Vol.25 Feature: DIY & GIVEAWAY!

Hi Freckles!
Today I'm excited to feature Vol.25 on Freckled Nest! Jessica has brought us a supersweet DIY and Giveaway and I think you're going to love it!! Thanks for joining us Vol.25!!!  
xo, Leigh-Ann

ETA: Winner Announced Here

hello everyone! This is Jessica from vol.25 dropping by to share a cheery little DIY project. I am also here to host a fun giveaway where you can win your choice of any 8x10 print in my shop... or maybe you would like to take advantage of the unbelievably good buy 2 get 1 free sale I have going on right now. The sale expires on Thursday at Midnight, so be sure to not dilly dally if you want to snatch up some prints for yourself or as gifts :)

Ok Doke... so first up is the DIY I mentioned. It is super easy and really simple... basically I designed 4 sets of patterned paper in both a yellow and grey color scheme. All you need to do is print the pages you would like, cut, tape and voila your all done! You can download the
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See what I mean? Super simple. I have to share that I first seen something similar done by Ez at Creature Comforts... but I cannot for the life of me locate a link. She had wrapped the individual tea lights with the paper, and I tried my hand at making a few for Christmas. They looked great... but unfortunately my 18 month old smooshed the sides of the paper in when "admiring" them. I decided I needed something with a little more structure, and so I decided to pick up some cheap drinking glasses from a thrift store... and so far they seem pretty kid proof. :) I like to pile a bunch of the battery operated tea lights inside the glass for a brighter glow. Oh- btw using vellum paper would really work well too. Just make sure it is printable, and if you cant locate any a thin copy paper will work just fine.
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So... about that giveaway... I am super excited to offer up the winners choice of ANY 20.00 print from my shop. To enter the Giveaway, visit the Vol.25 Shop and tell us here in the comments, which print you want to win (plus your name&email). Winner will be announced this Friday!!

Oh! I did have something else that you might enjoy... I designed a set of love notes for that special someone in my life. Leave these around the house where you know they are destined to find them, and I promise that companion will feel extra special and well loved. :) You can download them here
Well, I hope everyone is having a perfect Tuesday. For more details on the buy 2 get 1 free sale don't forget to drop by the shop or my blog.
buy 2 get 1 free sale copy

99 comments:

  1. I love the DIY!
    And I'd also love to win the hearts can build a home print.. It's perfect for my boyfriend and I's little house :)
    Marthaa
    sl.wass@hotmail.co.uk

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  2. Ive been a big fan of Vol.25 for a while and I have to say my fave print is "heaps of love" I think it is oh! so adorable!


    Victoria
    batzyshop@gmail.com

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  3. yay! I love Vol.25!
    So lovely of you to share some DIY love. :)

    Its difficult to pick a favourite print, but I think I'll stick with the one I featured on my blog a little while ago - The Journey (featuring a sweet little Boler-type camper trailer).
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45576416/the-journey-new-choose-your-color
    I love The Journey print in blue.

    my name is buttercup caren & my email is vintageapartment(@)gmail.com

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  4. The 1,2,3,4 print in Lime please! It would look great in the babies room!!

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  5. such beautiful prints! My favorite is "Wherever we are Together".

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  6. Those are sooo cute. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  7. 1st.. LOVE those DIYs!!!
    2nd.. ive been wanting the LOVE typewriter since i saw it.

    xo.
    tif
    (DropsOfJupiterBLOG@gmail.com)

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  8. everything is so fantabulous! my favorite is the "i measure my life in coffee spoons". speaks true to a coffee lover like me. :)

    Suzanne Bonifaz - sbonifaz@gmail.com

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  9. So cute! Thanks for sharing :)
    My husband and I looove "wherever we are together"
    (but it took us a while to narrow it down!)

    aj
    AJthePurple@gmail.com

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  10. i'm obsessed with all of them and i have some of them but i especialy love "the fairest" and the "home is where our hearts"

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  11. Thanks for sharing! I'm really into the "Love is Magical" print.

    -rachel
    keeneoncrafts@gmail.com

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  12. I can't wait to try this DIY! I'm hoping it will work with some origami paper I have!
    I really love "i will be grateful for this day"!
    I want to hang it right by my door as a beautiful reminder everyday I step out into the world!
    ~Sarah

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  13. Thanks for the cute downloads and DIY! I love the print "Hello World" but it was really hard to choose! They are all amazing!
    xoxo~Meg
    megcantrell2008@yahoo.com

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  14. I really like the home sweet home print, very cute.

    -Jill
    murderbyjill@gmail.com

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  15. Love the Home Is Where Our Heart Is print in Vanilla! There were so many beautiful prints to choose from :)

    Angela
    pinkpunch at gmail.com

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the whatever floats your boat! I use that saying all the time!<---Emma Hertel
    emmahertel@yahoo.com or turtlehertel@yshoo.com

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  17. I adore the 'hope is only' print. Super cute!

