Thursday, January 6, 2011

An Interview and Giveaway with Little Pink Plum




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

I’m inspired a lot by nature and that’s why there's a lot of designs with leaves, trees, etc in my shop. I also like kawaii (cute) things too.



2. How long have you been creating?

It seems like I’ve been crafting with paper my whole life. When I was about 5 or 6 years old, my mom (who is Japanese) taught me how to fold a crane from origami paper and I became fascinated with being able to create things from paper. Now, using my button press to make fun accessories is the perfect way for me to create and also work with paper.



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

I have a small table in the family room and a bookcase where I keep my supplies and paper, LOTS of paper!



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

To expand & have my products in boutiques, gift shops, etc.



5. What is your favorite album?

Oh I have so many favorites I can’t narrow it down to just one.



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Still living here in San Diego and still making cute round things on my button maker!



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

It's great when my husband watches our 4 year old for a couple of hours so I can meet up with a girlfriend and go thrift/vintage store shopping or just talk over coffee at Starbucks. My husband and I are also teaching our son how to ride a "big" kid bike (with training wheels) so that's a favorite thing to do on weekends too.



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

I wish I knew how to sew. I would love to be able to make the zipper pouches with cute Japanese fabric I see on Etsy.


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Look what you can win!



Any five pocket mirrors of your choice.

To Enter;

Visit Little Pink Plum and pick your fave item, and leave it in a comment.

To qualify for additional entries you can..

2. Follow Jan on twitter
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

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Polly said...

My favourite item is the Kokeshi Doll magnets

Polly said...

I like papercakes on facebook

Shenny said...

I totally love everything that includes Alice from Wonderland - especially the Pocket Mirror - Advice From A Caterpillar and the Pocket Mirror or Bottle Opener/Keychain - Mad Hatter's Tea Party, but the Pocket Mirror - FLORAL CAT is awesome, too!
Another great shop :))

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Shenny said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

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Polly said...

I follow papercakes on Twitter (@pixie_polly)

Shenny said...

and I like Paper*Cakes on facebook!
(anna nowogonska)

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Polly said...

I follow Jan on Twitter

Polly said...

I retweeted the giveaway

Jingle said...

My favorite is the White Rabbit Purse Hook! I love the designs in this awesome shop!!!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jingle said...

I follow this blog on GFC.

Jingle said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter.

Jingle said...

I like Paper*Cakes on Facebook.

va said...

i like this pocket gnome mirror
http://www.etsy.com/listing/60307125/pocket-mirror-solitary-gnome

va said...

gfc follower

va said...

fb fan / ana amanti

va said...

already have your button on my sidebar .
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thnx

jhitomi said...

I adore the Bunny Foo Foo pocket mirror. These items are just so so cute!
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jhitomi said...

now following her on twitter as jhitomi
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jhitomi said...

following papercakes on twitter as @jhitomi
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jhitomi said...

following papercakes on gfc as jhb.
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captainliss40 said...

My favorite item is the Eiffel Tower Script pocket mirror. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendy City said...

Following Jan on Twitter! :)

Wendy City said...

Following this blog on GFC!

Wendy City said...

following pc on twitter. :)

Wendy City said...

like pc on fb!

Wendy City said...

favorite item of little pink plum is the adorable deer with the big blue bow around its neck. swoon!

Lilly said...

The Pocket Mirror - KAWAII JAPANESE GIRL AMONG FLOWERS is adorable!
Thanks a lot for the chance.
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Lilly said...

I follow Paper Cakes on GFC
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TigerLily said...

i love the kokeshi doll pocket mirror.


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TigerLily said...

i follow this blog via GFC


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TigerLily said...

I'm your twitter follower (@2thousandthings)

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TigerLily said...

i have your button on my sidebar:
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nicolthepickle said...

Ilove the Pocket Mirror - OWL ON A BRANCH, and the black and white magnets.
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nicolthepickle said...

I liked paper Cakes on facebook (nicoline G.
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Libbi H. said...

I Like the vintage floral one :)

Libbi H. said...

Following you via GFC
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Sharon said...

I'm loving the Keep Calm and Carry On pocket mirrors! A great reminder to keep in your purse :)

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Michelle said...

My favorite item is the fox and butterfly pocket mirror :) 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

I follow jan on twitter (mstarz9) 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

I follow your blog via gfc (mstarz9) 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

I follow papercakes on twitter (mstarz9) 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

I liked Paper*Cakes on Facebook (tom c.) 2pmishere(at)gmail(dot)com

Birgit said...

