Friday, February 19, 2010

Focus On... Little Pink Plum And A Giveaway!

{{{{GIVEAWAY CLOSED}}}}

I am probably different that most of you in that I never look in the mirror. I don't wear makeup, I don't style my hair, I have no reason to look in the mirror. I don't need a mirror to put on moisturizer, I don't need it to brush my hair, I don't need it to put on deodorant. This generally works out well for me, except when it's lunch time and I realize that my eyebrows are unruly or that I have toothpaste on my cheek. That's why the pocket mirrors in Little Pink Plum's shop are so perfect - I can fit them in my purse, my wallet, or, well, my pocket. Keep reading for the interview and a surprise!

Tell me some basic info about yourself.
Hi, I'm Janette, wife, mom of three and living in sunny San Diego. Besides crafting, I love to read, watch movies, listen to music and hang out by the bay on the weekends.


What kind of mediums do you use and why?
I like using paper and fabric. Although I don't use fabric in my shop, I have a huge stash of it and use it for easy sewing projects like tote bags and sachets. I love pretty paper too and have a big collection of it.

What made you decide to sell on etsy?
A couple of years ago I was selling my beaded jewelry and pocket mirrors on Ebay and then found out about Etsy. I liked the handcrafted aspect of it as well as the low fees and switched over to Etsy full time in Feb 2008.


Where do you get your inspiration?
My tween daughter gives me a lot of inspiration and ideas for pendants. And I love to make mirrors and magnets out of eye-catching paper - I especially like Asian designs and pastel colors.


What is your favorite music to craft by?
I usually listen to Pandora when I'm crafting and what I listen to depends on my mood. It can be anything from classic rock to top 40 to country.

If you were an animal, what would you be?
I'd like to be a cat - the kind that stays indoors and is pampered!


What's your favorite piece of your own?
I have a pendant I made from a round tile and Japanese washi paper that I wear a lot, and another is a pocket mirror named "Bambi's Garden" that I keep in my purse. It's one of my favorite designs and has been one of the top selling mirrors in my shop.


What are your favorite blogs right now?
I have so many favorites it's hard to choose but these are definitely in my top ten - Little Brown Bird, Gennine's Art blog and The Lil Bee. They're interesting to read, great pictures, with a mix of personal life and crafting too.


Little Pink Plum can be found at the following links:

Little Pink Plum's second anniversary fell on February 8th, and though it's late, aren't celebrations better late than never? To amplify the celebration, Janette is offering a surprise set of three of her most popular pocket mirrors to one lucky winner! Each one will come with it's own bag and is guaranteed to be super cute. :)

if you can't wait, you can purchase your very own set here.
to win a set (!!!), simply enter below!
to enter:
head on over to Little Pink Plum, select your favorite item, then come on back and tell me what it is!
more ways to enter (!!!):
for an additional entry, you can do any of the following. please leave a separate entry for each.
- become a follower of kate and oli -
- heart Little Pink Plum on etsy -
- become a follower of Jan's Crafty Nest -
- tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link -
- blog about this giveaway and leave me a link -

Good Luck!

Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends 11:59 pacific standard time Thursday, February 25, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on the morning of Friday, February 26, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Little Pink Plum will ship anywhere in the United States!

126 comments:

  1. Ohmygoodness what adorable mirrors!! I love the Washi designs; my favorites are the Koi (blue), the cherry blossoms (blue), and the mustache - too cute!

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  2. I like the Pocket Mirror - LIL MONKEYS

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  3. follower of kate and oli

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  4. hearted Little Pink Plum on etsy (momtoem)

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  5. follower of Jan's Crafty Nest

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  6. Thank you for visiting my blog! I have taken a quick look at yours and from what I've seen it is quite lovely!! I will make sure to give it a more thorough look later (when I'm not at work, don't tell!). Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hi! I just became a follower! Cute stuff!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  8. I like the forest friend buttons!

    Love your blog, I'm following!

    Don't forget to leave your email address on my giveaway so that you can win! www.mylazyapples.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the

    Set of 6 Pinback Buttons - CUPCAKES - 1.25 inches

    so cute!

