Thursday, September 02, 2010

Anniversary giveaway: Primele (Closed)

Do you love beautiful calligraphy? I do, and Patricia over at Primele does it famously well! A handmade address stamp has been on my wish list for a long time now so you can imagine how excited I am to be teaming with Primele to offer one to a lucky lovely reader of A Diary of Lovely.


A bit more about Patricia and Primele




Tell us a bit about yourself and your work. How did it all start?
Being an idea factory runs in the family, and so naturally the need arose to to put a little vector to our thrust, or to at least a provide a means of getting the ideas out of our heads. My brother in-law came up the the “ideal bowl” for us to throw in scraps of paper with our next greatest vision scrawled on them. When we have the capacity, we pull out a good one and see if we can’t make it happen.


Who or what inspires you?
Happy thoughts mostly--good memories, sunny days, berry picking, cake and ice cream. My sister would tell you I live in a children’s storyland in my head: a mid-century modern illustrated world with a touch swedish country decor.



What do you love most of what you do?
I get to live and work every day around my family who I love. And I get to eat lunch outside for an hour if I want to.



Any advice for aspiring shop owners?
If you’ve got an idea you like, make it, put it out there, and see what people think. Repeat. If you really like it, share it with the online community via a submission to a blog, etc. (note: It’s worth your time to take good photos of the coolness you’ve created.) Also, if you underprice to make a sale, expect the bloom to soon be off the rose. You’ll burn out pretty quick making things for free. And if you price right and your work catches on, you're self-employed.


And some great photos of Patricia's studio/home, pretty and creative, right?





Giveaway time. What?
Patricia is offering this super super cute personalised stamp! 


How?
- Follow A Diary of Lovely and visit Primele. Come back and comment with your favorite item.

Extra entries 
- Tweet about this giveaway (use @adiaryoflovely and @primele)
- Follow me on Twitter or/and facebook
- Blog about it and let me know you did in a comment
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Thank you all so much! Winner will be picked at random next week)

159 comments:

  1. SO fun!!! i've been wanting a stamp for my new house! I am a follower and my favvvorite item in shope is the address stamp for sure!

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  2. This is just my style! I love ruffles, so curls is my favorite stamp. Just love it!

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  3. Love Love this giveaway :) Keeping my fingers crossed !!!

    xo Laura

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  4. Great giveaway! Count me in! I love her brother's idea about the idea bowl to through inspiration into! I love the contemporary calligraphy set from her website. She sounds like a cool girl. xo

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  5. i also follow you on twitter :)

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  6. Hello! I just got done visiting Primele and what I love most is the custom return address stamp! Such beautiful writing. I hope I win!

    Happy Anniversary, btw!

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  7. I am not following you both on twitter :D I am kind of twitter-challenged though...

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  8. I also just tweeted about your giveaway - can you tell I really want to win!? Hehe

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  9. i most love the custom return address stamp (just like everyone else, it seems!).

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  10. and i now follow you on facebook!

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  11. love love love those number stamps! adorable and so versatile!!

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  12. The hand-stamp number set is wonderfully charming and is my favorite Primele offering!

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  13. you've been liked on facebook! :)

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  14. What a gorgeous giveaway! Soo creative, I wish I were great at Calligraphy!!

    :) Hazel

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  15. Love the giveaway. The cursive return address stamp is my favorite.

    masperle@austin.rr.com

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  16. love the curls calligraphy! So pretty!

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  17. Oh, my goodness...I am in love with her address stamp. It is adorable. I also dig her calling cards. So pretty.

    love love,
    Fritzi Marie

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  18. love the contemporary... but can't really decided.. i love everything!!
    i of course follow

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  19. I already subscribe to your blog, but have become a follower also. I love the custom return address stamp. Classic, but with a modern artsy touch.

    My best- Diane

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  20. Hi Helena! I've been wanting one of these for a while. Such a great giveaway! My favorite would have to be simple custom calligraphy return address stamp.

    I'm already a blog and twitter follower and I just started following on facebook. Hope I win!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  21. My favorite is the return address stamps! And thanks for writing such a great blog, I've been a follower for awhile!

