weekly giveaway - saratops:

August 2, 2010

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i really love paper goods. when i came across sara's lovely shop, i immediately fell in love with everything. her cute map bunting, mini gift tags, map journals filled with vintage ledger + graph paper: all my favorite things! visit her shop and you can follow her on twitter too!


win: $40 gift certificate to
sara tops!

Hello! Please tell us a little about yourself! Hello! My name is Sara and I'm originally from the Bay Area but am currently going to school to study architecture in Los Angeles. I also like to ride bikes (I just built a shiny new purple one) and drink tea when I'm not making new cute things for my shop!

How did you get started making your lovely paper products: I really love old vintage maps and found paper. I always had a huge collection of them, but was never quite sure what to make with them, let alone create a shop around them. I'm kind of a notebook fiend...buying little notebooks all the time without really knowing what I would use them for at the time. I figured I could easily make my own notebooks with recycled and repurposed materials that I had on hand, and from there I started up my Etsy shop, saratops.

Your shop was started within the last few months and is doing so well! Any advice for new shop owners: Make sure you really love to make the items that you are selling! To be successful you'll really need to put a lot of work into your shop. Being dedicated to your shop and working to help it grow will be much easier if you truly enjoy making the items which you are selling.
3 chances to win!

( COMMENT TO WIN )
simply visit sara tops and leave a comment
with your favorite item from sara's shop.


( +1 EXTRA ENTRY )
twitter, facebook, or blog about this giveaway.
come back & comment with the link! if you twitter, please
tag it with @ohhellofriend so i can track your tweet!

( +1 MORE EXTRA ENTRY )
become a twitter / blogger follower or a facebook fan,
leave a comment letting me know which site you follow for an extra entry!
(note: please only comment once for what site you are a follower of)

giveaway ends on monday, august 9th at 8am, pst
please check back next week to see if you are the lucky winner!
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ps: i'm still up north with my mom as she starts her first chemo treatment:
i'll announce the winner for the 2 year blog anniversary giveaway
and the perricone $150 giveaway in a couple more days, sorry for the delay!

271 hello's:

  1. The vintage flashcards are awesome!

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  2. I love the recycled map notebooks!!! Great Etsy shop and great giveaway!

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  3. I also am a Facebook fan AND a Twitter follower!

    Xo Jill Xo

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  4. I love the book page garland! So sweet.

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  5. I am loving the flashcard notebooks. Great giveaway!

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  6. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/joy_ever_after

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  8. Ok I must win this giveaway, it will be PERFECT for my son's first b-day I am currently planning.

    My fav item is the recycled map gift tags.

    amyholgersen@hotmail.com

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  9. I am blog follower and FB fan!

    amyholgersen@hotmail.com

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  10. Ilove the notecards
    I am a FB, blog, and twitter follower

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  11. Love the recycled map notebooks, perfect for making your very own adventure book a la 'Up'

    All the best with you Mom and thanks for another great giveaway

    Morgan
    xx

    Psst - I'm also a follower on facebook...

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  12. I love the library card notebook!

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  13. There are so many awesome things to choose from, but I LOVE the Recycled Book Pages Garland!

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  14. The vintage flashcard notebooks are awesome and so is the adorable garland!

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  15. I already love this shop from loonnnggg time ago! I hope random.ord will pick my number.
    "Recycled Map Weekly Planner" is my fav listing saratops!

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  16. Followed you on Twitter, AND posted about the giveaway! - @ActivDefiance

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  17. I am so sorry to hear about you mom, hope the treatment will help her and that she'll recover just fine. Sending you and your mother lots of heartfelt thoughts!

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  18. I love the recycled map garland!!!

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  19. Blogged about it here: http://aimeegarza.blogspot.com/2010/08/oh-hello-friend-you-are-loved-weekly.html

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  20. I love the recycled bingo card notebook!!! That's too cute:)
    tk_mccord@hotmail.com

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  21. I love the recycled map gift tags!

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  22. i love old maps so it would be hard to choose just one item - my first pick would have to be the recycled map weekly planner. love that.

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  23. Hadn't yet discovered this nice shop! You could better ask what I don't like, that would be easier. But if I had to pick it would be the Recycled Map Weekly Planner.

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  24. Thanks for another great giveaway. I love the carnival ticket gift tags. What a great idea!

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  25. Anything made from a flashcard is a winner in my book.

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  26. i LOVE the recycled map garland, it's soo unique! thanks for a chance to win!

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  27. love the recycled prize ribbon!
    all of her notebooks are inspiring!

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  28. I love the recycled map garland!

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  29. Oh my goodness, I love it all. The mini library card notebooks are my favorite!

