Saturday, November 9, 2013

GIVEAWAYS GALORE!!!!!!!





Ship's Log   11.16.2013




GIVEAWAYS ARE OVER...WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY!!!
YE CAN STILL CHECK OUT EACH PORT AND VISIT EACH SITE.


Ahoy Mateys! Today I wish to introduce you to some great ladies and the wonderful handmade items that they make. They each have either a shop, website, Pinterest or Facebook page where they showcase/sell their items.  Everything they make is high quality and gorgeous. This holiday season, why not consider purchasing handmade items for your gift giving.  Let me take you on a trip to 9 unique ports. Each port will feature samples of what these ladies create. Take a look at what each lady has to offer and try to visit their sites to see all of their items. At the end of each port, you will see what each lady has generously offered to give away to a commenter on this blog. 9 ports means 9 giveaways!!!!! More details about the contest/rules at the end of the blog. So, come aboard while we sail to some wonderful ports! Enjoy your tour!










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FIRST PORT

Karen's Custom Made Treasures

BY  KAREN MARTIN

 




            




Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved paper dolls, and I really enjoyed making them, even if they were just glorified stick figures. Now that I'm older, I still enjoy drawing them, starting by making sets of me and my friends, but I want to share this with others. I use a person's picture to create a paper doll of themselves. Every doll is hand-drawn, and the outfits 100% unique to that one doll. Even if two dolls are given the same outfit, it's still going to be different because it's redrawn for each. Each set is emailed in PDF format, but can also be mailed using good quality cardstock and made into a nice booklet. 
   
Just imagine having a paper doll made in the image of family members. Here are some samples of Karen's work.


  Paper doll made in Karen's image                                    Lady Pirate



  Belle Modern Dress                 Elven Princess                   Got to love this!

             





Karen has graciously offered to give away two dolls with 4 outfits a piece, or one doll with up to eight outfits to one person via PDF, or JPEG their choice.   



YOU CAN FIND ALL OF KAREN'S ITEMS HERE:   Karen's Custom Made Treasures

You can also contact her at:     kcmtreasures[at]gmail.com



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SECOND PORT

BLANKIES BY JACKIE

    BY  JACKIE RAMSDELL







I am the proud mommy of two beautiful girls. I love to crochet and create my own patterns. I am always looking for new projects. I love making blankets but I do make other things as well. I do custom items as well, so if you want different colors or something I do not have in my shop, just ask and I will try my best to create it.





       Minion Lovey
                            Minnie Mouse Lovey                                          
       Fingerless Gloves
                   Owl Baby Blanket                                         

                                              Dog Sweaters                  


  
Jackie has graciously offered to give away this:


Mrs. Claus Lovey Blanket 


YOU CAN FIND ALL OF JACKIE'S ITEMS HERE:  BlankiesbyJackie

Head over and 'like' Jackie's Facebook page. When she gets 500 likes, someone will be given a free lovey blanket of their choice from her shop!




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THIRD PORT


ROG BOUTIQUE
BY  AMANDA GREGORY ROG


                                                 
                                                                       




I am a stay-at-home mom of three children, ages 10, 8, and 6.  I taught myself to crochet while in college, though I didn't do much with it for a few years.  I found that I loved making hats and then moved onto other things.  I love trying new patterns!  I'm always up for trying new items and love trying out new color combinations.  You can also find me on facebook and get a first look at items that will be coming to my shop soon.                 
                                         





                       Victoria Set                                                    Flower Headband
                           Beard Hat                                                         Hat Band
                              
                      

The hat band fits over baseball caps to keep ears and the back of the neck warm.  Perfect for runners, hunters, or anyone who is out in the cold! The beard hat is just plain fun!!




Amanda has graciously offered to give away this:




Fingerless Gloves from her Victoria Set (winner can choose colors and size)





YOU CAN FIND ALL OF AMANDA'S ITEMS AT THESE PLACES:  

 rogboutique[at]gmail.com       https://www.etsy.com/shop/RogBoutique

and on Facebook 



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FOURTH PORT



THE WHIMSICAL HANDMADE
 BY  SARAH MCBRIDE





I love arts and crafts, and am always trying out new projects. Right now I have Christmas ornaments and jewelry in my shop. I tend to make things that are fun, colorful, and simple. Whimsical, really :) The stuffed Christmas ornaments I've been making have a very country, rustic look. I created the patterns myself and love experimenting with different fabrics. In the future I plan on trying a lot of different types of ornaments, plus other fun ideas!


























