Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An Interview and Giveaway with Katie Crawford!





Katie Crawford is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer from Pittsburgh, PA. She loves all things fluffy, feathered, scaly, and fabulous.

1. What inspires you to come up with new designs?

Everything! My constant inspirations are nature/animals, fashion, and music. Lately, the style and feel of the 50s and 60s is a big influence on me, particularly things like comic books and movie posters from that era.



2. How long have you been creating?


I’ve been drawing and making art literally for as long as I can remember. I’ve been doing design work and digital illustration for almost 3 years and I’ve had my Etsy shop for a year and a half now.



3. Where do you do your work? Do you have a dedicated area of your home, or?

I have a section in the game room of my house dedicated to my work. I have a great, big, old-fashioned architect’s desk where I draw and paint and my computer, scanner, and printer are on a desk across from it.



4. Tell us about a goal you have for your business

It’s still a bit new for me, so for right now I just want it to keep growing and for more and more people to see my art. Someday, it would be great to quit my day job.



5. What is your favorite album?

I can’t pick just one! I’d say my top three are Too Fare to Care by Old 97’s, Summerteeth by Wilco and I and Love and You by the Avett Brothers.



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Still creating--hopefully on a larger scale with my work in more boutiques and galleries.



7. What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend?

I’m a big hockey fan, so I’m usually either watching or attending a Penguins game on the weekend. Also, because I do have a day job during the week, I use my time on the weekends to work on my art and come up with new designs for my shop.



8. Tell us about a new skill you'd like to learn


I’d like to learn some different forms of printing—screenprinting in particular.

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Look what you can win!



It includes my Hoot Owl 5x7 signed Giclee Art Print and a set of three 5x7 cards: The Dapper Skeleton, Happy Birthday Pinata, and Sweet as Pie.

To Enter;

Visit Katie's Shop and pick your fave item, and leave it in a comment.

To qualify for additional entries you can..

2. Heart an item in Katie's shop
3. Blog about this giveaway
4. Follow this blog on GFC
5. Follow Papercakes on Twitter
6. Put my button in your sidebar
7. Tweet this giveaway
8. Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook
9. Follow Katie on Twitter
10. Share Katie's shop with a friend
11. Share Paper*Cakes on facebook with a friend
12. Buy an item from Katie's shop (5 entries, leave 5 comments)

Closes Jan 31

194 comments:

Birgit said...

I love this design best http://www.etsy.com/listing/33841422/chirp-matted-art-print !
danaan at gmx dot at

Birgit said...

Following your blog on GFC!!
danaan at gmx dot at

Birgit said...

Liked you on FB (Birgit Lehner)!
danaan at gmx dot at

Simone said...

This one is my favourite:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45979273/happy-birthday-cupcake-card

simonka_t at hotmail dot com

Simone said...

I hearted tis one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45979273/happy-birthday-cupcake-card

simonka_t at hotmail dot com

Simone said...

I follow Papercakes on twitter as simonka_t

simonka_t at hotmail dot com

Simone said...

My tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/simonka_t/status/27852106098548736

simonka_t at hotmail dot com

Simone said...

I follow Katie on twitter as simonka_t

simonka_t at hotmail dot com

Chrissy said...

What a great giveaway! Katie's shop is gorgeous!
Well, I am a follower!

Chrissy said...

And this is my fav item
http://www.etsy.com/listing/65948189/hoot-yellow-owl-giclee-art-print!

Chrissy said...

I hearted her shop!

Kate said...

I love anything with Owls on it or birds so those would be my favorite pieces.

Kate said...

I also liked you on facebook!

doroffee said...

As much as I love owls, the warm & fuzzy pengiun beats everything, it made my day! :)

badorka@vipmail.hu

doroffee said...

I also follow you through gfc :)
badorka@vipmail.hu

doroffee said...

And I like you on fb, too! :)

badorka@vipmail.hu

Marta said...

What a fantastic give-away!
My favourite item is the May Your Winter Be Classic Penguin Card. My son loves penguins!
Thanks!
Marta
martaplayita at gmail dot com

ligata said...

My favorite item from the shop is the Trick or Treat Cat Burglar Card.

vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

ligata said...

I hearted the shop.
nickname: ligata


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ligata said...

I am following your blog via gfc.

vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

mom2girls said...

Oh I love them all but because I love the name Sheldon and am partial to sea monsters I will say this is my fav:Sheldon the Sea Monster 5x7 Giclee Print
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

mom2girls said...