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com

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  10. Added Pink Plum to favs on Etsy @tagsandbuttons.etsy.com

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com

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  11. I love the Pocket Mirror - HANDLEBAR MUSTACHE!

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  12. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/9355576759

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  13. I love the Audry Hepburn mirror.

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  14. I became a follow of Janes Crafty Nest

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  15. I am following Kate and Oli
    Joaness

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  16. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/9357541732

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  17. Pocket Mirror - CHERRY BLOSSOMS (BLUE)
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  18. I love the Bunny pocket mirrors, especially the Moon Bunnies one.

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  19. Pocket Mirror: owl on a branch. I've ordered from Little Pink Plum before! They look great here but they look even better in person! Love it

    Everythinganne@hotmail.com

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  20. One of my favs. is: Pocket Mirror - HEART STEMS

    visionquest2020 (at) msn (dot) com

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  21. I LOVE the Jumbo magnet that says "Keep calm and eat a cupcake"!!!! That is hilarious!

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  22. my favorite item is the handlebar mustache pocket mirror


    MNewton1985@aol.com

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  23. I love all the Alice mirrors and the scottie dog mirror.

    aford389[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. I'm a follower of kate & oli

    aford389[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. I hearted little pink plum on etsy

    aford389[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. I'm a follower of Jan's crafty nest.

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  27. My favorite item would be the Lil Monkeys pocket mirror!

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  28. So cute. The handlebar mustache pocket mirror is a riot!
    chingley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. I love the Handlebar Mustache pocket mirror!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  30. Well, that wasn't hard. The Penguin mirror of course!

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  31. OooooooooOoOoo my favorite item is the:
    Pocket Mirror - CUTIE PINK OWL NO. 1
    I heart owls so much!
    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  32. I already am a loyal follower!!!

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  33. I hearted ETSY shop too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  34. I follow Jan's Craft Nest blog too!
    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  35. I like the red cherry blossom bird pocket mirror. daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. i really like bunny foo foo and family reunion. count me in on this giveaway :)

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  37. I love the Happy Cupcake pocket mirror!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  38. I love the pretty in pink sakura pocket mirror!
    ruricloth[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  39. Oh, wow, it's so incredibly hard to pick. They're all so elegant. I think that this wildflower one is my favorite, though, with the moon bunnies being a close second.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  40. I'm now a Google Connect follower.
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  41. I now follow Jan's Crafty Nest.
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  42. the siz cupcake pins!! i absolutly adore them :3

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  43. Pocket Mirror - CHERRY BLOSSOMS (BLUE)

    That is my favorite! However, the owls are REALLY cute!

    jade_towne@yahoo.com

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  44. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/9381701549
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  45. Love the Pocket Mirror - BUNNY FOO FOO

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  46. These are so cute! I love the handlebar mustache mirror (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40910361) - ilovetea(at)hellokitty.com

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  47. I love the Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake pocket mirrow.

    strasfamily at cox dot net

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  48. I love the Pocket Mirror Swallow (Blue). It is just like part of an ongoing tattoo sleeve I am working on. Thank you so much! ~Cee~
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  49. DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/9389736778

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  50. The Audrey Hepburn pocket mirror is wonderful!

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  51. So cute! My favorite is the Pretty In Pink Sakura pocket mirror.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

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  52. My favorite is the Blue Sparrow pocket mirror - so cute! Thank you!

    Ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  53. I am a follower!

    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  54. My favorite is the BUNNIES IN THE MEADOW Pocket Mirror. (They are all really cute; hard to pick just one!)

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  55. tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/9399587838

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  56. I'm google following Jan's Crafty Nest blog.

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  57. I like the compass bobby pins. What fun!

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  58. Little Pink Plum is a fave of mine on Etsy. (My Etsy name is ColorBomb)

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  59. I love the Handlebar Mustache pocket mirror! It's so adorable! Thanks for this great oppurtunity!

