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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Blog ART Giveaway!...Custom Oil Painting by Lara Harris

(MY BLOG BUTTON at Right Sidebar :o)
Here ye!Here ye! I have decided to do a
BLOG ART GIVEAWAY (June 14-28)
**THE GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED**
to celebrate the opening of my New Store on Etsy!
**To See the 2 WINNERS click HERE!

Up for grabs is a **CUSTOM OIL PAINTING of something you TREASURE**...maybe that is a special teacup , a favorite pair of heels, a beloved family pet, or any other little knick-knack that holds special significance to you!
The winners will get to choose either a 5"x7" or 6"x6" on stretched canvas.
They will need to send me a few photos of their treasured object,
I will then do a painting of it in oil, and even ship the piece free of charge! :o)
(*no people portraits for this giveaway please)
Below you will find the ENTRY RULES:

1) For 1 ENTRY, simply become a FOLLOWER of my BLOG.
(at the right...if you already are a follower, simply leave a comment on THIS post )


2) For 2 ENTRIES, become a FOLLOWER and BLOG about this GIVEAWAY on YOUR BLOG with a LINK back to THIS BLOG POST.
(Leave a Comment with a Link to your Blog on THIS post.)


3) For 3 ENTRIES, become a FOLLOWER, BLOG about this GIVEAWAY on YOUR BLOG, and POST my BLOG BUTTON(right sidebar) on YOUR BLOG with a LINK to this blog (http://www.avintagetouch.blogspot.com/)
(Special thanks to Kate Coveny Hood and its so very cheri for helping me with my BLOG BUTTON!!:o)


4) For 5 ENTRIES!!, do all of the above plus add me as a friend on FACEBOOK AND POST about this GIVEAWAY on YOUR FACEBOOK WALL!
OR FOLLOW me on TWITTER and TWEET about this GIVEAWAY!
(you get a BONUS ENTRY for doing so!:o)
**PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE on TWITTER
or FACEBOOK so I can count your entries!



**WINNERS will be announced the week of July 3.
~Good luck & thank you for supporting self-representing artists!







91 comments:

  1. WOW! Ok I'd love a pic of my sweet yorkie!! I thought I was following you! NOW I am! I'm following you on twitter! I'll add you on Facebook! And I'll post on both facebook and my blog!!
    THANKS!!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  2. Love your work! I just followed you on Goggle Reader! Good luck with your new Etsy store!!!!
    Blessings~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  3. Yeah!I'm so glad that you both have entered...one always has the worry 'what if no one enters?':o) Have a great Sunday and good luck!! :o)

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  4. Oh I am already a fan of yours....
    Congratulations of course with your new etsy store....you will probably get many, many clients....you make such great art...so please join me in...it would be an honour...
    Nice evening

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  5. Hi Lara,

    What a fabulous giveaway!I've been such a fan of your work, I'm already a follower and I'll do as many of the things as I can because I REALLY would love to have one of your fabulous paintings. Good luck with you're new Etsy store, I wish you all the best!!

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  6. Oooh, oooh, please enter my name in the drawing. =OD

    I'm already following you, and I'll be back with the link to my post about this giveaway once I blog about it.

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  7. Oh I hope I win. I would love one of your paintings. I'm a follower:)

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  8. I did all of the above for entries, and I am posting something on facebook as well. So..5 entries for me please! I love your art, and I'm glad you found me on twitter.

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  9. I could have SWORN I was already a follower! I have had you on my list of blogs I follow for a while now. Oh well, I have remedied the situation and firmly placed myself in your follower's box. I want to WIN this fantastic giveaway. How generous of you to share your time and talent with us. I'll go post a blog button now and let you know when I've done the post about the giveaway. I'm afraid I can't help you with the facebook, I don't participate in that, yet! Maybe someday.
    have a wonderful week!

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  10. i have my fingers crossed!
    i follow

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  11. I am already a follower and also included your fabulous art giveaway on my today's post..., perhaps you also join me at my new blog! All the best.

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  12. Love your new blog Maya...and a warm thank you to everyone who has entered so far!:o)This is pretty exciting, I look forward to seeing what the winner or winners choose as their favorite treasures!Have a great day!

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  13. I would love to win this give-away! I am a follower, too!

