Friday, March 23, 2012

Note Cards, Etsy and a Giveaway--CLOSED

I finally decided to open an Etsy shop.  I have been thinking about it for a while as I'm planning to destash quite a bit.  I might even list a couple quilts.  Also, it seemed to be a perfect time to list a few of my note cards to sell.  Depending on how things go, I'll add more designs down the road, for now I have two designs available.

This colorful HST design was based on my Thangles Mini quilt I shared earlier this month.  It's professionally printed on art linen card stock.  These cards are 4.5" x 5" and come with parchment envelopes.







The second design is a grey triangle pattern that I would love to make into a quilt one day.  It's printed on a pearl card stock that gives the design a slightly shimmery, metallic look.  This card is also 4.5" x 5" and comes with white envelopes.




So head over to my new Etsy shop!  Use the code BlueChair10 and get 10% off your order.  I'll be posting fabric to destash very soon.

Finally, for the giveaway!!  One winner gets to choose a set of five cards of either design.
  • Just leave one comment telling us your fun plans for the weekend.  Mr. Random will pick the winner on Tuesday, March 27.  Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win.

107 comments:

  1. Congrats on opening your shop! These cards are so original and USEFUL! I love to have cards on hand to send when I hear of something "card-worthy." If I have to go to the store the moment passes and I usually forget.

    We've had unusually warm weather this week so we've planned a picnic for this weekend. Of course ... rain in forecast :(

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  2. Congratulations on your shop! I love the designs. We are going to see The Hunger Games this weekend and we are going to the local festival. My husband is astounded that I am almost 30 and have never had funnel cake, so that is really the only reason we are going to the fair :D

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  3. Congratulations on the shop opening! Tomorrow I have to work (not fun, since the weather is so nice), but on Sunday my mom and I go to a very entertaining, somewhat comical, political talk which will be broadcast on my favourite radio station.

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  4. Congratulations on your new shop! Cards are lovely. It's my birthday tomorrow, so maybe out to dinner with hubs! Thanks for a chance.

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  5. Lovely cards. This weekend I need to work in the garden, spring arrived so the garden is CALLING me!!!!

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  6. Oooh Kati I love the grey ones! You're right, it would make a beautiful quilt :-)

    My weekend plans are sew sew sew! I have a bunch of little things to finish off, and a quilt to baste, quilt and bind!

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  7. Wow your cards are really cool!! My hubby's Mom is in the hospital so right now, not many plans. Thanks for sharing with such a sweet giveaway :-)

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  8. So pretty! Love the cards! I have to work tomorrow and direct the choir on Sunday, plus we are playing catch up at home after a crazy week! Good luck with the shop...can't wait to see your fabric destash listings!

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  9. I love these cards! They are beautiful. This weekend I am going to be all alone so I think I will finish a quilt that is sitting by my machine, run errands, and go on a hike. It should be very relaxing.

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  10. Good Luck with your new shop. I really like the cards and enjoy your blog very much.

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  11. congrats on the shop! its my birthday today so this weekend will be all sorts of fun dinners and activities :)

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  12. I'm really escited about this weekend. I'll have my last class of university on Saturday and we're celebrating my daughter's 3rd birthday on Sunday with a great party. thanks for the chance, those cards are beautiful!

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  13. I love these designs, Kati! Such a great idea to put some of your quilt ideas on note cards.

    Remember how I said I've been a bit obsessed with cutting lately? Well, I made a list of every project I've started and it kind of shocked me...12 quilts! So, today and tomorrow will be spent trying to knock out as much as I can in the sewing department while the mister helps his aunt move tomorrow.

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  14. This weekend is exciting because right now I have NOTHING planned! It will be a good time to get in some quality crafting: sewing, spinning and knitting.

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  15. Great news, Kati! Congratulations and good sellings! I love your cards and would be so happy to send those colourful triangles to my friends (and of course to keep one for myself)! I didn't really plan my weekend yet but there might be sewing on Sunday! Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

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  16. I plan to rest and catch up on some tv shows that I've recorded. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I'm going to visit my gram for her birthday and hit some of my Aunt's favorite quilt shops! Love the cards :)

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  18. Both card designs look great!
    I plan to do some sewing and riding :)
    Susanne

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  19. those cards are stunning! I don't often use large cards but rather 2.5" cards to stick in when I send off my monthly bee blocks or a swap...
    but yours are so pretty I might need to do some larger note writing :)

    This weekend I'm going to a pie making day at my daughter's school--should be a hoot!