So many lovely ones, but I like this one best http://www.etsy.com/listing/64012939/pocket-mirror-red-italian-fiore !
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Birgit said...

Following your blog on GFC !
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Birgit said...

Liked you on FB!
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TopHat said...

I love the bicycle magnets!

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erine said...

I love the Mad Hatter's Tea Party Pocket Mirror!! So cute!!

m.t. said...

Hi!
Great giveaway! Just love all ur stuff on etsy shop!!!!!!

I just love everything about Japan, so this would be my first choice from ur shop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/65189195/set-of-six-magnets-colorful-kokeshi

erine said...

I follow Paper Cakes on GFC-- fun!

erine said...

I like Paper*Cakes on facebook! Erin Ew

m.t. said...

I`m following u on twitter with @miha_loves_zaf

m.t. said...

I`ve blogged about this giveaway here:

http://miha-loves-zaf.blogspot.com/2011/01/any-five-pocket-mirrors-of-your-choice.html

m.t. said...

I`m following u on GFC with the nick m.t.

m.t. said...

I`m following Papercakes too on twitter with same nickname @miha_loves_zaf.

m.t. said...

I`ve puted ur button on my blog`s sidebar.

m.t. said...

I`ve tweeted this giveaway here:
http://twitter.com/miha_loves_zaf/status/23451185012801536

m.t. said...

I like Paper*Cakes on facebook with the name: Mihaela Toana.

Anna said...
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Fritzi Marie said...

I love the kittens with yarn mirror. So cute. My husband and close friends call me Kitty.

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Fritzi Marie said...

p.s. I follow you on facebook.

hugs

BEadECLECTIC said...

It was super hard to pick, put I love the nature birds magnets!

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BEadECLECTIC said...

I follow your blog!

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Glo said...

I like:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/65330884/pocket-mirror-owl-on-a-branch
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Glo said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/FataAzzurra/status/23483152206921729

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Glo said...

Blog post: http://fata-azzurra.blogspot.com/2011/01/paper-cakes-finds-giveaway_07.html

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apparentlyjessy said...

I adore the Retro Kittens with Yarn pocket mirror. SO cute!
I'm a follower of PaperCakes and Jan on twitter.
Also a fan of PaperCakes on Facebook.

PoppyLand said...

oh so cute!! my fave is http://www.etsy.com/listing/63587140/pocket-mirror-dandelion-trio

PoppyLand said...

I follow this blog via GFC

PoppyLand said...

I follow PaperCakes on twitter @2lovemarie

PoppyLand said...

I follow Janette on twitter too:)
@2lovemarie

Charity U said...

I love the handlebar mustache magnets. :)

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Grace said...

I like the vintage bluebird and single gnome pocket mirrors.

AmandaSue said...

I really like the pastel sky tree pocket mirror! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail.com

Marija said...

The floral cat pocket mirror is my favorite!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following jan on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following papercakes on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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Marija said...

following you via GFC

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hihihi! said...

cute I love the asian mirrors (soo nice of you to make a wholoe line of them!) and the flower panda and this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60945071/pocket-mirror-kawaii-lemon-slice
:)
sumshi.is.yummyATgmailDOTcom
thanks!

barb c said...

AAHH! Her moustache magnets are too cute!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Roni said...

I love the Pocket Mirror - Bunny Foo Foo

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Roni said...

Follow Jan on twitter (BeadsByRoni)

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Roni said...

GFC follower

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Roni said...

Follow Papercakes on Twitter (BeadsByRoni)

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Athina said...

Difficult to choose between colorful owls and asian mirrors, but I like the Pocket Mirror - FAMILY REUNION best :)

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Vicki S said...

love the Pocket Mirror - FLORAL CAT
http://www.etsy.com/listing/64992492/pocket-mirror-floral-cat

sswpss at yahoo dot com

PringlesPalo said...

i love pocket mirrors. the items on littlepinkplum's etsy store are absolutely cute! i'd choose the ff: OWL ON DECO TREE, EIFEL TOWER POSTCARD, KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON (in black), AUDREY HEPBURN, and PHOENIX BIRD.
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PringlesPalo said...

i follow papercakesfinds via gfc: PringlesPalo
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Shaha said...

I love the vintage red mirror
hope this is international
great giveaway
thanks
diarygirl at live dot com
shaha

Shaha said...

follow papercakes on twitter - shahaaa

Shaha said...

like papercakes on fb - shaha ahmed

Vanessa said...

