Tuesday, January 25, 2011

An Interview and Giveaway with Paper Glitter





I have always loved paper crafts & illustrating cute graphics and this combination of the two inspired great paper crafting projects and the founding of PaperGlitter. From paper toys, to stationery sets, clever decorating paper crafts projects and party sets, PaperGlitter offers the ability to create lovely paper things using "do it yourself" PDF file templates also knows as "printables". The philosophy of paperglitter is to offer adorable graphics and easy paper crafting projects combined with high quality & affordable PDF files, that allow the users to have instant gratification with low complexity templates. Numerous PaperGlitter projects can be found for free downloads at CutePrintables and even more items are for sale at www.paperglitter.com. Aside from running the expanding PaperGlitter brand with the help of my husband & being a mom, I also am the founder and head designer of a Toy Design company in Miami, Florida which offers design and illustration services for the toy industry. You can view more of my toy design portfolio on Flickr.



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

The Greeting Cards aisle at Target! Have you seen the amazing art there? It is full of inspiration and such a hidden treasure for resources. I may see a vintage card and love the funky font and immediately I want to go home and create my own spin on "vintage + funky". I also may see a color combination in fashion, let's say, and love it and try to apply that color combo in some project I am working on.



2. How long have you been creating?

As long as I can remember! I must have been about 4 when I created my first paper project. I had wonderful parents that recognized my interests in the arts and have always pushed me to draw, or do great paper things all through my life.



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


I have 2 home offices but I work mostly out of the Miami office. In my own home I have a bedroom which I turned into another home office.
It was painted pink if you can believe it and it is now in the middle of a green "diva" themed renovation.



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

I would love to grow PaperGlitter to be the place moms and all crafty chicks go to for awesome paper projects! I will be working on my instant downloads shop so customers will have the option of instant download gratification and not wait on me to email the files to them like it is set up now. I would like to incorporate much more stationery and paper toys and paper dolls as well to the store--love those!



5. What is your favorite album?

The one I hear all of the time is "Riot on an empty street" by the Kings of Convenience. Sweet tracks!



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

With 2 young kiddos helping me style PaperGlitter photo shoots! :) I am hoping to expand the PG brand and be inspired by my children while doing so.



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

Spending time with my little girl and getting to know her -- she is very creative and just the cutest thing ever! Also, me and the hubs have a thing of cuddling in bed with Netflix ! Seriously--instant downloads of thousands of movies in a flash via a PlayStation?? What's not to love :)



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

I would love to know how to knit and sew :) I live a high stress life so it would be nice to find a nice way to relax while making cute stuff!


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THREE winners will each win a $30 credit to the Paper Glitter Shop!

To Enter;

Visit Paper Glitter and pick your fave item, and leave it in a comment.

To qualify for additional entries you can..

2. Become a fan of Paper Glitter on Facebook
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 PaperGlitter on Flickr
10. Share this giveaway on your Facebook status
11. Follow the PaperGlitter blog on GFC
12. Follow Paperglitter on twitter

Closes Feb 14th - 1 comment for each entry please


157 comments:

said...

this is my favourite item:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/60686796/kawaii-ladybug-stationery-set-printable

ciao dall'Italia
joyblonde[at]libero.it

said...

I follow you on facebook ( Giorgia Rossini )

ciao dall'Italia
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said...

I follow with GFC

ciao dall'Italia
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Amanda said...

I love the monkey party kit. I'm planning on doing monkeys for my little girl's 3rd b-day party in June.

Amanda said...

FB fan of Paper Cakes.

Amanda said...

FB fan of PaperGlitter.

Silvia said...

This is my favorite Paperglitter item http://www.etsy.com/listing/58058268/birthday-hawaii-deluxe-personalized

Silvia said...

I'm already a Paperglitter fan on FB

Silvia said...

I like Paper*Cakes on FB

Simply AJ said...

I have a thing for Ladybugs and she has a Red Ladybug Love Birthday set that is adorable!!! AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Simply AJ said...

I have become a fan of Paper Glitter on Facebook. AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Simply AJ said...

I follow Paper Cakes on Twitter. AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Simply AJ said...

I follow Paperglitter on Twitter. AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

CharlotteSometimes said...

Great giveaway!:)
This is my fave item:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/60980504/birthday-paris-deluxe-personalized-party

attitude@hotmail.it

Simply AJ said...

I "like" Paper Cakes on facebook! AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

CharlotteSometimes said...

I follow via GFC as "attitude".

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CharlotteSometimes said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter as @shalalalapollyy

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CharlotteSometimes said...

I Follow the PaperGlitter blog on GFC as "attitude".

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CharlotteSometimes said...

I Follow Paperglitter on twitter as @shalalalapollyy

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yday said...

I love the Backt o School stuff.

yday said...

I like Paper Glitter on FB

enchantedcreation said...

I like the Paris Birthday Kit. I may have to buy one. But, I have three daughters, so you never know. I'm going to check everything else out first. And it looks like I'm going to be here awhile!

Multi-talented Mama said...

I love the Kawaii Girl Stationery Set!

Multi-talented Mama said...