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  20. WIth this warm weather I'm sure we're all going to go play outside. a lot. :) I also want to SEW! of course! ;)

    do you mind if I borrow a picture so I can share your giveaway on our giveaway blog? TheOne Stop Giveaway Shop

    Thanks for the chance to win! Your cards are super cute! Congrats on the Etsy shop too! I wish you much success! :)

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  21. Your cards are lovely! DS and I are heading a couple states away to start cleaning out my grandma's house - uggh. Sad task that must be done.

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  22. Love, love, love these cards! Absolutely gorgeous and what a lovely giveaway!

    I'm off with my fiance to Brighton (in the UK) this weekend to continue organising our wedding. We're getting married in June!

    Hope you've got a lovely weekend planned too!

    Cheers,
    Jo

    harryandleelee[@]gmail[dot]com

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  23. My wife is pregnant with our 4th baby and her official due date is next wed so I want to be having a baby this week end but I am sure its not going to happen just because I want it so bad.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http://trackmyshows.blogspot.com

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  24. Love those gray cards! I'm going to a baby shower on saturday then a bbq that evening with friends then dinner on sunday with familyfrom out of town.
    Sarahoviatt at gmail.com

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  25. yeah for you! what cute cards and a great shop!

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  26. Sweet cards! I'm going to go shopping at the physical etsy store Sew Fresh Fabrics! They are opening the store tomorrow for a sew-in!

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  27. The cards (and quilt designs!) are gorgeous! We are having a pretty low key weekend.... the snow is just melted so will be getting out the kids' bikes and riding around the park quite I bit, I predict! :) Have a great weekend.

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  28. Your notecards are beautiful!!! Congratulations on the Etsy shop, too! I plan to finish my mini bookshelf quilt that I am making for my sister!

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  29. My fun plans for the weekend are to dog-sit and do some hiking in this amazing weather! It's officially spring here in Virginia. Although it feels more like the beginning of summer!

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  30. awesome cards! good luck with your shop!

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  31. What lovely cards! My plans for the weekend including adding washing between some four -patch blocks and eagerly awaiting a box of clothes in the mail that are destined to become a memory quilt, and my first commissioned project. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. Unfortunately, my fun plans for the weekend have been cancelled due to a death in the family. My husband and I were planning on attending a benefit auction at our children's school which is always a nice of fun.

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  33. How beautiful!!! Those look awesome. And the etsy shop is sure to be a fun adventure. I think the garden plot is calling my name this weekend, boo . . . it's really time though. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. How exciting to open an etsy store. Your cards are really nice! I plan on doing some sewing this weekend!
    Thanks,

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  35. LOVE those cards. :) We're having company on Saturday. Fun!

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  36. Congratulations on opening the shop. I'm sure it will be a huge success!

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  37. Congratulations on your new venture! The note cards are very pretty.
    This weekend with no rain forecast and warmer temps, I'll be working in the yard.

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  38. Love the cards! Good for you! I am off to a sewing and quilting trade show today. So exciting. I might even go back tomorrow for a day 2 experience! Woo hoo!

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  39. Congratulations on the new shop, how exciting for you!

    No huge plans for the weekend, but today we have lots of family coming to visit for the day. 9 extra people (6 of them kids!) in our 1000sq.ft. house. Thankfully we are going to the pool this morning!

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  40. I love your cards! Congratulations on opening your shop!
    This weekend I shall be gardening if the weather stays fine! and watching my youngest son play rugby on Saturday!

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  41. Those are soooo awesome! I love them. Congrats on opening your shop. My husband and I are going to a home and garden show this weekend and going out to eat tonight :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  42. Congrats on your new Shop!! Your cards are amazing......would love to win! & Thanks for the chance! :)

    My Birthday is tomorrow, and we are goin' to dinner tonight with our son & his wife. Have had our lil' Grandgirlie this week, and she is staying the night tonight....so Movie Night & popcorn here! Pretty great weekend fun to me! :)

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  43. Love your cards!! This weekend I am entertaining family - should be a hoot!

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  44. Your cards are very pretty! Good luck on your new Etsy shop. Both my daughters have a soccer game tomorrow and then we have to shop shop shop for spring/summer clothes - then church on Sunday. yay!

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  45. Gorgeous cards and congrats on the Etsy shop!! This is the last couple days of Spring Break at our house, so we hope to get some park/frisbee time in with the kiddos and the dog :)

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  46. Thanks for the awesome opportunity. Love the cards.

