Thursday, February 24, 2011

Star Sponsor and Giveaway: UUPP *CLOSED*


Carrie from UUPP (Unique Uplifting Positive Prints) is one of my personal favorite Etsy artists. I have this lovely print sitting on my desk:


1. What made you decide to open a shop, and how did you decide on your shop name?

My store started in an interesting way. I wanted to make my teenage daughter, who struggles with depression and bipolar disorder, something uplifting for her room. I created for her, one of the "Life Is Worth Living" posters that are currently in my store .  She has one hanging in her room.
She was so excited and grateful for the poster and message. It made me think of how much an uplifting message can mean to someone. I started to focus on other messages that were inspiring or that just made me smile.  Dealing with the  special needs of others can take a lot out of the caregiver.
I made the poster, "Take Time To Do The Things That Make Your Heart Smile", for me.  It is a reminder to find the joy in each day no matter what challenges you face. 

 I decided to open an Etsy store and I thought of the name UUPP. (Uplifting Prints). It just seemed to capture the spirit of what I was trying to do with my work. I now can’t wait to make new work. I have more ideas than one can possibly handle! It is really exciting to run your own store and make all of the decisions of what gets created. Right now I am simply making work that makes me smile. If someone else enjoys it, I am just thrilled and also very honored. 


2. What is your favorite thing to make / what supplies to do you love to use most?

I enjoy working with vintage papers and finding interesting patterns and combinations to incorporate into my work. I am always thinking of ideas for new work.

3. What do you spend too much money on?

Definitely children's books.  I bought tons before I even had kids. I also illustrate children's books.


 4. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A tie between fresh fruit and French pastries!

5. What is your favorite thing about winter?

Sharing cups of hot cocoa and giggles with my husband, two teens and 2 year old and watching the snow gently fall from the windows of my art studio.

***GIVEAWAY***
Carrie is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her shop!

Here's how to enter:

MANDATORY: Visit UUPP and leave me a comment with your favorite item.


EXTRA ENTRIES (optional):

+1 Heart UUPP on Etsy and leave your username
+1 Follow Carrie's blog
+1 Follow UUPP on Facebook
+1 Follow UUPP on Twitter
+1 Tweet/Facebook about this giveaway

Sample tweet: Enter to win a $25 gift certificate from @uuppstore on @yes_teacher 's blog http://tiny.cc/9fccv

Giveaway ends March 4th at 11:59 PM and winners will be announced and emailed on Saturday, March 5th.

If you're interested in promoting your business by becoming a Star Sponsor, see rates here!

161 comments:

  1. I love the Do Small Things With Great Love Art Print. I have the perfect place for it!!! :) Great giveaway!!! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  2. "Do Small Things With Great Love". Definitely my favorite!

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  3. I Follow Carrie's blog!! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  4. I Follow UUPP on Twitter!

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  5. Tweeted! :) :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  6. Home sweet Home is my favorite.

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  7. I heart her on etsy my user name is demasu80

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  8. I am in love with the "live, love and bake cookies" print so adorable!
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I <3 UUPP on Etsy my username is tigg90
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I love the Whip It Good print! Totally an 80s baby!

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

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  11. Great feature! I love the Mr. Darcy print!!

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  12. Take time to do the things that make your heart smile is my FAVORITE! That is such a good motto.

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  13. I just hearted her shop. Such a fun shop!!

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  14. I love to bake cupcakes and I am in love with her
    "Live Love and Bake Cupcakes Art Print"!!
    Pick me!Pick me! Please with sprinkles on top :)

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  15. I heart UUPP on etsy!! My username:eeyore4eva

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  16. I follow UUPP via twitter : Ilovemy2dorks

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  17. My fave is the tea party print!

    windowfog [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. The Set Yourself Free print is so lovely to me. I'd love to have that hang in my best friend's new apartment!

    jamieawelch at yahoo dot com

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  19. I love them all! but maybe the set yourself free one!


    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  20. I "hearted" UUPP on Etsy!

    Etsy ID: lexacd


    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  21. I follow Carrie's blog!


    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  22. I "liked" UUPP on facebook!