I'm a fan of Paper Glitter on Facebook

Multi-talented Mama said...

I like Paper Cakes on Facebook

Jenny said...

My favorite is the rainbow paper flowers PDF!

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Jenny said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect!

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Maysa said...

I really like this one
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62166036/monkey-party-kit-changeable-text

BentoMama said...

I have a link of paperglitter on my blog:
http://bentobaby.skynetblogs.be/

I luv the hawaii girl!! So funky

xxx

BentoMama said...

I am a fan of paper glitter on facebook (Ann Lamon)

And oooh this isn't the first time I try to win something from paperglitter. She's the best!!
I keep on trying hihihihhi

xxx

bentomama said...

Helleuw,

I do follow paperglitter on flickr as well. And I will blog about this give away on my blog this week: http://bentobaby.skynetblogs.be/

xxx

Laura said...

I was immediately drawn to your Fashion Paper Dolls. It's nice to see that the younger generation can still play with a wonderful form of fun.

Piper said...

hard to pick one fave with so many good choices! I do really like Strawberry Patch Collage Sheet a lot!

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

Kelly Tillotson said...

i love the monkey kit, too cute!
*kelly
{and the kawaii sweets...i cant choose just one!}
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

Kelly Tillotson said...

i like paper glitter on fb!
*kelly
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Kelly Tillotson said...

i like paper cakes on facebook!
*kelly
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Kelly Tillotson said...

i follow paper cakes through GFC!
*kelly
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Kelly Tillotson said...

i follow paperglitter through GFC!
*kelly
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lorena said...

Ooh my current gave is the NON-BIRTHDAY Luau Party Hawaii Kit-Printable PDF but really, can't I say everything is my face!? :)

Taronger said...

I love the Back to School Collage Sheet
All the idems are so nice...

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L. Fields said...

I love the Kawaii Tags! <3

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L. Fields said...

Liked PapterGlitter on FB as Lindsay Fields

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L. Fields said...

Blogged about the giveaway!

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L. Fields said...

Following your blog!

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L. Fields said...

Following you on Twitter as Lfields08

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L. Fields said...

Liked you on FB as Lindsay Fields

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L. Fields said...

Following Paperglitter on Twitter as Lfields08

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Rachel Levine said...

My fave is this one

http://www.etsy.com/listing/60980504/birthday-paris-deluxe-personalized-party

petmyrhino at hotmail dot com
www.etsy.com/shop/bigdoglittledog

va said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62122424/kawaii-panda-stationery-set-printable

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va said...

fb fan / ana amanti

va said...

following u with gfc

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va said...

fb fan of papercakes / ana amanti

va said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=741569600
fb shared

va said...

following paperglitter w/ gfc

Nora said...

I love the paper rainbow flowers!

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ligata said...

I like the Mod Stationery Set!
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ligata said...

I am following via gfc
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Anonymous said...

I really like...BIRTHDAY Red Ladybug Love. So Cute!

Shannon
rsp2001@att.net

Lily said...

My favorite item was your Halloween Party Kit~ Adorable!

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Lily said...

I became a fan on FB

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Lily said...

I follow your blog on GFC

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Lily said...

I follow you on twitter (@aznlily95)

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Lily said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/aznlily95/status/30812784035889152


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Lily said...

I liked Paper*Cakes on FB

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Lily said...

I follow the Paper Glitter blog on GFC

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Lily said...

I follow Paper Glitter on twitter

(@aznlily95)

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sunset studies said...

Hi, my fav item from Paper Glitter is: "Easter Decoration Kit-Printable PDF".

Thanks! louise_gillies {AT} hotmail {DOT} com

Barbara said...

Valentine Bundle KIT-Printable PDF

oksana said...

I love BIRTHDAY Pink Ladybug Love Party Kit!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I like Paper Glitter on Facebook!

(oksana vladimirovna)

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oksana said...

Following your blog on GFC!

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oksana said...

Following Papercakes on Twitter!

(@oksana2372)

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oksana said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/30935994001793025

(@oksana2372)

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oksana said...

I am already your Fan on Facebook!

(oksana vladimirovna)

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oksana said...

Shared on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=106770339397728&id=100000966605964

(oksana vladimirovna)

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oksana said...

Following the PaperGlitter blog on GFC! (I am newest 1000 follower! Yahoo!!!)

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oksana said...

Following Paperglitter on twitter!
(@oksana2372)

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Perri said...

I love the monkey party kit!

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Perri said...

I follow via GFC :)

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Perri said...

I follow on twitter as @mixdspice

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Lee said...

i love the nonparis birthday party items! thanks
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Lee said...

i am a follower of papercakes finds
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Lee said...

i follow the paper glitter blog - gfc

Angie said...

I love the Halloween Party Kit!! She seems to really love what she does:)

Angie
rennieangie at gmail dot com

Angie said...

I follow on GFC

rennieangie at gmail dot com

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, I love the paper dolls, the paper flowers, the party stuff- ALL of it!!! lol

Heather said...

like paper glitter on fb

Heather said...

follow paper cakes on twitter

Heather said...

follow paper glitter on fb

Heather said...

follow paper glitter on twitter

BHG and Aulani Photo said...

love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/61784975/pdf-printable-kawaii-pink-and-green-ice

Get this free exposure at http://byhandgiveaways.com
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Hayley said...