Sarah has graciously offered to give one commenter the choice of two ornaments from her shop. 


YOU CAN FIND ALL OF SARAH'S ITEMS HERE:  TheWhimsicalHandmade

You can also find them on Sarah's Facebook page 

You can get to know Sarah more by visiting her blog  MyThoughtsExactly

Over on her Facebook page, Sarah is having a promotion. When she gets 100 likes on her page, she will give someone an ornament of their choice from her shop!



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FIFTH PORT


BROOKLYNNE'S BOWS
BY  CAROL SIMMONS



 
                        


My name is Carol, I am the owner of Brooklynne's Bows that started January of 2012. I started making hair bows for my daughter Brooklynne because I couldn't find any well made, reasonably priced hair bows that matched her outfits. Shortly after I was talked into making them for others to buy. My business picked up pretty rapidly and I have since made hundreds of bows and have shipped as far as Spain and the Philippines. I love to make hair bows to match outfits which I offer to my customers...It is really the reason I started. I am married to my best friend and we have 3 beautiful children together. My family is the most important aspect of my life. They are the reason I do what I do.




   Adorable assortment of specialty bows                 

Cloth bows
                                                          

     Personalized Bows                                                 Bows made to match outfits
                     




                                                                   

               
Carol has graciously offered to give away these two gorgeous bows to one commenter:

                                             





YOU CAN FIND ALL OF CAROL'S ITEMS HERE:    Brooklynne's Bows





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SIXTH PORT


NATIVE DREAMS
BY BECKY RESMAN


         
My name is Rebecca Resman, but all my loved ones call me Becky.   I am 35 years old and have always found peace in creating beautiful things.  I am married to the man of my dreams and we just recently adopted two children (my niece and nephew).  Becoming parents has opened our life to new experiences and challenges!  We are enjoying helping our children find the happiness they deserve!  I am part Cherokee Indian, and have a deep interest in the Native American culture and traditions.  The dreamcatcher was not a traditional aspect of the Cherokee culture, but in modern years the dreamcatcher has become a recognizable symbol of Native American culture as a whole.  I began making them when I was 18 years old, and have continued throughout the years.  Making dreamcatchers is a peaceful experience for me.  It makes me feel good to know that I am creating something that brings good feelings to others.  Over the years, my dreamcatchers have evolved from being very basic and simple to the more intricate and decorative ones of today.  I strive to make each one unique and better than the one before.  I put a piece of my heart into each one I make.  My dreamcatchers are packed with love, prayers and warm thoughts!











Becky has graciously offered to give away a 3 inch dreamcatcher to one commenter.  The winner can choose between black or white leather.   


YOU CAN FIND ALL OF BECKY'S ITEMS HERE:   NativeDreamsbyBecky




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SEVENTH PORT


GRACEFULLY ME
BY JOHNETTE FERGUSON









Me....a 30 something girl that loves the Lord and my family. I homeschool my 16 year old son (the love of my life), work with kids, teens and young adults at my church. In my spare time I devour historical Christian fiction and recently discovered my artistic side. I love to scrapbook, art journal, make cards and ornaments. Most days you will find me covered in ink, paint and glitter with a huge smile on my face.



  Unique Ornaments!!!
         Decorative Clipboards                



YOU WON'T FIND CARDS LIKE THESE IN ANY STORE!











Johnette has graciously offered to give one commenter the choice of two of her available cards or she can make two cards with custom colors and sayings.




YOU CAN FIND ALL OF JOHNETTE'S ITEMS HERE: Gracefullyme





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EIGHTH PORT


MONTANAMADE  
BY JASMINE AUGUSTINE




                          




Outside of my faith, family, and pets I have 3 great loves: Books/reading, history, and my craftwork. To help with those first two I spend a fair amount of time volunteering at my local Library and even more at the Museum. For the 3rd, my website is my creative outlet, whether it's beadwork, sewing, book reviews, photos, or just tinkering with the site itself. Over the years I have dabbled in many different crafts but beading and sewing have been constants. My trademark is the ability to take what I see in books, movies, and nature, taking those colors, ideas, and themes and translating them into bookmarks, jewelry, and doll clothes. My love of history, Christian Fiction, and old classic movies shines through in the work I do.