I follow on GFC as Tracy Taylor
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

mom2girls said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter (mom2girls1974)
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

mom2girls said...

I follow Katie on Twitter (mom2girls1974)
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

Amber said...

The Sweet Deer card is my favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart the Sweet Deer card in Katie's shop - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I like you on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow you @papercakes on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/28129318462816256

Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel Levine said...

Party Penguin With Dead Fish 5x7 Card

but there are so many greats


petmyrhino at hotmail dot com

www.etsy.com/shop/bigdoglittledog

Jacqueline said...

i love the warm and fuzzy penguin!!! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

im a gfc follower! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Melody said...

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All kinds of adorable! My fave is the Sweet as Pie card, but it was a close call.

Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom I hearted a card in her shop under the name EverybodyElse

Melody said...

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Following via gfc

Melody said...

I like papercakes on facebook
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Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

Following Katie on twitter everybodyelse01

Jenny said...

My favorite is the sweet deer card!

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Jenny said...

I heart the sweet deer card!

jennywigdahl@gmail.com

Jenny said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect!

jennywigdahl@gmail.com

Lee said...

i like the monster bird note set and the jellyfish card
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Lee said...

I hearted the this jellyfish loves you card. Butler83
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Lee said...

i follow your blog - gfc
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said...

I really love this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/37841892/sweet-deer-card

joyblondeèat]libero.it

ciao dall'Italia :)

said...

I follow you on facebook (giorgia rossini)

joyblonde[at]libero.it

ciao dall'Italia :)

said...

I follow papercakes finds with GFC

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ciao dall'Italia :)

Lyudmila said...

I like the Let it Snow Snowman Card
http://www.etsy.com/listing/61961449/let-it-snow-snowman-card
lusizova at gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

I also entered KiKi's Maternity Fashion
Lyudmila
lusizova at gmail.com

ManaRose said...

I LOVE owls…so my fav. is Hoot - Yellow Owl Giclee Art Print : )

ManaRose said...

I *hear* an item on Katie's shop : )

ManaRose said...

I follow this blog : )

Wehaf said...

It's impossible to pick a favorite; there are so many awesome items! I really love the Monster Birds Set of 4 Different Note Cards!

urchiken at gmail dot com

ManaRose said...

I like PC on facebook : )

Soozle said...

My favorite item from Katie's shop is the Vanilla Sundae Greyhound Card

sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

Soozle said...

I'm following your blog at GFC

sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

JenLindsey said...

Dapper Skull & Pinata cards are terrific! Thank you!

TopHat said...

Oh wow! I fell in love with the Lovebot card!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

ASHLEY K. said...

My favourite item is the This Jellyfish Loves You Card!
This is such a great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity!
I'm a new follower :)

ssecondskin@hotmail.com

ASHLEY K. said...

Oh I was supose to leave following your blog as a seperate comment so here it is
:)

ssecondskin@hotmail.com

ASHLEY K. said...

I also followed Paper Cakes on twitter!
My user is @ssecondskin

ssecondskin@hotmail.com

ASHLEY K. said...

I tweeted this giveaway:
http://twitter.com/#!/ssecondskin/status/28280745487237120
:)

ssecondskin@hotmail.com

ASHLEY K. said...

I also followed Katie on Twitter!
My user is @ssecondskin
:)

ssecondskin@hotmail.com

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

these are adorable - this is my fav:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65948189/hoot-yellow-owl-giclee-art-print

sunset studies said...

Hi, my fav item from Katie's shop is: "Sweet Deer Card". Thank you :)
louise_gillies {AT} hotmail {DOT} com

sunset studies said...

I hearted the "Sweet Deer Card" in Katie's etsy shop. My etsy username is: sunsetstudies. Thank you :)
louise_gillies {AT} hotmail {DOT} com

Schoolgirl said...

My fave is Ivy 5x7 Giclee Print

abstufftobuy at gmail dot com

Thanks!

Schoolgirl said...

I am a follower

abstufftobuy at gmail dot com

Chani said...

The Love Squirrels are too cute! Love all designs!

blancetcaramel@gmail.com

Chani said...

I follow you on Twitter!

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Ms. M said...

my fave item is Hello Toucan Card.

fablanche3petal@gmail.com

oksana said...

I adore Let it Snow Snowman Card!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I hearted Let it Snow Snowman Card in Katie's shop! (oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following your blog via GFC!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following Papercakes on Twitter!(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Tweeted: (Oksana2372)

http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/28408220003340288

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I am already Fan of Paper*Cakes on Facebook!