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  30. I love the recycled map ntebooks (such a weakness for notebooks), and the Sunset one is great:)

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  31. wow!what a lovely shop!i love the colors :)
    i've really been into prize ribbons lately so i'll have to say that's my fave -but it was hard to choose :)

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  32. Oh! My favorites are the library card notebooks. So cute!

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  33. just shared this giveaway on FB!!

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  34. City Recycled Map Notebooks are awesome. I've always had a thing for maps :)

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  35. It was tough, loving the Recylced Map Bunting Notecards, but I think the Recycled Map Garland is my fav!

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  36. My favorite is the recycled map prize ribbon! I really love her shop.

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  37. Truthfully, I love them all, but the Recycled School Paper Garland would be my top choice! Thanks so much for a chance to win!
    kmassman gmail

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  38. I also liked ohhellofriend on facebook!

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  39. I'm a blog, twitter, and facebook fan. Love these beautiful handmade paper products!

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  40. I love the old bingo notebooks but I am also a huge fan of the map bunting notecards, they are so cute!

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  41. Lovely stuff, I really like the Carnival Ticket Gift Tags!

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  42. Oh my goodness...I love all of it! I can't even pick a favorite. Such adorable items and I love that you recycle so much paper into beautiful items! fabulous.

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  43. I love the vintage map garland... they would add a lil whimsy to my boring desk...

    Hmmmm I'm loving the vintage map notebooks... so much fun to take notes in that lil book!

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  44. I love love love the map bunting!

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  45. I love the Carnival Ticket gift tags :)

    Great giveaway!

    Hope all is going well with your mom/family. Treatments for any ailment can be stressful.

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  46. there are way too many cute paper goods to choose from. But if I must my top faves are the recycled map garland and the recycled map prize ribbon-calgary.

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  47. I love everything in the shop too, but at the top of the list are the mini library card notebooks and the recycled map bunting.
    Love it all! --Sarah

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  48. I love Love LOVE the prize ribbons! Could they be more perfect?!

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  49. I love the Chatsquot Mountain Recycled Map Notebook.

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  50. I would love the prize ribbon!

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  51. so hard to pick because everything is super cute! I really like the recycled map garlands!!

    <3 Son Nguyen
    son.nguyen1@gmail.com

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  52. the book page garlands, definitely!

    wonderful giveaway :)

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  53. Yay, I ,love paper-goods!!
    I am in such dire need of a new weekly planner, and that's all I can think about, so obviously this was my favorite item in her shop :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52866873/recycled-map-weekly-planner

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  54. What a lovely little shop. Everything is absolutely darling. My fave would have to be a tie between the recycled map garland and the recycled map prize ribbon. So fun!

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  55. First, healing thoughts to your mother.
    Second, love flashcards - fun to see them in a notebook.

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  56. I definitely love every single item in that etsy shop!
    but if I must choose one, I'd go for the recycled map notebooks.
    Want to enter the giveaway.

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  57. and I'm a twitter follower!

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  58. and finally, yes, I'm a fan in facebook. left you a comment there.

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  59. loving the book page garland! what adorable and well photographed art!

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  60. i LOVE the map garland! ;) so cute!

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  61. the recycled book page garland is definatly my favorite! So pretty :)

    Amanda
    ohmandie7@yahoo.com

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  62. I'm a facebook fan and a blog stalker ... erm, I mean follower

    Amanda
    ohmandie7@yahoo.com

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  64. I love
    Woodland Topography Recycled Map Notebooks

    wonderful shop!

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  65. As a huge word nerd, I'm in love with the library notepad; coming in at a close second is the recycled book page garland, which I think would be so fun to hang at our wedding :)

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  66. Add on facebook http://www.facebook.com/sumikoshop#!/evelyn.palazzin

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  67. I'm a follower of both
    sumikoshop@gmail.com

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  68. choosing one thing is impossible! i love all of the vintage map goodness, but i believe the recycled map prize ribbon is especially ingenious! :)

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  69. omigosh I'm so glad you featured this shop - so much good stuff! But since I'm a librarian, I have to say that my favorites are the mini library card notebooks. so cute!

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  70. i love the map notebook with the Sunset on it. :)

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  71. Thanks for another amazing giveaway! I have my own Etsy shop that centers around vintage papers and ephemera, so I completely LOVE absolutely everything in Sara's shop! The recycled map prize ribbon is adorable and I've never seen anything like it, so that's probably my favorite!

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  72. I also follow @ohhellofriend on Twitter! :)

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  73. I am a follower of your lovely blog!

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  74. I like everything in the shop but I really love the recycled map weekly planner and the recycled map garland!

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  75. Oh, my...I am in love with that map bunting. Adorable.

    love love,
    Fritzi Marie

    p.s. You're blog makes me happy. I'm a follower on blogger and facebook and I couldn't be happier about it.