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  60. I love the Asian Flowers design pocket mirror. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  61. Hearted on etsy as 'Stone Hippo Boutique'. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  62. I already follow via Google! khaski78 at hotmail dot ocm

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  63. My favorite is the Lil Monkeys pocket mirror. How cute. Thanks for the chance. ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  64. The colors in the Pocket Mirror - PINK AND BLUE SAKURA are so pretty! Great designs on those mirrors. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  65. I love the pink cutie owl creation and the compass bobby pins.

    Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

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  66. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
    i think my fave might be the Pocket Mirror - WATER LILY

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  67. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
    now following this blog!

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  68. My favorites are panda & peekaboo cat

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  69. I LOVE the Pocket Mirror - VINTAGE EIFFEL TOWER .... awesome!
    picnut1512@yahoo.com

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  70. I'm a follower :)
    picnut1512@yahoo.com

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  71. I follow Jans Crafty Nest too :)
    picnut1512@yahoo.com

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  72. I love the moon bunnies pocket mirror!

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  73. DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/9438076954

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  74. My favorites are the Lil Monkey's pocket mirror and the happy cupcake pocket mirror! so cute!

    lagringa_009@hotmail.com

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  75. My favorite is the koi.

    sonflower277(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I love the Mustache pocket mirror. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  77. My favorite is the leaves on green mirror!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  78. I follow!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  79. I like Jumbo Paperclip Bookmark - BLUE FLORAL.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. I follow - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. I heart Little Pink Plum on etsy - Janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. I love the Set of 6 Pinback Buttons - WONDERLAND IN BLACK AND WHITE.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  83. I hearted Little Pink Plum (Cabootique)

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  84. DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/9503930596

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  85. I love the JUMBO MAGNET - Keep Calm and Eat A Cupcake - 2.25 inches!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  86. I follow your blog!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  87. I heart her etsy shop
    gracewong1
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  88. following jan's blog
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  89. blogged
    http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/02/5-great-giveaways-34.html
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  90. Love them all. So hard to choose. Um...The Sherlock Holmes pocket mirror is my favorite.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    -Leslie
    carykhepburn{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  91. My favorite is the Bambis Garden mirror!
    Melissa
    sewsweetstitches_on_etsy@yahoo.com

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  92. Oh I love the 'little gnome' pocket mirror. What a great shop!

    jmeelle@gmail.com

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  93. I'm a follower of Kate and Oli.

    jmeelle@gmail.com

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  94. I hearted Little Pink Plum on etsy under JamieElle.

    jmeelle@gmail.com

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  95. DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/9550679517

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  96. I blogged about the giveaway here: http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/02/yet-more-giveaways.html
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  97. so much awesomeness! i love the mustache mirror and the sherlock holmes mirror -- can't pick between mustaches and holmes; sorry. glad i found you, kateandoli; i'm now a follower!

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  98. I love the blue flower one! Followed you on etsy and twitter!
    Jewelrytips on twitter
    amandamackay on etsy :)

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  99. Pocket Mirror: HANDLEBAR MUSTACHE
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  100. i follow this blog
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  101. Ooh I love the singing bird (009)! Darling.

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  102. I hearted Little Pink Plum on etsy too!

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  103. I like the cherry blossoms on pink pocket mirrors
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  104. I *heart* little pink plum etsy shop- jblanton41

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  105. following Jan's crafty nest blog

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  106. Pocket Mirror - GOLDEN KOI (021)
    It's so cute!!
    barbs562@gmail.com

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  107. following Kate and Oli on google friend connect!
    barbs562@gmail.com

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  108. I like the ART DECO TREE pocket mirror.

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  109. DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/9643703404

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  110. Such adorable stuff - i like the pink bunny foo foo pocket mirror - adorable! I can be reached through the contact form on my purrprints blog

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  111. Love the adorable Happy Cupcake pocket mirror! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  112. I'm a follower of kate and oli! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  113. I'm a follower of Jan's Crafty Nest! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  114. I love cherry blossoms yellow pocket mirror- too cute!
    elelepaliw@gmail.com

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  115. I'm a follower of Jan's...thanks!
    elelepaliw@gmail.com

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  116. The Owl on a Branch pocket mirror is too cute!

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