(oksana vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following Katie on Twitter!

(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vanessa said...

Cuteness maximum alert!!!

Trick or Treat Cat Burglar Card is so cuuuuuute!

centuries said...

Thanks for the chance! I'm in love with the Sweet deer card!:)

xx
Rossi
youmey0u at yahoo.com

centuries said...

I also hearted the Sweet deer card!:)

xx
Rossi
youmey0u at yahoo.com

centuries said...

And I'm also following your blog!:D

xx
Rossi
youmey0u at yahoo.com

centuries said...

I also liked your Facebook page!:D

xx
Rossi
youmey0u at yahoo.com

Basia Marie said...

I looove the Jellyfish card! Teehee! So strange!
-Basia :)

bozthefreak@hotmail.com

liz said...

Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest http://www.etsy.com/listing/36214015/snail-heart-card

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

Gosh ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

I follow Katie on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

I twit here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/28628153073139715

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

I follow you on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather said...

I like the Pink Hello Flower Set of 3 Note Cards.
jswandrn at gmail

Glo said...

I like: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64006863/may-your-winter-be-classic-penguin-card

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Glo said...

Tweeted:http://twitter.com/#!/FataAzzurra/status/28766279254941696
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Marija said...

I love the Hello Toucan card!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

hearted the hello toucan card- username bokononist

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following you via GFC

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following Katie on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

xlacrimax said...

My favorite is Warm and Fuzzy Penguin card.
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xlacrimax said...

I follow via GFC.
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Jasmine1485 said...

My favourite item is the 'Happy Birthday Cupcake Card'

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I hearted the 'Happy Birthday Cupcake Card' on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm a fan of Paper*Cakes on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following Katie on Twitter (@NTFancy)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I tweeted about it:

http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/29156568779980800

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Rachel said...

I just can't choose between the dapper and Victorian skeletons. Both are so great!
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JBlanton said...

My favorite is the heart snail card

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JBlanton said...

following your blog with GFC

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skipthelaundry said...

I like the yellow bird thank you set of 6 note cards.
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skipthelaundry said...

I heart the yellow bird cards on etsy.
skipthelaundry
skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

skipthelaundry said...

gfc
skipthelaundry
skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

skipthelaundry said...

follow you on twitter
skipthelaundry
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skipthelaundry said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/skipthelaundry/status/29273054253162496
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skipthelaundry said...

like you on facebook
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skipthelaundry said...

follow katie on twitter
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puffpastryshop said...

It's so hard to choose! I do like the Victorian Skeleton card a lot. =)

puffpastryshop said...

I like you on Facebook

puffpastryshop said...

I follow you through GFC

Megan said...

I like the RAWR dinosaur card :) rosiebud63 at hotmail dot com

Fritter said...

Three jjumped out at me that I love! The octopus heart, dinosaur rawr, and happy birthday whale!

thanks!
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

I hearted the Happy Birthday Whale, thanks!
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

I follow with GFC (Farrah), thanks!
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

I follow with twitter (momofthreeunder) farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

Now I follow Katie on twitter (the last follow on twitter was you) thanks! (momofthreeunder) farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Soozle said...

I hearted the Hoot - Yellow Owl Giclee Art Print in Katie's Etsy shop

sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

Grace said...

Love love love these prints!

Claudia said...

I visited Katie's shop and hearted the HB pinata card under the name moncy3

Claudia said...

I follow papercakes on twitter

Claudia said...

I follow Katie on twitter

Claudia said...

I like papercakes on FB

Claudia said...

your blog button is up and running on my blog sidebar!

Claudia said...

I am your blog follower and I love it!

Piper said...

I love Sheldon the Sea Monster 5x7 Giclee Print! that face! amazing!

I follow your blog via gfc as Piper - nettysgirl AT gmail.com

Kelly said...

How do you pick your favorite? They are all so cute! I think I love the Skeleton cards and the Abomiable snowman the best.

Kelly said...

I "hearted" several of her cards. I actually had to stop myself! :)

Kelly said...

By the way, I "like" Paper*Cakes on FB and follow you on Twitter too. I also started following Katie.

Nancy said...

Ahahah! Her art is so unbelievable cute!!! It's so hard to pick, but my favorite is the Vanilla Sundae Greyhound Card!

nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I follow your blog with GFC.

nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

ArtsyCraftsy said...