    Alexandra DiGiorgio

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  23. I love the Julia Child quotes, especially,"Every Woman Should Have a Blowtorch" !

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. UUPP is one of my favorites on Etsy!
    MaryLeeByTheSea on Etsy

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I follow Carrie's blog on GFC!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I follow UUPP on Twitter! MaryLeeByTheSea on Twitter

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MaryLeeByTheSea/status/40844838043787265

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I really like "If you're afraid of butter, use cream" but if I had to pick one to bring home, I'd say the Mr. Darcy quote... "I Never Wish To Be Parted From You From This Day On."

    konecki (at) gmail

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  29. love the julia child prints "if you're afraid of butter use cream".
    grasso.jennifer at gmail dot com

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  30. My favorite is the good morning sunshine
    angela_jeon { a t} Y ah o o { d ot} c o m

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  31. I love the one that says "take time to do the things that make your heart smile," love the saying and the colors in it!

    subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

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  32. I favorited UUPP on Etsy. username is ch ris tina mb w (no spaces)

    subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

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  33. I follow UUPP on Twitter.
    @sf_frugalista

    subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

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  34. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/sf_frugalista/status/40859104448614400

    @sf_frugalista
    subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

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  35. I love the Mr. Darcy quote! *swoon*
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  36. I heart Etsy. My profile: Etsy.com/Shop/iLiveLaughLove

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  37. My fav is Home Sweet Home. Cuuttee! :)

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  38. I am following on twitter… Twitter.com/#!/SnapShotFairy. 

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  39. I liked & posted it on FB… Facebook.com/#!/BarbaraBetts.

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  40. I am following on GFC… Blogger.com/profile/13615454852687725386.

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  41. Their Set Yourself Free Art Print caught my eye at the etsy shop!
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  42. Hearted at the UUPP Etsy store
    username:panicxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  43. Following the UUPP blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  44. Following @UUPPstore via Twitter.
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  45. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/Cammie_Jaydinse/status/40248223021023232
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  46. I LIKE Carrie Hartman on Facebook (Erin Mize)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  47. My favorite is this You Are Simply Divine Print: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61824640/you-are-simply-divine-print?ref=v1_other_2
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I like UUPP on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I follow UUPP's blog publicly with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I heart UUPP on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I shared the giveaway on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=148819275179321&id=804795642
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/40918686902652928
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Lovely shop! I adore the Bon Apetite print!

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  54. favorited her shop on etsy:)
    burlapbluesays

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  55. follower of carrie's blog!
    burlap and blue

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  56. oh my word! I am so in love with the Anne Frank quote. I can't tell you how many times I have read her diary over and over and over again! :)gina
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  57. i heart her shop:) my user name is hiyaluv720
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  58. i follow on twitter;)
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  59. i tweeted:)
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  60. i am a facebook friend:)
    gina at hiyaluv dot com

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  61. I love the Home Sweet Home print: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61786362/home-sweet-home

    thedisneychick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I think the When Life Gets Sour, Sweeten It With Gratitude print is such a cute saying. I'd like it in either taupe or green.

    tsumetokiba at gmail dot com

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  63. I love the "There Could Never Be A More Beautiful You"

    raggedybabygifts at gmail dot com

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  64. Heart UUPP on Etsy as bagladystuff

    raggedybabygifts at gmail dot com

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  65. +1 Follow Carrie's blog (jessie mayer)

    raggedybabygifts at gmail dot com

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  66. +1 Follow UUPP on Facebook as jessie jones mayer
    raggedybabygifts at gmail dot com

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  67. +1 Follow UUPP on Twitter @raggedybabygift
    raggedybabygifts at gmail dot com

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  68. I like the LOVE print with a black background.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/minibea/status/41063517872332800
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I love "Take Time To Do The Things That Make Your Heart Smile - PRINT 8x10"

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. I hearted on etsy
    (ckaylie777)

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. I followed on twitter
    http://twitter.com/ckaylie777

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. I followed you on facebook
    (Kaylie Nguyen)

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. http://twitter.com/#!/ckaylie777/status/41093507661832192

    I shared this on twitter

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. I followed UUPP's blog

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  76. Love this one
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67394220/mr-darcy-quote-i-never-wish-to-be-parted

    malmort01 at optonline.net

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  77. Like them on esty
    malinda1971

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  78. on twitter
    malinda1971

    malmort01 at optonline

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  79. On GC
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  80. I would love to frame the " I will love you always" art print and give it to my husband:)

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  81. love the love giclee print! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  82. I love the Julia Child Quote, Be Fearless Art Print!