Unique Bookmarks




                       Earrings!                                                             Doll clothes











  








                                                        Gorgeous Necklaces






Jasmine has graciously offered to give away this gorgeous pair of earrings to one commenter.


Butterflies in Blue



YOU CAN FIND ALL OF JASMINE'S ITEMS HERE:

Homepage   Store   Facebook   montanamade[at]gmail.com

And you can check out Jasmine's  BLOG as well!




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NINTH PORT


ARTWORK BY 
KATHLEEN MAHER







 I enjoy painting landscapes, wildlife, and portraits of pets and people. My most recent project involved painting fresco-style florals on a client's kitchen cabinets. I would love to partner with you on your next artistic adventure! 



 He Gently Leads Those with Young                                 Christmas Cardinal


                     Running Wolf                                                 Autumn in New England




Kathleen has graciously offered to give a commenter the choice of either 
the Christmas Cardinal painting or the Autumn in New England painting.



YOU CAN SEE ALL OF KATHLEEN'S PAINTINGS HERE:


YOU CAN CONTACT KATHLEEN ABOUT HER PAINTINGS  HERE: 

kathleenleemaher[at]gmail.com




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When ye visit each shop/page/email from now until December 31st, tell them that 
CHAPPY sent ye and get 10% off your next order! (Not including sale items)







Okay, here are the rules for those who wish to be in the drawings. (THERE WILL BE 9 DRAWINGS, ONE FOR EACH PORT) If you comment below, you will automatically get one entry for EACH drawing. 

Here are ways to get extra entries:


1. Go to each shop/business/page and "LIKE" them.  
2. Follow my blog 
3. Share this post/giveaway on Facebook
4. Tweet about it!
5. Purchase an item from a shop/business/page
6. If ye send a friend to this blog, tell them to mention yer name for extra entries

There ye be havin' the rules, Mateys! Make sure ye tell me what ye be doin' fer yer extra entries! I will be needin' yer NAME and EMAIL address, so I will know how to be contactin' ye if ye win!

This giveaway will run from NOVEMBER 9TH - NOVEMBER 16TH!!!! Winners will be announced on Monday November 18th. That be plenty of time to get in some orders fer yer Christmas shopping! Sorry, Mateys, the giveaways be fer US residents only. (all prizes include shipping!)
  








THANKS FER COMIN' ABOARD, MATEYS! I HOPE YE ENJOYED THE TOUR! 



GOD BLESS AND HAVE A HAPPY HANDMADE HOLIDAY!!!














167 comments:

  1. I did everything but tweet and purchase. I hope I get to win at least one of the prizes. I love all the ladies. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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    1. Ahoy there Debra! Welcome aboard! I will tally yer entries. Tell yer friends to come aboard and mention yer name fer more entries!

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    2. Thanks for sharing and liking, Debra! :)

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    3. Thanks so much for coming by, Debra. All these ladies are so talented, and I am blessed to round the group off--in very good company! Good luck.

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    4. I shared and told my friends to mention my name when they get to your shops. Praying you all get a lot of business.

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    5. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing with your friends!

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    6. Thanks Debra! I sure hope you win something

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    7. Thanks Johnette and you're welcome. :)

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  2. You have showcased some very talented ladies. Thank you for sharing.
    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. I forgot to add, I follow your blog, posted on Facebook and Twitter.

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    2. Nice to see you here, Angela. So blessed to have you come by and check us all out.

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    3. Hey Angela! Thanks fer comin aboard!

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    5. Thanks for stopping by, Angela!

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    6. Thanks Angela! Sure appreciate you coming by

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  3. All of the ports looked wonderful and they would be great to give as christmas gifts! a_stonecipher@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, cipher :) So nice to see you came by this morning Good luck on the giveaways.

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    2. They would make excellent Christmas gifts! Good luck!