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  18. http://www.etsy.com/listing/36659291/i-heart-typewriters?ref=vl_other_1
    cause i LOVE typewriters <3

    thanks Vol25 for the DIY & the Giveaway xo

    trace
    iamwavingatyou@gmail.com

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  19. I like the "Tunes- distressed" one!

    lauren(at)fizleglitz(dot)com

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  20. you read my mind! a few weeks ago i bought a damask print yellow candle but then my husband said that i could just make one... so i returned it with the intention of making my own candle holder w/ a fun yellow print!! well, you've just made my life that much easier with this DIY and printable so THANK YOU THANK YOU LA! =)

    In terms of the giveaway, I had the HARDEST time picking my favorite print. I love the wherever we are together, LOVE, and hearts can build a home, but i guess if i have to pick one then the LOVE one is pretty neat b/c my husband and i are both in IT and are on our computers ALL the time (so typewriter would kind of be like the old school equivalent). and i am just in LOVE with yellow and grey too!!!

    xo
    sandy
    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I really love the "love is magical -alternate" print cuz I love unicorns!

    .tish [tish.chambers@hotmail.com]

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  22. the rain and the clouds on the 'i will be grateful' print make me happy.

    Kat (h.kathleen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. That's the cutest DIY I've seen in a loooong time! I love the 'wherever we are together' print! It's so adorable!

    xoxo,
    susannahbean

    susannahbean(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I'm Monika, and I lovvvvve the "Wherever we are together is home" one! It's super cute!
    moneeekuh@yahoo.com

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  25. I love "the journey". My husband and I just bought an old trailer, and are beginning our camping journey together. It's adorable.

    elisa.mccoy@hotmail.com

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  26. My boyfriend has a yellow vintage typewriter just like the one in "real love stories never have endings". My grandmother gave it to him the day she met him, that's how great he is! We're moving in together this September, and I would love to hang this on the wall in our bedroom. All the pieces are adorable :)

    Jessica Hewson
    jessicalynnhewson@gmail.com

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  28. I have had my eye on the "Wherever we are together" print for some time now. I'd love to have it as a central part of any home I share with my special someone.

    -Kami A. (Kameronla@gmail.com)

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  29. thanks for the great giveaway! I like the 'do all things in love' tree trunk.

    http://thingswithwingsartjournal.blogspot.com
    paperprayers (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  30. I loved all her prints!! My favorite is the I will be grateful for this day print!

    -Carol
    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  31. "Love Who You Are" is simply my favorite. I'm starting an owl collection now. :)

    ~Melissa Kaye
    melissak7481@yahoo.com

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  32. I am IN LOVE with the "It is only with the heart" print... the optometrist in my LOVES the glasses and the message speaks to me. What is the purpose of seeing if you cant truly appreciate it??? Love it!!!! So great! And can I say I LOVE your DIY??? Thanks for sharing!!!!
    -Katie
    robertson.kt[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. soar with your own wings has been my fave forever!!!! jechapman8@gmail.com

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  34. I LOVE the "wherever we are together" print! Thanks so so much for the chance to win one and for the fun DIY idea!

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  35. I really like "and they lived happily ever after- NEW"--but it would be a hard choice.

    Thanks,
    Missy
    missy(at)charliesapartment(dot)com
    http://www.CharliesApartment.etsy.com

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  36. cute DIY!

    My favorite print is The secret to becoming who you wish to be :)

    Stephanie
    mosteks@uni.edu

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  37. This is an *insanely* hard choice! Seriously. The laundry prints would certainly brighten up my otherwise dull laundry room; but the "wherever home is" print is so fitting for our crazy life; we move alot. But those type writer prints have me beaming ear to ear!

    I'd be happt to have any of these cuties in my home!

    xo
    Roxanne
    roxanne.hallisey@gmail.com

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  38. My favorite print is "wherever we are together," but they are all beautiful and inspiring!!!


    Ashleigh
    ashleigh0822@gmail.com

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  39. Wow!! What a great shop! My favourite print has to be "home is where our story begins."

    Tamara janzen
    tamz_ck@hotmail.com

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  40. Thank you for the tutorial, such a cute idea! =]

    My favorite print is "Wherever we are together" which is very appropriate for me and my boyfriend right now (trying to figure out where in the US/World we're going to live; he's from CA, I'm from IN, and we met in Germany!). =]

    eeflynn@gmail.com

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  41. hearts can build a home is such a sweet print.
    onlyoneuknow [at] gmail [dot]com

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  42. so easy and cute! I'd love to get the 'xoxo' print!
    Casey caseyrandom@gmail.com

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  43. I've always adored Vol.25! I think my favorite print is this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45547370/remember-happiness-new-choose-your-color

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  44. my favorite print is the "In Love" one... it's just beautiful and simple... and would look great in my bedroom!