My fave design is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48952754/marie-8x10-giclee-fine-art-print

Of course I hearted it!

jess =]
jessence22@yahoo.com

ArtsyCraftsy said...

snail mail rocks & so do these cards! it would be a pleasure to send these cards to special people in my life!

jess =]
jessence22@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I like the Sheldon the Sea Monster 5x7 Giclee Print

CrystaL* said...

Great article, I love hearing about people creative process!
I love the Octopus Heart Card. Octopus' are becoming my favorite lately!

crystal {at} thehouseofhearts.com

CrystaL* said...

Heart an item and her shop!!!


crystal {at} thehouseofhearts.com

CrystaL* said...

Following this blog on GFR now :)


crystal {at} thehouseofhearts.com

CrystaL* said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter!


crystal {at} thehouseofhearts.com

CrystaL* said...

Tweeted this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/TheHouseOfHeart/status/31090943276875776

crystal {at} thehouseofhearts.com

CrystaL* said...

Following Katie on Twitter!


crystal {at} thehouseofhearts.com

CrystaL* said...

I LIKE Paper*Cakes on Facebook NOW!

crystal {at} thehouseofhearts.com

Thanks for doing such a great giveaway :)

sjt42075 said...

i love the This Jellyfish Loves You Card
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kiddo said...

I love the Rocco the Abominable Snowman Card.

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kiddo said...

I hearted Rocco the Abominable Snowman Card on Etsy (houseofplush).

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow this blog via GFC.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter @kiddo47.

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kiddo said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

http://kiddomerriweather.blogspot.com

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kiddo said...

I like Paper*Cakes on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow Katie on Twitter @kiddo47.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like this one...Octopus Heart Card


Shannon
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Mama R. said...

Tough decision, but I have to choose the sweet deer card!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/37841892/sweet-deer-card

mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

Mama R. said...

I "hearted" the sweet deer card. :)

mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

Mama R. said...

I now follow you with GFC.

mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

Mama R. said...

i like paper*cakes on facebook.

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ferriz said...

i love the victorian skeleton card!


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ferriz said...

fb fan: xferriza2 (Danielle b)


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ferriz said...

gfc: xferriza2 (Danielle b)


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Ainsley said...

so many cute cards! i love the bat love bites and the heart broken mouse cards! hope to win!

Tipper said...

I LOVE the Squirrel Love Card!

sparkofutterance(at)hotmail(dot)com

trixx said...

My fav is the Pink Reindeer card, so sweet!

trixx said...

I follow via Google Friends Connect!

SweetShenanigans said...

My fav item is the Ivy 5x7 Giclee Print.
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

SweetShenanigans said...

I hearted the Marie 8x10 Giclee Fine Art Print. username alliegal101
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

SweetShenanigans said...

following you via GFC
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

SweetShenanigans said...

following you via twitter @Alliegal101
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

SweetShenanigans said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Alliegal101/status/31894657877147648
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

SweetShenanigans said...

following katie on twitter @Alliegal101
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

Mia J. said...

I like the I Love Ewe Card.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Tylerpants said...

Awww! I love the Sweet as Pie Valentine Card! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a Paper*Cakes fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

MAC Mom said...

I like the Pink Hello Flower Set of 3 Note Cards
http://www.etsy.com/listing/50725989/pink-hello-flower-set-of-3-note-cards

Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

I hearted my favorite item @ Katie's shop
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

I follow on GFC as Mac Mom
jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

I follow you on Twitter @Macmomof3
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

I liked Papercakes on Facebook
Jessica k.

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MAC Mom said...

Following Katie on Twitter @Macmomof3
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/MACMOMof3/status/31966709199937536

Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

susansmoaks said...

i love the The Purple Unicorn Postcard Print http://www.etsy.com/listing/43897204/the-purple-unicorn-postcard-print
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Laurie Pearson Photography said...

My fave item from the website = Pink Hello Flower Set of 3 Note Cards

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Laurie Pearson Photography said...

GFC follower

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Laurie Pearson Photography said...

Follow paper cakes on twitter
@chiquidita
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Laurie Pearson Photography said...

Follow katie on twitter
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Kristy OT said...

My favorite item is the jellyfish loves you card.

Heather W said...

I like the sweet dear card
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liliesrnice said...

I really like the Heartbroken Mouse Card!

Cerena Leigh said...

the octopus heart card is beyond amazing.

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