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    3. A great way to win beautiful and unique gifts! Thank you for coming

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  4. Wow so much talent beautiful work you have done here. Maybe I can win one.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. Hey, Diana--ahoy matey. :) nice to see you come by. I wish you good luck on the giveaways. Blessings!
      Kathy

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    2. Thank you, Diana! Good luck in the giveaways :)

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    3. Thank you Diana...I cannot wait to see who wins....good luck

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  5. I went through and like all the pages I could join some blogs and did tweets
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. Thanks Matey! I will add it to your entries!

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    2. Hi Diana,

      Good luck to you and thanks for spreading the word!

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  6. I think this is a wonderful way to promote handmade gifts, especially for the non-crafty person. I enjoyed previewing each artist's specialties and look forward to visiting their blogs and FB pages.

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    1. Thanks, Anne--you are so sweet! Hope you win something for your troubles. :)

      Kathy

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    2. These ladies are very talented and work hard on their treasures. Enjoy browsing their shops!

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    3. Thank you! We hope you enjoy visiting our pages :)

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    4. I love looking at what people create! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  7. These items are all wonderful. I am heading now to like each page, Have a great weekend!

    wwchildren at gmail dot com

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  8. I love beautiful handmade things, they are treasures to me. I am not blessed with that talent so I am in awe of people that can turn yarn or material or thread into wonderful things.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You are so nice Melanie. Thanks for coming by my mom's blog.

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    2. Thanks fer comin' aboard Melanie!

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    3. Thanks, Melanie! We hope you enjoy visiting each page :)

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    4. hey, Melanie! Welcome and thanks for coming by.

      Kathy

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    5. Melanie, I know God has blessed you with talents too! Thanks for coming =)

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  9. What a wonderful blog post, so many ideas for Christmas!!!

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    1. Ahoy there! Thanks fer comin' aboard!

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    2. Yes, I have bought Christmas gifts from a few of these special ladies already :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    3. Thanks for stopping by! Christmas is one of the best times for handmade gifts :)

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    4. Hi, Miss C It's a pleasure to have you visit!

      Kathy Maher

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  10. What a wonderful giveaway, Chappy! I will have to go do a few extra entries and let you know what ones. :)
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and visiting the shops!

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    2. Thanks Susan! I look forward to seeing what you do! I will make sure and give you all the entries that you deserve!

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    3. Hi Susan!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    4. Hey,Susan--thrilled to have you here!

      Kathy Maher

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  11. An author friend Kathleen L. Maher posted on FB and sent me :) What a great idea. I'm doing everything 1-6. I love your creativity and that you're all in the Kingdom! Lovin' the Lord! Makes me want to do business with you all! : ) I have a historical Christian romance set in 1832 Texas debuting in March, but ARC FREE copies are being given away at Goodreads right now! : )

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I will go to goodreads. I love New books

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time for all the extra entries! I entered at goodreads. It looks like a great book!

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    3. Caryl, I love 1800s and Westerns :) Totally going to check out your novel. Congratulations! And thanks for stopping by and sharing and liking! Good luck in the giveaways.

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    4. Thanks Caryl! And congrats on the novel! :)

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    5. Hey, Caryl--I'm sorry I missed your visit--it was a crazy busy weekend. So glad you found us and hope your book launch is stellar!

      Kathy Maher

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    6. Caryl, Thanks for spreading the word. I love the way you spell your name...very unique! Good luck in the drawings..God bless

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  12. Debbie, I'm a Grami, too : ) I have 14 grandsugars so far. Live in the woods of far NE Texas! And I have a historical Christian romance VOW UNBROKEN debuting in March from Simon and Schuster's Howard Books. Goodreads is giving away 3 copies and today's the last day to click it for a FREE novel! Com see my fb page at www.facebook.com/CarylMcAdoo.author Hugs and BLESSINGS!

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    1. Ahoy Caryl! Thanks fer stoppin' by. Always nice to meet another Grammy! I will have to go over and check out yer book! Hugs and blessings to you, too!

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  13. What great ideas. I especially like those rustic, stuffed ornaments. Will tweet.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Davalyn! Yes, Sarah does a great job on her ornaments. Thanks for tweeting! Let me know if you do anything else, for extra entries!