    Cheers,
    Linda

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  14. WOW!!! Not only are you a brilliant artist, but a very generous one, too!!! This is an amazing Give-Away!!! Your rules are so easy, who could resist being a follower, braging about your beautiful art and posting your pretty blog button on their blog! It will be my pleasure!
    There will be one lucky winner here, hope it's me! -kimberly

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  15. I am a follower.

    I will post about this on Wishing True on Thursday - I can also post about it on my underdogs site on Friday.

    I will put your button on my big piece of cake site.

    I think I follow you on Twitter - but if not, I'll add you. And I'll tweet about it tomorrow (it's late - so there may not be as many people online right now).

    I'll also create code for your button so that you can add it to your website. I just learned how to do this recently - and it's really easy!

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  16. That would be so great if you could help me with the code, I just had someone ask me about that but I am very computer illiterate...thank you!!!

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  17. I love your work! It's so pretty! Dogs are my favorite! I'm a new follower on both your blogs.

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  18. I've been a fan already! And I purchased the little Russian Nesting Doll!
    I just posted about that on one of my blogs (not many followers there yet), and I'll send my readers from my other blog there too. I also put a link to your blog and I gave info about the giveaway.
    Hope it helps!
    Love your work!

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  19. Lara
    Thanks for stopping by www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com and reminding me of your art give away. I became a follower. I so hope I am the winner. I know exactly what I would have done.

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  20. I also blogged about your give away on www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

    http://itssoverycheri.blogspot.com/2009/06/oil-painting-give-away.html

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  21. I also added you to my facebook page and as soon I get the button info I will have everything done.
    Thanks for the opportunity to go in to the drawing. My Dad was an artist, he retired from that company that sells cards and says "when you care enough to send the very best".

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  22. If you need help with the code and making the button easier to find I would be glad to help. It was a journey when I did it but once done so glad I had it up.

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  23. I am so excited 2-- maybe 3. I will keep my fingers crossed that I am one of them. How exciting it would be, to have it when we get moved and settled into our new home-

    I actually have 2 ideas in mind now and will have to decide on what to do---

    I got the button posted in 2 places on the posting for my blog and on the side for more recognition.

    I hope you get lots of new business.

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm so excited! I'm going to do everything! (I'm already a follower - I can't do facebook or tweeter cause I don't have them)
    I've been wanting a portrait of my dog Friday :)
    Just love your work :)

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  25. Thanks so much, I just figured it would be nice to award at least 2 people being that so many have entered and are helping to spread the word!:o)

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  26. oh how lovely....i just became a follower and so glad it did...your work is amazing...i am off to check out your lovely etsy shop...your dog is simply adorable...

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  27. Here's the link to my blog post about the giveaway:

    Blog Giveaway Alert

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  28. Wow! I just love your work, Lara! I found out about you when I was visiting Kimberly Shaw's blog this evening (isn't that terrible about her copyright infringement problem??). I would just love one of your paintings! I'm thinking a tea cup or other piece of china . . .

    So, to increase my chances I've blogged about your giveaway on my blog (I'm not a big blogger, though, but I just love Flickr!!), so here's the link to my blog: http://kayork.blogspot.com/

    Now I'll have to see about Facebook! :)

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  29. Thank you so much Lara, I really appreciate it!!

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  30. Fantastic giveaway and great way to celebrate your art and store opening.

    Follower - check
    blog - posts tomorrow morning - check
    button - check
    twitter follower - check
    tweet - tomorrow morning - almost check
    fingers crossed - check

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  31. beautiful paintings and lovely giveaway! i'd love to have my kitty esau painted

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gugaw/2285903890/in/set-72157603969185313/

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  32. Just became a follower and twittered about this wonderful giveaway !!!

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  33. I'm now a follower! =)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  34. Oh what a delightful giveaway! I would love to have a portrait painting of my sweet little pug!

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  35. This is a wonderful giveaway :-) So generous of you to share your amazing painting talents with TWO lucky winners!! :-)

    I've become a follower and added your blog button and a link to your giveaway in our sidebar.

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  36. Hi Laura~
    So nice to meet you! I love it over here! I have become a loyal follower of you! What a beautiful giveaway. I would have you paint a bug for me. If I post this on my blog I will come back and let you know~
    XO's

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  37. What a wonderful way to promote your lovely work! I will be featuring your give-a-way on my blog today, linking you of course. As soon as I am done here I will follow you and find you on facebook!