    My plans for the weekend are to teach a patchwork class Saturday and Sunday. Wee!

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  47. My "fun" plans consist of me working all weekend. YUCK!! But that is ok because that means I will have a day off next week thereby meaning I might actually get a podcast recorded. Thanks for a fun giveaway. I can't wait to see what you stock in your Etsy Shop.

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  48. Gorgeous cards! Love them! I will be quilting, I hope. Trying to get my quilt finished before the fabric arrives for my boys' quilts. Then I have to start making 2 twin sized quilts by May 5th. I doubt I will get them done, but I am going to try!!

    Oh yeah, and a fun trip to Kohls tonight with all three kids. That sounds entertaining, right?

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  49. Beautiful cards!
    I am going tackle my awakening yard and working On stocking my etsy store

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  50. Well...I was thinking of gardening...but it's going to be a rainy weekend now. That figures, it's been beautiful all week. I am for sure going to see the Hunger Games tomorrow! I just read the books & am so excited for the movie! I hope it lives up to my high hopes!

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  51. House hunting and skateboard lessons...

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  52. Fun cards and congrats! It's neat how the cards reflect a little bit of you, good for you!

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  53. Yay for your new shop on Etsy! I'll have to check it out. We are having friends over Sunday for dinner, watching a video of my son in a concert, and then we're all playing a fun card game.

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  54. Woo hoo! I'm so happy to see you decided to see these, Kati.

    This weekend, my son has t-ball practice, and I need to CLEAN my house because my parents are coming on Sunday!

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  55. Congratulations on your new shop! This weekend I'm visiting savannah, ga for my sister-in-law's wedding!

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  56. We're away on Vancouver Island, waiting for the rain to stop. Thanks for the giveaway and I'm so happy to see you've made these cards available. Will be buying some if I don't win!

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  57. Congratulations on the shop opening! I love the gray cards, so pretty! That would be a great quilt!

    Nothing fun planed for the weekend...just finishing up the taxes & planning summer activities for the kids. I guess the summer planning should be fun. :) Hopefully I will get a chance to sew!

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  58. Best of luck on your Esty shop, your cards are really great. It's suppose to rain this weekend in sunny Southern California, a perfect time to quilt!

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  59. Can I enter your giveaway even if I don't think my plans are fun!? I'll be doing housework, preparing to have an open house on Sunday - there's an open house every Sunday until we sell our house. Good thing I get to play in my sewing room during the week! Thanks for the chance to win your notecard giveaway. Your designs are wonderful. All the best with your Etsy shop too!

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  60. LOVE the cards! I"m really looking forward to this weekend - job interview, going to see the Hunger Games, and spending some quality time (much needed) with my sewing machine :)

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  61. Oh you MUST make the grey quilt!
    We are off to my parents for belated Mother's Day and their Wedding Anniversary - I hope the sun keep on shining. Have a good one too xxx

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  62. Congratulations on opening an Etsy shop!!
    Well done: you deserve that.
    I hope business will be smooth!
    And I love .both cards

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  63. This weekend is going to be boring, but Monday I'm headed to Switzerland! Going on a fun road trip! -Julie

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  64. Good luck with the etsy shop! Fun plans? Not much...probably the gym and some sewing. One of those is fun!

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  65. I'm in love with those cards.

    This weekend I am working on my daughter's Easter dress and hopefully getting started on a new quilt (not sure which one yet).

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  66. This weekend I have a ton of sewing planned!

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  67. This Saturday we are going to visit my parents and celebrate that my father (age 62) finally got a job again after 2 years of unemployment!! YES! I am so happy for him, after all he is my daddy :)

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  68. Awesome cards!!!!!! Congratulations on your shop!!!! Yard work and sewing...of course ;o)

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  69. Hope the shop is successful - I'm off to the beach to collect sea glass, wood and pottery.

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  70. Best wishes to you on your new endeavor. This weekend I plan to do lots of sewing since most everyone will be out of the house. Plus the weather will be on the rainy side. Perfect. rfbelen@fewpb.net

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  71. I'll probably be cleaning over the weekend. Blech! The cards are lovely. My favorite is the gray one.

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  72. I don't have any specific plans, but will probably be cleaning the house, doing loads and loads of laundry - hopefully will be able to fit in some sewing time. I love the colorful HST design - but both are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. We have had such a fun and busy two weeks of Spring break, I think we'll be relaxing and resting this weekend and getting ready for back-to-school and routine next week.