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  22. My favorite is the curls return address stamp. And I'm a follower!

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  23. Her work is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love a pretty stamp for myself. I'll be moving eventually to who-knows-where, so for me, the stationary stamp would go a long way.

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  24. And I just tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/brandibernoskie/status/22758671406

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  25. OOoh, I Love her caligraphy style stamps the most. So Lovely!

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  26. i have been wanting a stamp because it would be lovely, and save me the trouble of writing our address, and let's face it.... i am lazy.
    and those pics just make me want to go and learn pottery and then teach it to my daughter.

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  27. I am loving the "Floral" Return address stamp! So feminine!

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  28. My favorite item is the curls address stamp.

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  29. I adore the return address stamps. Already a blog follower. Now also liking you on FB>

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  30. I'm a fan on Facebook too!

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  31. Thank you, Helena, for introduing me to a great website. I loved the return address stamp. It was fun to see all the envelopes, because my daughters do stamps just like that.

    I already am a happy follower of your blog.

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  32. I think I love the simple return address the best! I definitely have the etsy page marked as a favorite!!

    Love your blog!

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  33. ecnorris @adiaryoflovely LOVE these stamps! http://adiaryoflovely.blogspot.com/

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  34. wow. this is really interesting:D i loved the return address stamp - flower - custom calligraphy.

    my email is mylifeascarrie@gmail.com

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  35. I absolutely love these stamps!!!
    I am a follower and adore the 'simple stamp' which is far from simple! Its gorgeous!

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  36. Lovely! I love the return address stamp - flower - custom calligraphy.

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  37. I love stationary & all involved on creating lovely packages, so this stamp is perfect!
    And you know I follow you darling. No London layovers in September :( but I'll let you know for next time.

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  38. I am a follower and love the return address stamp - curls - custom calligraphy. I have been admiring this return address stamp for awhile! Would so love it:)

    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  39. Isn't Patricia just fab? Was SO excited when Primele agreed to do a giveaway on my blog--I just knew they were items that people would just love and I certainly wouldn't mind having a personalized stamp myself ;)

    I love everything on Patricia's site from the stamps to the calligraphy on the envelopes. (I follow, of course.)

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  40. after just getting married, a custom stamp would be so perfect! i love the curls stamp....or all her caligraphy, what gorgeous work!!

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  41. WOW! I wish I had the money to have her do the addressing for our wedding invites. The calligraphy is sooooo lovely! <3

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Tweet! Tweet! Following you -> jackie_lopez

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  43. Tweet Sent - YES!

    ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Hi!I've just found you via your guest post for Gaia...I think your blog is great!!!! Good ideas, great pics, gorgeous style!!!
    Love.
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  45. My google reader loves your feed!

    I wish her text was my handwriting... I probably would only communicate via mail. Loving the white ink on dark slate paper on primele's etsy!

    andreawang.aw@gmail.com

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  46. Que sorpresa encontrar este sorteo! Me encanta la caligrafía de Patricia.
    Me han gustado mucho las origiales tarjetas personales, además de los tampones claro ;)

    A ver si esta vez tengo suerte, que hace bastante qeu no participo en tus sorteos...
    Muás

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  47. He twiteado tu delicioso sorteo !!

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  48. Ya te sigo en facebook y vuelvo a insistir, a ver si consigo este precioso tampón con mis datos de remitente :)

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  49. and just liked your facebook!! i hope i win :) :)

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  50. OMG - I have had that shop saved to my Etsy favorites forever! Love, love, love the return address stamps.

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  51. awww this is sooo adorable. i've always wanted to learn calligraphy but this giveaway offers me a perfect way to cheat around it...

    loved primele and those return add stams look fab! i follow you via GFC, enter me pls!

    xo, Persis.

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  52. Love her work! her handwriting is a work of art.

    my favorite is her calligraphy.

    xoxox

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  53. I follow! I looked but cant decide..great options on the etsy, just cant pick at this moment.

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  54. I have had their curly calligraphy stamp in my favorites forever! Huge fan :) Thanks lovie!