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  45. It's hard to choose but I think "real love stories have endings" is my favorite. I love your shop!

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  46. thats so hard to choose cos theres so many adorable ones,

    id have to go with fuzzy wuzzy was a bear as i call my boyfriend baby bear so reminds me of him

    ive been a fan of vol25 for a while and was one of the first blogs i read, would love to own a few prints eventually when we get set up in our new house

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  47. oh i knew it in an instant! the one with the cute cat: fatal attraction. love it! remindes me of my own cat :-)
    Annis (annis.mira@gmail.com)

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  48. cute idea! I am a sucker for all things robot by vol25. my husband isa robot kind of guy... as in a tinker-er. So thanks for a shot. I'd love a print at his desk.

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  49. I love all of her stuff but my favorite print has always been "wherever we are together". tan & yellow, love it.
    awesome diy, the pdf can be used for so many things, & yellow is such a cheery color.
    thank you!

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  50. Awesome DIY, I might try my hand once we have finished renovating. I just also wanted to say I heart your blog!

    in love- in blue

    Adalita
    adalita_m (at) hotmail.com

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  51. I <3 the Life is Like Riding A Bicycle print!

    Cute DIY! I love fun & easy projects to brighten up the house!

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  52. I love everything! but if I had to choose one it would be http://www.etsy.com/listing/45700111/wherever-we-are-together

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  53. They are so cute! I can't choose--I love the "Love Books" one, and the beautiful typewriter one, and the "butterflies are free" one!
    Sarah M

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  54. Oh my goodness, they are all so amazing! I love the silhouettes, particularly the "we are shaped by our thoughts" one. <3


    Sarah

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  55. it's so hard to pick just one to love. i love them all. i decided to narrow the 'one' down to 'let's go fly a kite' because i loved it as a child!

    thanks.
    Cheryl

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  56. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for introducing me to a lovely etsy store! It's all beautiful.
    My favourite is In Love and I would love this for our picture wall!
    Love from
    Aimee
    x

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  57. Oh my goodness, I cannot tell you how excited I am about this giveaway!!! I just this weekend was looking at the vol .25 shop and obsessing over the "home is where our heart is" and "wherever we are together, that is home" prints. LOVE!
    Super cute DIY too : )

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  58. The love notes are adorable! I know a special someone who is going to be finding them everywhere. :) Thanks LA!

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  59. whoa! these are so whimsical and gorgeous! i LOVE the 'i will be grateful' print. such a lovely reminder. i'm hoping to try out that DYI this weekend!! <3

    laura.elizabeth.stephens{at}gmail.com
    --laura elizabeth

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  60. Oh, it's so hard to pick a favorite! But I really love the "Wherever we are together, that is home" print. Makes my heart happy. :)

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  61. you are very talented! I love the squeaky clean one. It would look great in my freshly painted laundry room.

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  62. hiya!!! i love the "I measure my life in coffee spoons" one! super super cute!!

    kristen
    kristen@glidedesign.com

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  63. love the DIY, thanks for sharing!
    If I had to pick (and man was it hard, so many lovely prints!), I'd say this is my fave:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45507077/love-is-everything
    caitshizzle@gmail.com
    xo cait

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  64. It's so hard to choose just one favorite! I really love "The Journey" in blue.

    Jackie
    japarto@gmail.com

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  65. I love the Journey prints. all the colors are beautiful but i think the green is the most me. Plus, the message is something i've been trying to live by recently.

    Katie Hansen, hansenk91@hotmail.com

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  66. very nice!! i especially love the Rhino print and also "i love you".

    Aja
    ajareeser@gmail.com

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  67. I love the yellow typewriter "LOVE" print! It caught my eye immediately! <3

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  68. I love that DIY! I need something to do when the summer starts getting long, and I think I found (at least one) thing to pass my time constructively.

    Those prints are gorgeous. I especially love the "I Will Be Grateful" one.

    Oh, my email is xoxotaratara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  69. I love the "I will be grateful" print! Had my eye on it for awhile now!

    Joanne
    hellokittygirl808@gmail.com

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  70. Really love " I will be grateful for this day" I am also a huge fan of vol. 25!

    Ange
    penner.angela@gmail.com

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  71. Yay DIY! All of these are GORGEOUS, but my absolute favorite is the pring that says "I will be grateful for this day."
    :]

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  72. The "i carry your heart" print is my favorite! But it was SUPER hard to choose.

    Dejah
    dejahgatz@yahoo.com

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  73. I'd never seen Vol. 25 before today, but it's so wonderful!