    I love your work, and love that you also link your favorite artists!

    Plus...you can't go wrong befriending a fellow dog lover!!

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  38. Hi Lara,
    Just wanted to send you my link and also mention that I created a button for my blog using my favorite-
    "Luigi von Tortellonfish"
    (I hope you don't mind)
    I love this guy...not only is he absolutely adorable he shares a name similar to my dog Friday- her official name is
    "The Barroness Freitag Von Chookdenstein"
    (We're a strange lot, us dog crazy people- *wink*)


    Here is my link::
    http://ennuideux.blogspot.com/2009/06/can-you-say-giveaway-ok-now-lets-all.html

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  39. A warm thank you to everyone who has been entering, blogging, tweeting, facebooking...and to think I was worried initially maybe no one would enter or only a few!You've made my week!:o)Thank you!!

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  40. Just sent out a tweet!

    I am new to twitter.
    this is fun.

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  41. I'm following! And I'm abt to add a button on my blog. And I *really* want to win this! I would love to have a painting of my sweet schnauzers to memorial them. What a giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  42. I'm a blog follower!

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

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  43. Okay, I just added the button:

    http://perfectsentiment.blogspot.com/

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  44. Great giveaway Lara! I'm going to see if I can follow the instructions properly and get a couple more entries. Don't know off-hand what I would want painted, but you've made me think.

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  45. P.S. I just noticed you mentioned my giveaway - that was fast! Thanks! I'll link yours on mine too! : )

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  46. OK, Lara!! Now I have added your blog button to my blog: http://kayork.blogspot.com/ and hopefully you know I added the link to my Facebook page (Kathleen York), became a fan of yours on Facebook, and signed on as a follower of your wonderful blog . . . Thank you so much for doing this wonderful giveaway!!! :)

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  47. Hi Lara! Congrats on your new Etsy shop. How exciting to get a chance to own one of your originals!

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  48. Great Giveaway - found your blog from Kathy @ creative Home Expressions! I just love it!

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  49. I will post the giveaway on my blog later today. I hope you will count me in.

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  50. I am a follower, thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  51. Your work is beautiful. I would love one of my two pups. I am now a follower.

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  52. And I have added your button to my blog...

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  53. Okay, I have your badge posted on my blog AND I'm a follower! :)

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  54. Oh my goodness! What a great give-away! I'm a follower now and I grabbed your sweet button!

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  55. Wow! What a wonderful contest! Your work is really beautiful! I bet you could paint an amazing picture of my baby dog, Lulu.I am following your blog, and will frirnd you on FB and twitter right now!

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  56. Thank you!It is pretty encouraging to see so many people interested in my contest!:o)Can't wait to see who the winners will be!

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  57. What a fun giveaway! I'd love to win, so please put my name in the hat. Found you from Kathy's blog.

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  58. http://eskimoboblives.blogspot.com

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  59. What a wonderful opportunity. Thank you for doing this.

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  60. Hi Laura,
    I am glad you stopped by my site, so I could find yours. Your work is wonderful and it will be fun to follow you. Thank you for the opportunity to win this generous give-a-way.
    Cathy

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  61. Dear Lara,
    what a talented and beautiful artist you are. I love your blog photo. I love art and I appreciate art. I joined as a follower. This is my first time to visit your blog. Thank you for allowing me to enter this give away. I also will be adding your button to my side bar and have it in place before you read this message. If I won I would love a picture made of my rescue schnauzer sammy, who you can see on my blog page...he is just a perfect little soul.
    hugs
    debbie

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  62. How wonderful it would be to have your oils turn one of my treasures into a painting! For my 1 ENTRY, I have become a FOLLOWER of your BLOG. (I've nabbed your button to post on my blog as well.) I definitely will be back to notify you of other entries (presently in the works). Heading out right now to work on a blog mentioning you and your delightful contest giveaway. I'll notify you after I've posted it.) Thank you so much!

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  63. What a great give away. How are you choosing the winners? I am now a follower and will do a post about it on my blog. =) oh and of course ad the button.

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  64. Thank you :o)...I know some people use some sort of computer program to choose their winners, but I will more than likely just be doing it the old fashioned way with little slips of paper!

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  65. For 2 ENTRIES: I'm a follower who just blogged about this GIVEAWAY (See blog titled "Art, It's an Easy Choice!" ) with a link back to this blog post.