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  55. Congrats on your 1st Anniversary. I love the address stamp and thanks to you I am coveting it! Am following you on Twitter and will RT your post as well from @kalynjohnson

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  56. Love this giveaway! I was just talking to the hubs about how we want a personalized stamp! Love!

    *kate

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  57. Oh, and I just tweeted about it too!

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  58. I am in love....I must win this giveaway.I love the personalized stationery stamp (name stamp).

    Dena x

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  59. I love the simple design, especially the little heart in the middle - so stylish and perfect for all our wedding stationery!

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  60. Oh I just love this! Another fabulous giveaway! I actually have one already. Bought one back in Feb when I did my wedding thank yous. It's so fabulous and whoever wins will LOVE it!

    Hope you have a fabulous day, sweetie!

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  61. Oh gosh, I have been admiring her work for awhile! I would love to have a personalized stamp orjust the stationary stamp.

    Happy Anniversary!

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  62. Following you on twitter... @emilypostsblog

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  63. love the cursive return address stamp! what a great gift for a new homeowner :)

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  64. I Love these! I'm a blog follower and my favorite is the return address stamp - simple - custom calligraphy

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  65. I also follow on twitter! (smackdown928)

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  66. OMG I would LOVE this! So cute. Her calligrahpy is so beautiful!

    I am a follower :)
    Follow you on Twitter too!

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  67. I have been wanting one of her return address stamps for a while now. What an exciting giveaway! I love her suggestions, her family's 'ideal bowl' and that she also lives in la la land in her head just like me! xo p.s. I'm a follower :)

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  68. LOVE this giveaway! Her calligraphy is so unique and special! I would definitely be using this for our upcoming wedding invitations.

    thank you :)

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  69. I'm always loving calligraphy! I have to say that my fabvorite one is the "return address stamp - curls - custom calligraphy" beautiful! This is a wonderful fun giveaway! love it!

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  70. What a great giveaway. Here's to hoping I win.

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  71. What a fabulous giveaway! I've been a big fan of Patricia's whimisical style for a while now, and I'm so excited to enter for this. I love the return address stamp in the flower style. Thanks for the chance!

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  72. i just tweeted about it!
    i'm @oliviakcarter

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  73. hi! enter me in the giveaway! i loved the stamps!

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  74. I love it all!! So beautiful!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46450440/return-address-stamp-flower-custom

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  75. wow, super in love with the "simple" return address stamp - i want!

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  76. Following you on gf name jhb
    I love the return stamp with Flower.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  77. I am also following you on twitter
    (jhitomi)
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  78. OH and i now follow you on twitter - i can't believe i wasn't already!

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  79. These are gorgeous! I wish my everyday handwriting looked half as pretty! We'd love a custom return address stamp, so fingers crossed! :) Thanks!

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  80. I think I saw these on Everything LEB last week, and fell in love with them there! I would just lllloooovvveeee to have one of these!

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  81. I LOOOOVE the flower return address stamp! Thanks for hosting this giveaway and happy anniversary!

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  82. I follow you on Twitter! (@lacretia)

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  83. I ♥ the hand-stamp numbers! please enter me!
    carolwodehouse[at]gmail[dot]com

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  84. i am a follower who loves the curls address stamp -- so fun & pretty!
    kait
    faveprettythings@blogspot.com

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  85. i'm also a facebook follower!!

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  86. a new follower, i am. i love whimsical addressing

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  87. I so hope to win this one...I love love love them all:)
    Hugs and kisses,sweetie
    Happy Thursday

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  88. Such talent, I love the address stamp and also the one to make your own personalized stationery.

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  89. I have been wanting one of these so bad! I would love to get the return address stamp! So cute!

    Luvs!

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  90. I like the idea of escort cards, place cards, with hand-lettered calligraphy! emilyfette@gmail.com I follow you on twitter too! I'm @Fettbot.

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  91. Wow I love all of Patricia's calligraphy! Thanks for introducing her to us! :)

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  92. pretty pretty!

    just tweeted about it!

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  93. also....i follow you on twitter AND facebook....and not just cause of the giveaway...just cause i kind of like you...a LOT :).

