoo.com

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  103. I tweeted about the contest

    jessicaaalert@yahoo.com

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  104. The Forget Me Not necklace looks great!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  105. I like the Fat Weave (green, yellow, blue, purple, orange)

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  106. Greensleeves is my favorite item. Love the colors and especially the dog and/or cat hair additions to the piece! :)

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  107. Liked your Knotty Val page on Facebook Val! Hmmm, now I'm not sure if the Peaceful Peacock Julie is my favorite item...I hearted Greensleeves but now I'm torn!!!

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  108. I can't Google Friend connect because I don't have a website of my own :(

    One day, when I have more time for my own...

    sara.lissabet@gmail.com

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  109. I just became a fan of The Enchanted Tree! Cool. :)

    sara.lissabet@gmail.com

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  110. I love the soul shine earrings! hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

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  111. I like the Greensleeves patterned bracelet. reejen at comcast dot net

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  112. My favorite item is the plum pretty weave!!

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  113. my favorite item is the Fat Weave (green, yellow, blue, purple, orange)
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  114. I like "Plum Pretty"

    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

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  115. I <3 Val's shop.

    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

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  116. I <3 Plum Pretty.

    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

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  117. I like you on FB. Amy Carlson

    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

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  118. GFC follower Amy_M

    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

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  119. http://twitter.com/#!/ambabya/status/94144721257107457

    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

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  120. My favorite item is Super Hoops (bronze)@
    sklyn@mediacombb.net

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  121. My favorite is the Faded Rainbow.

    atreau at gmail dotcom.

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