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  66. For 3 ENTRIES: I'm a FOLLOWER who BLOGGED ABOUT this GIVEAWAY (See blog titled "Art, It's an Easy Choice!" ) WITH A LINK back to this blog post, and I've POSTED your BLOG BUTTON (right sidebar) WITH A LINK to this blog.

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  67. For 5 ENTRIES: I'm a FOLLOWER who BLOGGED ABOUT this GIVEAWAY (See blog titled "Art, It's an Easy Choice!" ) WITH A LINK BACK to this blog post; I've POSTED your BLOG BUTTON (right sidebar) WITH A LINK to this blog; and I’m FOLLOWING YOU ON TWITTER and TWEETED ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY. I’ve sent you a message on twitter, so you can count my entries. Thanks! What a fun contest this is! (P.S. I apologize for not asking for your permission to use two images of your artwork in my blog. If it's not okay with you, just let me know and I'll immediately edit.)

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  68. Your work is totally amazing. I would be honored to hang your works in my home.
    Joyce

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  69. I am so overwhelmed by the response, thank you to everyone for your kind words!:o)

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  70. Wow! Your paintings are absolutely amazing! I am awestruck by your talent. I love the theme to this giveaway. Please include me. I am now a follower of your blog. I am so delighted that I found your blog.
    Tammy
    tlsprinkle@Yahoo.com

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  71. Thank you so much!:o)Everyone who follows will definitely be in the giveaway!Good luck and God bless!

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  72. Lara, You are a very talented artist. Thank you for this opportunity. Thanks for helping dogs too. Sue of http://frumsglassmenagerie.blogspot.com

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  73. Thank you Sue!Growing up I was a rather shy child and always felt a special bond with dogs, I think that is part of why I enjoy painting them so much...I love getting to know them a bit through my art and creating a piece that will become something their owners will always have with them to keep their pup's memory alive :o)

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  74. As Tatting Chic said, you can't win if you don't enter. So, I have now entered and what a wonderful giveaway. Yes, I have become a follower. I love your work.

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  75. For 3 ENTRIES, I have become a FOLLOWER, BLOGGED about this GIVEAWAY on my BLOG, and POSTED your BLOG BUTTON(right sidebar) on my BLOG with a LINK to this blog

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  76. For 5 ENTRIES!!, I did all of the above plus I now FOLLOW you on TWITTER and TWEETED about this GIVEAWAY! I also sent you a messge on twitter. :)

    I love your work. I hope that you can tell that by all th things I've done to get more entriees, LOL! I thought the "Strawberries on Red Spode Plate" was a photo at first until I looked close at it!
    I think if I was lucky enough to win I would want a painting of tatting with one or some of my shuttles.
    If you like tatted lace feel free to visit my blog anytime.

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  77. I am not very good at all this computer stuff, but I did manage to add myself to your "friends" list. So one entry for me....keeping fingers crossed it is a lucky one!!! XXX Annie

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  78. Thank you so much & good luck to everyone!This is so exciting! :o)

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  79. I am now a follower and would love to be entered in your givaway..what fun! Love your paintings!

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  80. I'm super excited for this giveaway.
    I'm a new follower and I'm digging what I see so far.
    A while back I blogged about a photo I'd love to have commissioned. I'm either debating between that vintage shot or a portrait of my pup.
    I really hope I win!

    http://memelodia.blogspot.com/2009/03/capture.html

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  81. Thank you!I do offer custom portraits, but not for this giveaway as they do take quite a lot of time to do...pet portraits no problem!Good luck! :o)

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  82. oh my goodness, i'm a follower!!! oh wow, i have no idea what i would want you to paint if i won, but i'm sure i could think of a few things! you're so talented and i would loooove a "portrait."

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  83. Lara,
    Sending warm thoughts to you and your grandfather.

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  84. Thank you to everyone for entering!I will be posting the 2 winners as soon as possible!This was so encouraging and I truly appreciate all of the kind words and enthusiasm!God bless!:o)

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  85. I just followed you, and am adding you on facebook, and twitter. I'm DreamEyce at facebook, and Twitter too :)

    Emily~ DreamEyce Studio

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  86. Thank you so much, the Giveaway is over, I hope this post didn't confuse you...love your dog pins! :o)

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