Kokeshi doll magnet looks gorgeous! (:

TiLT said...

I love the Autumn purse hanger here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/64878777/purse-hanger-hook-autumn-leaves

tiltcreations at gmail dot com

TiLT said...

I follow Jan on Twitter

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TiLT said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter

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TiLT said...

I "liked" Papercakes on FB

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TiLT said...

your button is on my blog at http://tiltsgiveawayfinds.blogspot.com/

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free indeed said...

I think the giant paperclip bookmarks are so neat! Love the Dandelion Love one. Picking out mirrors will be so hard since there are so many lovely prints, but fun to choose just the right one for some girls in my life!

Dovile said...

My favorite item is the Pocket Mirror - SAKURA BLOSSOMS (BLACK).

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Dovile said...

your GFC follower

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xlacrimax said...

My fave is Jumbo Paperclip Bookmark - SOLITARY GNOME.
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xlacrimax said...

GFC follower of your blog.
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Aimee said...

The retro deer is the cutest!
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Tylerpants said...

The Kawaii Food magnets are super cute! 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

serena said...

Thank you for thisgiveaway.
My fav item is
:Purse Hanger Hook with pouch and gift box - Colorful Owl On A Branch

serena said...

Hi, thank you for this opportunuty. My fav item is: Purse Hanger Hook with pouch and gift box - Colorful Owl On A Branch

serena said...

I'm Janette P. follower on Twitter (a_seregna)

serena said...

GFC follower of your blog.

serena said...

I've tweeted the giveaway (www.twitter.com/#a_seregna)

A little about ME! said...

I love the hedgehog mirror.
jerzycat99(at)yahoo(dot)com

fisiwoman said...

My fav item is WIDE EYED OWL mirror.


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following Jan on twitter (@fisiwoman)

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Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following via google


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fisiwoman said...

Following you on twitter (@fisiwoman)


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Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following on FB (Ana Belén R M)


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Spain

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/status/23873204590219264


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Spain

Nonelle said...

Oh wow ~ I am so in love with the vintage mirrors - especially the alice in wonderland ones...

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Nonelle said...

I also follow this blog ~

Nonelle said...

I also Like papercakes on facebook ~

sunset studies said...

My fav item is: ".Pocket Mirror - Retro Deer With Blue Bow." Thank you!

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trixx said...

My favorite is the Floral Monogram purse hanger hook. So useful to have since handbags on the floor is so gross.

trixx said...

I follow via Google Friends Connect!

Cindy Jurries said...

I like the pocket mirror-vintage flying bluebirds!
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Cindy Jurries said...

I like the pocket mirror-vintage flying bluebirds!
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Cindy Jurries said...

I liked paper cakes on FB!
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puffpastryshop said...

I like the vintage birds and flowers magnets.

puffpastryshop said...

I follow you on GFC

puffpastryshop said...

I like Papercakes on Facebook

Jenny said...

My favorite is the retro deer with blue bow pocket mirror!

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Jenny said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect!

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Chloe's Collars said...

This is my favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64524219/pocket-mirror-sugar-skull-blue

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Leslie @ www.chloescollars.etsy.com

Chloe's Collars said...

I liked papercakes on Facebook!

Mary Rebecca said...

I have been lusting over pocket mirrors but can never decide--winning this giveaway would help! ;D

I really like this one though:
Pocket Mirror - Retro Kittens With Yarn

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http://hellomaryrebecca.blogspot.com

Darcy said...

I love the snowy white owl purse hook!

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Darcy said...

I follow Jan on twitter - smartbottomkids

Darcy said...

I follow papercakes on twitter - smartbottomkids

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Shaima812 said...

1. I loved EIFFEL TOWER SCRIPT ,AUDREY HEPBURN ,CUPCAKE WITH SPRINKLES,Keep Calm and Carry On (PINK) and SAKURA BLOSSOMS (BLACK)


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Shaima812 said...

2. Follow Jan on twitter shaimapassion

Shaima812 said...

2. Follow Jan on twitter shaimapassion

Shaima812 said...

3. Blog about this giveaway
http://adgiveaway.blogspot.com/2011/01/poket-mirrors-giveaway.html

Shaima812 said...

4. Follow this blog on GFC Shaima812

Shaima812 said...

5. Follow Papercakes on Twitter shaimapassion

Shaima812 said...

6. Tweet this giveaway

http://twitter.com/#!/shaimapassion/status/24383540003082241

Shaima812 said...

7. Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook Shaimaa Ali

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Thanks

mandapanda said...