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  76. I love the Library Card Notebook and recycled map weekly planner.

    jasminekwong@gmail.com

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  77. I am a facebook fan!

    jasminekwong@gmail.com

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  78. I like the library card notebooks - so clever!

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  79. I follow the blog, facebook, AND twitter :)

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  80. I'm a sucker for garland, but I also love the notebooks (:

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  81. My favorite is the recycled map bunting notecards! These would be adorable for sending notes to friends and family! :o)

    Also, I follow Oh Hello Friend on Facebook and google reader.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. i love the Carnival Ticket Gift Tags!!! i hope i win!

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  83. So pretty! I love the cute City Recycled Map Notebooks! Lovely idea.

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  84. I love the 9 plus 8 Vintage Flashcard Notebook!

    bonefolk@gmail.com

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  85. The mini library card notebooks are just too adorable!

    xo, Michelle
    michellemlhuynh@gmail.com
    http://michelle-esque.blogspot.com

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  86. I am a follower on Twitter (mahalmichelle) and a fan on Facebook (Michelle Huynh).

    xo, Michelle
    michellemlhuynh@gmail.com
    http://michelle-esque.blogspot.com

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  87. The recycled city map journals are my favorite. Great shop.

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  88. The recycled city map journals are my favorite. Great shop.

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  89. I love the recycled map notebook...great giveaway! I'm so glad that I came upon your blog today, it's very lovely!

    Julie xo

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  90. The Recycled Map Bunting Notecards are super cute!

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  91. I love the recycled map weekly planner, its great! And I would be a facebookfan, if i could find you, is there a link or something?
    Charlotte

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  92. I love Recycled Security Envelope Notebook. I love to make lists and this notebook is so lovely!!,

    I shared on facebook ;)

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  93. I adore the Weekly Planner:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52880191/recycled-map-weekly-planner

    Such a beautiful shop!

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  94. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/KristiMarHowell/status/20160553792

    :)

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  95. Eeee! This is so meant to be! I just recently found Saratops on Etsy and I found EVERYTHING absolutely adorable...I think my favorite though would have to be the map prize ribbon: http://www.etsy.com/listing/52654708/recycled-map-prize-ribbon-calgary
    It pretty much sings my name. I hope I win! Good luck to Saratops, I plan on visiting her often.

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  96. Eeee! This is so meant to be! I just recently found Saratops on Etsy and I found EVERYTHING absolutely adorable...I think my favorite though would have to be the map prize ribbon: http://www.etsy.com/listing/52654708/recycled-map-prize-ribbon-calgary
    It pretty much sings my name. I hope I win! Good luck to Saratops, I plan on visiting her often.

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  97. The store is full of lovely things. It's hard to pick one. My instant favorite is the map recycled notebook.

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  98. The city map journals are my favorite! love, love.

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  99. I love the vintage map weekly planner - it combines so many of my favorite things into one!

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  100. i really like the Library Card Notebook...

    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  101. i follow your blog


    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  102. I really like the vintage flashcard notebooks!

    -Carol

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  103. Totally love the Library Card Notebooks (Set of 2). omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. I fell in absolute LOVE with the Recycled Map Weekly Planner!

    www(dot)dreaming-writing-living(dot)blogspot(dot)com

    Ashton :)

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  105. i LOVE all things map-related and bunting as well! the map garland is definitely my favorite.

    squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  106. i'm a blog follower. :]

    squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  107. I'm diggin' the "9 plus 8 Vintage Flashcard Notebook"

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  108. I also blogged about the give-a-way! At my blog :)

    www(dot)dreaming-writing-living(dot)blogspot(dot)com

    Ashton

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  109. I've been crushing on the round security envelope stickers since your summer trade guide came out!

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  110. i like the recycled map notebooks. cute!

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  111. Blogged about the giveaway right here:

    http://ohchanti.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/giveaway/

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  112. I like the unique recycled map notebooks. Very different!

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  113. I like the library card notebook.

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  114. Vintage Fanatic02 August, 2010 13:28

    I love love love the Mini Library Card Notebooks!!! Who knew cuteness could be so simple.


    rocking.radio@hotmail.com

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  115. What a beautiful shop! I love the garlands and the library card notebook.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  116. I'm also a twitter follower!! (@kelseyyyann)

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  117. Love the library card notebooks. Totally takes me back

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  118. I really love the map bunting! Thanks Danni!

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  119. oh i love it all!! but particularly the bunting and flashcard notebooks... just lovely!!

    kel :)

    p.s - im a follower!

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  120. I'm in love with the map notebooks.

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  121. love the map prize ribbon-so cute- great colors!

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  122. i LOVE the map bunting! soo pretty!