    If I could win one of the prints, I'd pick the remember happiness one with the trailer.

    ~Rachael

    sincerelyrae{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  74. It was hard to pick just one but I love the "LOVE" print. I'm a sucker for typewriters. I love the DIY and will definitely try it out.
    Thanks!
    judy
    judy3660@yahoo.com

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  75. This is awesome, I love your prints! My favorite is "Wherever we are together". Pick me! Pick me! I'm a poor college student:(

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  76. I LOVE
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45757734/wherever-we-are-together

    it's perfect. I've been drooling over it for a while :)

    Ashley Cauthen
    cauthen.ashley@gmail.com

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  77. Aww yay! My favorite is your Remember Happiness print :)

    Jennifer
    jennifer12287@yahoo.com

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  78. Eeek! What an awesome post & tutorial full of yummy printables and good stuff!!

    My favorite print has long been the yellow 'Love' typewriter! :) It's the cutest!!

    My fingers are crossed!

    -Michelle Clement
    michelle.a.clement@gmail.com

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  79. Great DIY! Love the hearts. I love all of the prints, but my fave is Where We Love Is Home.

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  80. So many amazing prints, there's lots that caught my eye! The one I think I want the most (I think I just randomly picked) is "life is like riding a bicycle" in the blueberry colour! Fantastic!! Thanks, Julie Keller: julie.keller@ymail.com

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  81. I love "the Journey" print. lovely!
    ~erica
    erica1228@hotmail.com

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  82. i love "wherever we are together"...but it's really hard to pick my most favourite!

    and what a cute DIY...I will have to try it!

    lisakercher@gmail.com

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  83. It was *so* hard to choose one favorite! :) in the end I chose Love Is Freedom - the one that says "the worst prison would be a closed heart". This quote is *so* true. I'm a very introverted person and I know how true this quote might be...
    So, i'd *love* to own it... :)

    Efrat Kashat, EfratKashat@gmail.com

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  84. To pick a favorite is crazy-difficult! It's a tie between "the journey not the arrival matters" and "Love who you are". Sooo much talent there!

    xoxo
    Leslie

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  85. OH MY GOODNESS. You did a print of T.S. Eliots 'The Love Song of J. Alfered Prufrock'! You just so happened to use one of my favorite lines from my favorite poem. AH. I am such an English kid. Eliot steals my heart everytime. Next to Coleridge's "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner." I'd love to win. Kristin Garrett KristinGa@kwc.edu

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  86. I love your prints! My fave would be the 'The secret to becoming who you wish to be' because it sums up what I'm going through at the moment.
    Kelly - elijahsmum@hotmail.com

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  87. Oh my, so many cute choices! My favorites are Puff of Love, Perched Love and Wherever We Are Together. I'd probably pick Wherever We Are Together if I had to choose one to win, since it would go so pretty in our house! Thank you much for the cute-orial too Jessica! Erin @ prettyghosts@hotmail.com

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  88. totally loving the diy! and while its hard to pick one favorite from the shop i have to say the typewriter with love above it is super adorable!

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  89. The DIY was nice and simple to do. Thank you for sharing.

    So many cute prints to pick from ... but I think this one is just too darn cute!!!

    Love Who You Are
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45394715/love-who-you-are-new

    Toni McCoy
    toni.mccoy@gmail.com

    Thank you for doing a giveaway!!

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  90. I want the "Do all things with love" print. So cute! Great and easy DIY too! :)

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  91. What a sweet giveaway! It's so hard to pick just one favourite. I love "I Will Be Grateful for This Day" and "Wherever We are Together". Both are so fantastic and very meaningful for my husband and I. Lovely work!

    kristinaross (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  92. Aw, such a sweet DIY! It happened to run into vol.25's beautiful art some time ago, and since then I've been a regular reader or her blog. I love the quotes she attach to almost every print. Hm, even if it's a hard decision, i think my favourite ones are (1) 'Life is like riding a bycicle' in blueberry colour aaand (2) 'Hello world'. So true, so simple.

    Thank you so much for this oportunity!

    lifeiscolourl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I'm in love with the print "love is magical alternate colors"!

    Tara
    chocolatefrog(at)gmail.com

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  94. I love the DIY! Perfect for decorating for upcoming birthdays! I would love the Hello World print!

    My name is Rachael Bergus and my email is rachael.bergus@gmail.com, thank you!

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  95. i love vol. 25 prints. they're so cute! the "love is magical" print with the unicorns is still my all time favorite!

    kishanash@aol.com

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  96. Love the "Love who you are" print!
    kdentroux@aol.com

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  97. i would love to own the "hope is only" print. very inspiring.
    mandy
    mandy@thelaumans.net

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