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    3. Hi, Davalyn--thanks for coming by! I love those ornaments, too! Everything makes me want to order :D
      Kathy Maher

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    4. Hi Davalyn, I love Sarah's ornaments too! Thanks for coming by

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  14. I tweeted and follow your blog! I have to admit I had no clue Ms. Kathleen had such talent in the art department! What a fun find. :)
    Is there a time in which we had to buy something from one of them? I have previously purchased from Ms. Ramsdell - those teal fingerless gloves pictured above look and feel wonderful on my hands. ;)
    Thank you to all of you wonderful women - what talent in one room!!

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    1. Hey Susan! Thanks. I will make sure you get the right amount of entries. I will give you an entry for your purchase from Jackie's Shop. :)

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    2. Thank you Susan, you are going to make us blush ;)

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  15. Debbie, this is a fun idea! I am so impressed by the talent here. There are so many beautiful items to see. Way to go, ladies!
    I LIKED each page, I'm a follower of your blog, and I shared about the post on FB.
    Thank you, Debbie, and to each of the ladies! Hugs! :)

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    1. Awesome angi. Hugs right back

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    2. Ahoy Angi! Thanks fer all that you did, Matey! I will tally yer entries...good luck!

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    3. Angi, thank you so much for your support and visit!
      Blessings,
      Kathy Maher

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  16. Hey Chaplain Debbie. Not sure why but I posted here yesterday and it never went live so I'm trying this again. I love how you showcased these ladies! What a great idea. Kathleen L Maher sent me the link. What a sweetie. and I have to add that I own 3 of her paintings. She used my medieval story and painted my hero, heroine, and my villain. She did an awesome job. Chaplain Debbie, I did the first 5 of your contest points. Hoping to win one of Kathy's paintings!

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    1. Hey Debbie, thanks for coming aboard! Yes, Kathleen is a truly blessed artist. I will make sure you get your entries! Good luck!

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    2. awe, Debbie Lynne, you don't have to win one! :D Thanks for coming by. hugs!

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    3. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie! :)

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    1. thank you! You are too sweet! All y'all ladies are super talented. The girl in me wants so much to play with the paper dolls, and cuddle with the blankets and hats and scarves, and dress up in the bows. . . .Too much fun

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  18. I am just blown away by all the talent here. makes me want to learn a bit of each and every one of your trades :)

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    1. Ahoy! Welcome aboard! Aren't these ladies talented? If ye wish to be in the giveaways, I will be needin' yer email address.

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  19. Thank you to all the shops that have given us the opportunity to win in this giveaway. You all have awesome shops. barbarafregin@yahoo.com. liked, shared with tweeter, facebook and g+

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    1. Awesome thanks for dropping by Barbara

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    2. Thanks fer comin' aboard Barbara! I will make sure ye get all yer entries!

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    3. Thank you, Barbara! Good luck in the drawings :)

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    4. Thanks, Barbara. May the luck of the Irish be with you, lass!

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  21. Chappy, this is awesome idea:) Thanks to you and all the talented ladies involved:) I shared your blog post the other day and I will share it again today. I will be stopping by everyone's port shortly:)
    Rebecca
    Rebeccahartman07@yahoo.com

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  22. Chappy, this is awesome idea thank you for hosting it:) Thanks to all the talented ladies for using their God given gifts to create some beautiful pieces. I shared your post the other day and I will share it today:) I will be stopping by each port shortly:)
    Thanks again,
    Rebecca,
    Rebeccahartman07@yahoo.com

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    1. Ahoy Rebecca! Thanks fer comin' aboard and fer sharin', Matey!

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  23. Oh how lovely! I am glad I was link to this from a friend of mine. All of these artists do wonderful work! cait.iverson.s@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks. I hope you had the chance to look at all we have to offer. And you can get 10% off by saying that chappy sent you.

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    2. Caitlin, you should get an extra entry for having such a lovely name. :D Best of luck, lass!

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  24. Hey Caitlin! I am glad you came by, too! I hope you get the chance to visit each lady at their shops!

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  25. I seen some very great ladies artwork, each should do very well in life, God Bless

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    1. Well, thank you, Rhonda, and God bless you, too.

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    2. Rhonda, what a sweet thing to say. I am blessed by your words. Lord bless you, too!

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  26. I liked all the pages. I tweeted and posted on FB... and of course, I follow your blog!! I love looking at everyones creations!! Great job ladies!
    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Ahoy Matey! Thanks fer comin' aboard and doin' all that awesome stuff! I will mark down yer entries!

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