I just adore the Retro Kittens With Yarn Pocket Mirror! Tooooooo Cute!!!

Amber said...

The Pocket Mirror - RUSSIAN DOLL (002) is my favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow this blog with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow @PaperCakes on Twitter- I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like Paper Cakes on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I tweeted about the giveaway:
http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/24504320800071680
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Brooke said...

This is my favorite item:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65619551/pocket-mirror-keep-calm-and-carry-on

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Brooke said...

I'm following with GFC!

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Carmilla said...

I really love the Pocket Mirror - KAWAII LEMON SLICE

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Chani said...

I love Bunny Foo Foo, so cute!

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Chani said...

I follow Jan on Twitter (janichani)

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Chani said...

I follow you on Twitter too!

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Lee said...

i love the alice magnet set!
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Mozzypop said...

Mine is the little pink pocket mirror with two foxes, adorable!

I follow you here, on Twitter and Little Pink Plum on Twitter :)

Mozzypop x

doroffee said...

Hi! My fave item is the Foll Foliage purse hook :).

doroffee said...

... and I follow the blog through gfc...

doroffee said...

... and I like Papercakes on fb :). Snd my mail is badorka@vipmail.hu :). Hope it's international, because I'm from Hungary :).

Anonymous said...

love the cute bird pocketmirror:)
-Tracy
tracyxie503@hotmail.com

JuneBug said...

Birdie in a floral garden pocket mirror - really I love so many of her pocket mirrors it is hard to choose just one. And these pocket mirrors are a favorite of mine to give away!

JuneBug said...

And I Like papercakes on Facebook.

sandyandcosmo said...

I love the green bicycle magnets.

JuneBug said...

And I follow on GFC

Emily R. said...

I love the Pocket Mirror - Kokeshi Doll Yellow Kimono

Very cute!

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Emily R. said...

I follow your blog

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Sarah said...

My favorite is the Pocket Mirror - Vintage Bird and Cage.

Thanks! ♥ Sarah.

Sarah said...

Following Jan on twitter.

Thanks! ♥ Sarah.

Sarah said...

Following this blog on GFC.

Thanks! ♥ Sarah.

Sarah said...

Following Papercakes on Twitter (@Sarit_Gabay).

Thanks! ♥ Sarah.

Sarah said...

Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook(Sarit Gabay).

Sarah said...

Tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/#!/Sarit_Gabay/status/24647681326456832

Thanks! ♥ Sarah.

Apple Hu said...

I love the Bunny Foo Foo mirror. So cute!

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KittenCups said...

The EIFFEL TOWER SCRIPT pocket mirror is my favorite. Followed you on Twitter too.

snobrdnchik said...

my favorite is the Pocket Mirror - Keep Calm and Carry On (PINK)
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snobrdnchik said...

I follow via GFC

naomemandeflores said...

The ALICE DRINK ME Purse Hanger Hook is perfect! love it!


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kiddo said...

I love the Set of 6 Pinback Buttons - FOREST FRIENDS - 1.25 inches.

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kiddo said...

I follow Jan on Twitter @kiddo47.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow this blog via GFC.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow you on Twitter @kiddo47.

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kiddo said...

Your button is on my sidebar.

http://kiddomerriweather.blogspot.com

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kiddo said...

I like you on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

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oksana said...

I love Pocket Mirror - EIFFEL TOWER SCRIPT!!! Paris...Paris...

Thank you for the chance!!!

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oksana said...

Following Jan on twitter!
(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following your blog on 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/24814682489491456

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oksana said...

I am already your Fan on Facebook!

(oksana vladimirovna)

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Frugaluser said...

I love the Pocket Mirror - DRAGONFLY
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Sarah said...

I love the set of 6 Alice in Wonderland magnets!

Anonymous said...

While all the pocket mirrors are special, my fave is WIDE-EYED OWL!
Thanks for the chance to win some of my own pocket mirrors!
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I like the black and white pattern purse hanger hook the best.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

sleepwalker said...

gosh, i love all pocket mirrors with alice in wonderland. i cant decide!
but this one is so so cute - Mad Hatter's Tea Party.


titina.b@seznam.cz

Simone said...

My favourite is the Set of Six Magnets - Black and White Floral - 1.25 inches.

simonka_t [at] hotmail [dot] com

Simone said...

I follow Jan at twitter as simonka_t.

simonka_t [at] hotmail [dot] com

Simone said...

I follow Papercakes on twitter as simonka_t


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