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  123. oh! im also a blog and twitter follower!! thanks! :)

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  124. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I love the Security Envelope Gift Tags!!!!!! <3

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  125. I lovelovelove the weekly planner because you can start it at anytime and it would work perfectly for school!

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  126. I'm a sucker for bunting ... I love the Recycled Book Pages Garland!

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  127. I'm a blog follower (and I follow you on Twitter and Facebook too!)

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  128. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/jenwaters/status/20172887400

    PS I'm sending prayers up for your Mom ... as well as healing vibes.

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  129. I love the recycled map notebook! What a great giveaway!

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  130. i love the recycled map gift tags. so cute!

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  131. her paper goods are really cute! i can't decide which one i like more: library card notebooks (set of 2) or woodland topography recycled map notebooks (set of 3)!

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  132. I love the map prize ribbon. I've always liked maps, but I would never have thought to use them that way.

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  133. I love the bunting cards. I don't know what it is, but the bunting on paper is just precious.

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  134. my favorite is the topography map notebooks! :)

    check em out!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50061360/woodland-topography-recycled-map

    and i'm a twitter follower :)

    <3 Taylor

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  135. Oh, the gift tags are adorable and the map garland is fabulous. I can't get enough of your wonderful blog and love following you on twitter and facebook!

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  136. I would love to have the library card mini notebooks...what a darling idea! I miss card catalogues, but the library in my small town still date-stamps everything and it makes me smile. :) I love sara's shop! Thanks for the great find.

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  137. I think I will tweet this, too!

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  138. p.s. I will be thinking of you and your mom. May you both be blessed in little surprising ways through this time.

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  139. I love the library card notebook :)

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  140. The recycled book page garland is adorable :)

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  141. love the recycled map notebook. so cute! thanks for doing this!

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  142. I also follow you on twitter. big hugs for you & your mom.

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  143. I really love the security envelope stickers. those are neat!

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  144. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/goodknits/status/20186344369 :)

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  145. my favourite is the recycled book page bunting!
    it's adorable!
    xox

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  146. also made you a little tweet :D
    (@coleykane)
    xox

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  147. Love the recycled map notebooks

    kikisescapades(At)gmail(dot)com

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  148. I'm a follower on blogger and facebook.

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  149. Twitter & blog follower :)

    kikisescapades(At)gmail(dot)com

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  150. I love those flashcard notebooks.

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  151. the recylced map garland is heavenly sweet, and i know exactly where i'd hang it.

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  152. i love the planners and journals!

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  153. cool artwork,like it~~
    i like yr Library Card Notebook ...special n cretive....

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  154. i love the map covered weekly planner! what a cute way to be organized.

    p.s. danni, your mom is in my thoughts and prayers!

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  155. i love the bunting note cards. i'm a sucker for cute stationery!

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  156. I adore the Woodland Topography Recycled Map Notebooks!!! So cute and clever!

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  157. Her shop is fabulous! I also love paper products...A favorite item
    from her shop is mine is "Recycled Map Notebook - Sweet Home!"
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  158. "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/20197556217.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  159. "Facebook!"
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/cindi512?v=wall&story_fbid=139302739436858&ref=mf.
    Merci, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  160. Great compilation. Thanks for inspiring. Keep it going

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  161. Also, I am a Facebook fan of
    Oh, Hello, Friend.
    Many thanks to you...Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  162. Aw, pretty. I hope everything goes well with your mom! <3

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  163. Love the recycled map garland - may try some here at home with stuff I have laying around!

    Lovely shop - thanks for the intro to her :) AND the chance to win!

    catherine s.

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  164. I follow you both via your blog and on twitter :)

    thanks for the chance!

    catherine s.

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  165. i love the recycled map garland!

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  166. I am a follower ! :) **** I totally adore her shop! It's so unique!

    much love

    polli

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  167. I heart the 11-7 Vintage Flash Card Notebook :) Thanks for sharing the link to this lovely Etsy shop :)

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  168. I adore it! My favorite item is:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52905788/recycled-map-garland

    xoxo
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  169. love, love, love the vintage flash card notebooks!
    chowflora@hotmail.com

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  170. I love the recycled map notebooks!! So cute!

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  171. the recycled (upcycled) map garland is my favorite. i love art created from maps and library tags. great shop!

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  172. Love, love, love the recycled map garland!

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  173. What a lovely shop, so inspiring :)
    I am in love with the carnival gift tags & the mini library card notebooks

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  174. The Library Card Notebook - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is so cute!! How creative! ^_^

    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  175. I follow your blog :)

    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  176. Followed your lovely blog keep up the good work! :D

    elizaandbeth@aim.com

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  177. Papergoods make my heart melt. Not even joking.

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  178. Oh, and I follow on facebook and twitter.

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  179. LOVE the map garlands! Thanks for the chance to win. xo!

    nicole.boddington@gmail.com

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