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  74. ooo! such lovely designs for the cards. I'll have to scurry over & check out your shop.
    this weekend I'm working & then planning some fun things to do for my birthday! :)

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  75. Congrats on your new shop! I don't really have any weekend plans, other than sleeping in tomorrow.

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  76. hmmm - not much going on this weekend. My daughter is having a sleepover so that's about all I can handle!

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  77. Congratulations on opening your shop. This week-end my hubby and I will attend an auction at our church to raise money for our missionaries. The cards are lovely.

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  78. Those cards are stunning! We went to a 5 year old's birthday party and are off to a play tonight :)

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  79. Congrats on your shop! Not too much planned here this weekend so I am hoping to get some sewing done and even embroider a couple of quilt labels! :)

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  80. The cards are beautiful, great idea to open a shop! I have a quiet weekend of sewing and spring cleaning planned.

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  81. I love those cards! It combines two of my favourite things, quilting and stationary! :D This weekend I plan on finishing up a few small WIPs that I have lying around, and maybe finally getting to start a quilt I've had in mind now for a while!

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  82. I don't know about fun... I have to work! :)

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  83. I could use some pretty cards like yours! I really enjoy your blog! This weekend some sewing on one last mini for the scrap-attack-quilt-along, and weather permitting tennis on Sunday.

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  84. Nice cards! We were going to clean out the garage this weekend, but it looks like we will head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to watch the snowmobile hill climb instead. (The snowmobiles climb the ski hill lift line. It's pretty exciting!)

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  85. Congrats! This weekend I am going mountain biking for the first time.

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  86. cute cards! I'm on a weekend "road trip" with my family!

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  87. I have been wondering when you would open an Etsy store! Congratulations! If I can't win some of your cards, I'll just have to go purchase some...LOL! Our plans this weekend are to join the son & daughter-in-law in taking the 5 grandkids to the Antiquities Museum.
    -Beth in AL

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  88. love your cards! we are enjoying a warm sunny day here in oregon. we hit the farmers market this morning and we're about to leave for the park.

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  90. Beautiful cards Kati! The HST is my favorite. Good luck with the shop & thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm hoping to get some yard work done tomorrow. The grass is turning green & I can't wait to see my lawn looking beautiful again!

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  91. These are lovely cards especially the version of your Thangles Mini. This weekend - income taxes and we had a wave of thunderstorms and NOAH alerts.

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  92. Love your cards! I have just been to a craft and sewing show in the city and am looking forward to a quiet Sunday catching up on some washing as the sun is shining again.

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  93. Congratulations on your new shop! I love your cards! thanks for the chance to win!

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  94. Gorgeous cards!

    Hubs birthday today! Making lots of food, friends coming over later for game playing. Yeah, we rock!

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  95. Love your cards and congratulations on your shop!
    I'm on my way to a visit in the Museum to see some contemporary art - that will be fun!

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  96. These look great! I love collecting stationary to use and would love these in my collection.

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  97. Congrats on opening your shop!! Woohoo! Loving your note card designs...can't wait to see what else you put in your shop!

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  98. Best wishes on the opening of the shop!

    The cards are delightful and would be wonderful to send or receive.

    We will be enjoying grandchildren for the weekend.

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  99. the weekend is over but we had wonderful weather and our first BBQ of the year :O)
    thanks for the giveaway

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  100. Love your card design! On Friday, my quilting group is heading to Montana to do a small shophop of a couple of our favorite stores!! Can't wait!

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  101. I went to a quilt institute and learned tons of things!

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  102. How cool, love both those designs, hope the shop goes fabulously :o)

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  103. We got to watch a ton of basketball and plan my new sewing nook for next weekend. Construction begins Sat 8AM...

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  104. We are on holiday and enjoying sun and rain...the beach and the river!

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  105. whoo hoo! Gorgeous cards! Congratulations on opening a shop.

    I hope I win!

    miscstadra (at) hotmail [dot] com

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  106. My fun plans for the weekend were mushroom hunting with my husband. But I took a bad slide down a hill and messed up my knee. Soo.. my fun plans for the week are to learn to use my pedal foot on the sewing machine with my left foot and hopefully by the coming weekend I can have a fun weekend at the sewing machine.
    And good luck with your Etsy shop.. if the rest of your stuff looks as good as your notecards... no problem!

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  107. Our plans included lots of eating...dinner with friends at our son's restaurant and lunch with my mom.

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