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  94. These are beautiful! Love the personal return address stamp with the flower :)

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  95. My favorite item is actually the one up for grabs! It's too cute!

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  96. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/tchkal/status/22862733705

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  97. i am a follower! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  98. i really like the personalized stationery stamp. :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  99. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the personalized stationary stamp. What a beautiful giveaway! I'm in desperate need for something to motivate me to get back to my letter writing.

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  100. Wow so many entries! I love the calligraphy on the envelope, Ms Christina Berger!

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  101. I love the personalized stationary stamp. Soo beautiful.

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  102. I am now a follower and I love from her shop the return address stamp in curls.

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  103. I tweeted about it:

    http://twitter.com/blarkness/status/22889775357

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  104. I'm already a follower of your blog. ;) Ooooh, I've been obsessing over one of these stamps for quite some time... I love the simple name stamp...perfect for my craft name. :)
    Hannah

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  105. Hannah again... I am also a Facebook follower.

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  106. What a fantastic giveaway! I love the custom return address stamp!!

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  107. The return address stamp in curls actually made me weep I want it that badly! Stunning!

    http://louchaz80.blogspot.com/

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  108. Yikes! This is too cute! She sounds great as well! Count me in for this one too please! :)

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  109. how gorgeous are these. i love the personalized stationery name stamp. what an amazing giveaway.

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  110. I follow and completely LOVE the return address stamp - simple - custom calligraphy. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. Follow you on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  112. I love the Personalized Stationary Stamp!

    bgrimnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. The return stamp are so beautiful!

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  114. Oh goodness, there is so much to love about Primele!! I think I'd want the custom calligraphy name stamp - I just love the writing :)

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  115. Already a follower ;)
    Primele is crazy awesome! Thanks for hosting such a fantastic giveaway!
    xo e

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  116. ps- already follow on twitter and facebook xo

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  117. custom return address stamp!
    and i follow you, of course!

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  118. Blogged it!

    http://moth-design.blogspot.com/2010/09/diary-of-lovely-anniversary-giveaway.html

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  119. I SOOOOO need this for my shop! I would love to win this! I love the return address stamp - simple - custom calligraphy. I NEED it.
    Rachael

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  120. I LOVE those return address stamps! I NEED IT!!! :)

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  121. Obviously I'm not the only one who loves her address stamps!! Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!! ;-)

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  122. I love those return address stamps! : )

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  123. And I follow you on Facebook!! : )

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  124. I love the simple return address stamp. so much.

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  125. The return address stamp is just divine! It'd be the sweetest thing to use on the "We've Moved" cards I'm sending out soon!

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  126. Absolutely Beautiful!
    I follow you on facebook

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  127. My favourite is flower return address stamp. AMAZING!

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  128. Yes please! Sign me up! ;)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  129. I love the personal signature stamp!

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  130. I am love with both the address and signature stamps in calligraphy. So beautiful!

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  131. Also now a twitter and facebook friend! Happily.

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  132. Love this simple ("simple") calligraphy stamp!
    (tee hee, I was going to make this one of my etsy favorites, and found I already had!)
    I think I found xmas presents for everyone on my list...
    priscilla, michael's ball and chain

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  133. I wish I knew calligraphy, so beautiful!

    Great advice to aspiring shop owners!

    I love the 'personalized stationary stamp', sweet!

    I follow ;)

    lulu.today @ gmail.com

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  134. These are all so amazing. I would love any of them. Since I have to choose one, I'd say the Return address stamp in the flower custom.

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  135. Beautiful penmanship and designs (which her addresses really are!).
    I love the return address stamp and already a follower!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com
    diamondsandtulle{at}gmail{dot}com

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  136. These stamps are seriously so gorgeous. Can't get over them! I'm having trouble deciding between the name stamps and the return address stamps... both would be so useful! And of course I'm a follower :)

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  137. Love the "return address stamp - flower - custom calligraphy". This would be great for when I send out packages for my jewelry business!

    I am now following and will tweet about this giveaway!

    adrienne(at)destinationdiva(dot)biz

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