I love the Birthday Paris Party Kit! :) So fun!!

hayley22478 at yahoo dot com

Hayley said...

I like Paper Glitter on facebook!

TopHat said...

I love the ladybug party set!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Emeli Almanzar said...

I Love the Princess Party Kit!!

emeli_almanzar at hotmail dot com

kiddo said...

I love the Valentine Collage Sheet for Valentine's Day-Printable PDF.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I'm a FB fan of Paper Glitter (Suzanne Gregg).

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow this blog via GFC.

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kiddo said...

I follow Papercakes 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 Paper*Cakes on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow Paper Glitter on flickr (kiddo47).

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow the PG blog via GFC.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow PG on Twitter @kiddo47.

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Wolf said...

My favorite item : http://www.etsy.com/listing/58595194/back-to-school-bus-and-notes-printable

Alix[.]S[@]live[.]fr

Lyudmila said...

I like the Valentine Bundle KI
lusizova at gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

I am a fan of Paper Glitter on Facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
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dctm said...

Love the monkey party kit

Christie C
dctm at bellsouth dot net

Chani said...

The Strawberry Patch Collage Sheet is one of my favorites! I love everything in this amazing shop...

blancetcaramel@gmail.com

Chani said...

I follow you on Twitter (janichani)

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Chani said...

I follow Paper Glitter on Twitter (janichani)

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very married said...

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

BIRTHDAY Paris Party Kit-Printable PDF is SUCH a great bday idea!

Kirsten said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61784855/birthday-kawaii-sweets-party-kit
This is my favorite item, I would love to throw a party with all this cool stuff!!
dixon.kirsten.louise@gmail.com

Kirsten said...

I became a fan of Paper Glitter on facebook!
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Kirsten said...

I followed Papercakes on twitter (@skypeachshop)
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Kirsten said...

I tweeted about this giveaway! (@skypeachshop)

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Kirsten said...

I liked Paper*Cakes on facebook!
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Kirsten said...

I followed PaperGlitter on GFC!
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Kirsten said...

I followed PaperGlitter on twitter! (@skypeachshop)
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jcooper said...

My favorite item is the Paris Party Kit. I will be having a Paris party for my daughter's 7th bday this year, and this kit will be a great addition!

jcooper said...

I just became a fan on facebook!

Diana said...

I LOVE your creations! My Favorite is the PARIS party package. I'm thinking my daughters theme this year will be PARIS. She will LOVE it .

Diana said...

LIKES you on fb

Heather said...

I like the Printable PDF-14 Mod Tags and Gift Cards.
jswandrn at gmail

babalisme said...

I heart heart the shop and http://www.etsy.com/listing/62546776/birthday-princess-party-kit-printable is too darn cute!

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i love the rainbow paper flowers!
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i am a fb fan of paper glitter!
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i follow chelsea ling on twitter
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i am a fb fan of papercakes
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i follow linnette on twitter
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Anonymous said...

I love the Rainbow Paper Flowers
Thank you for the chance
Amy at valuedcustomer(at)live(dot)com

Hind&Hare said...

My favorite item is : http://www.etsy.com/listing/60783579/birthday-japanese-kawaii-love-party-kit

Hind&Hare

JBlanton said...

The monkey party kit is so cute

JBlanton said...

GFC follower-jenniferb

JBlanton said...

following papercakes on twitter-jblanton41

JBlanton said...

following paperglitter on GFC-jenniferb

Gabriela said...

I love the Paris Collage Sheet-Printable PDF. It's cute!

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Gabriela said...

I'm a fan of Paper Glitter on Facebook (username: Gabriela Luzon Castillo).

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Gabriela said...

I'm a fan of Paper*Cakes on Facebook (username: Gabriela Luzon Castillo).

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Gabriela said...

I posted about the giveaway on my sidebar: http://conbdebelleza.blogspot.com/

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Gabriela said...

I follow PaperCakes on Twitter (username: GabrielaGLC).

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Gabriela said...

I follow your blog.

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Gabriela said...

I follow Paperglitter on Twitter (username: GabrielaGLC).

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Gabriela said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/GabrielaGLC/status/36923856098836480

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Megan said...

I love the lets go bananas party kit. super cute! rosiebud63(at)hotmail(dot)com

skipthelaundry said...

I like the kawaii pink and green ice cream trucks and the fashion paperdolls.
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skipthelaundry said...

like paperglitter on facebook
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skipthelaundry said...

gfc your blog
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skipthelaundry said...

follow you on twitter
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skipthelaundry said...

like you on facebook
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skipthelaundry said...

tweeted
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skipthelaundry said...

gfc paperglitter
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Cerena Leigh said...

oh my goodness the paris party kit is amazing.


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Cerena Leigh said...

I'm a fb fan! cerena hammond



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Cerena Leigh said...

i'm also a twitter follower! @cerenaleigh



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Cerena Leigh said...

I'm a gfc blog follower of yours!


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