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  83. I follow on twitter - smartbottomkids

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  84. what a SUPER cute shop!! i love love love the Live Love and Bake Cookies Art Print... it's like SOO ME!!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. i follow UUPP blog!!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. i follow her twitter (@sandyalamode)!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. And... i tweeted!! :) thanks again for a great giveaway!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/41299822115958784

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. Love the Live Love and Bake Cookies Art Print.

    craftyfusion at gmail

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  89. I love the Good Morning Sunshine Original Giclee Art Print

    sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

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  90. http:/ /twitter.com/OhioCatfish/status/41325300382052353

    sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

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  91. following uupp store on twitter (@ohiocatfish)

    sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

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  92. I like the anne frank quote art print
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  93. hearted upp @chelleb36
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  94. tweet\
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/41326360504971264
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  95. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Come To Our Home print!

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  96. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    Loooove this: Mr. Darcy quote, I never wish to be parted from you...Art Giclee Print

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  97. I love the There Could Never Be a More Beautiful You print!

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. liked her on fb (haylee anderson)

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  99. following her on twitter (@happy_haylee_3)

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  100. http://twitter.com/#!/happy_haylee_3/status/41658976823283712

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. posted on fb: http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=114662161941560&id=100000801234459

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. Tea Party Art Print is my favorite. Thank you!

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  103. The Every Woman Should Have a Blowtorch and the Home Is Where Your Story Begins are both really cute. I love them :) ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  104. I seriously love the Julia Child one "if you're afraid of butter use cream". A motto to live by in our kitchen!
    burchard_kim at yahoo dot com

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  105. I heart her store on Etsy. My username is kdb554.
    burchard_kim at yahoo dot com

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  106. I follow her blog.
    burchard_kim at yahoo dot com

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  107. I like her on FB.
    burchard_kim at yahoo dot com

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  108. I like the Delicous Cupcake print. It would be perfect for our kitchen. :)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  109. I like "Do Small Things With Great Love

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  110. My fave is the Take time to do the things that Make your Heart Smile. What a great reminder each day!

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  111. I hearted them...etsy name is smalltownstitcher

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  112. super hard choice to choose one, i love so many! i would have to say this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67333973/do-small-things-with-great-love-art

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  113. added to my favs- staycelyne is my UN
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  114. i follow her blog on gfc

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  115. i like her on facebook stacy lynn b h
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  116. i follow her on twitter @organicmommyluv
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  117. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/organicmommyluv/status/42414925502611456

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  118. So in love with these prints - I feel better having just looked at her store! I think my favorite is "Good Morning Sunshine"!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    (buckeye7081@gmail.com)

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  119. I added her shop to my favs (id: fauvette) Thanks!

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  120. Now following the UUPP blog! Thanks!

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  121. I like Carrie Hartman on Facebook (Amanda Davis) Thanks!

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  122. Following @UUPPstore on Twitter (@amandapersists) Thanks!

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  123. Here's me tweet:
    http://twitter.com/amandapersists/status/42474060122292224

    Thanks again!
    (buckeye7081@gmail.com)

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  124. The Mr. Darcy Quote.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  125. I heart on etsy (VioletShadows)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  126. I like the Live Love Garden sign.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  127. I heart UUPP on etsy: lemontart5
    Thanks, karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  128. I follow Carrie's blog via GFC.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  129. I love the Anne Frank quote print

    Amber.d.720@gmail.com

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  130. Cute stuff!
    My fave is the Set Yourself Free print
    beth (at) kemp (dot) it

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  131. I also added the shop to my etsy faves (eb63)
    Thanks!

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  133. hard to decide my favorite. I like the one that says Home is where your story begins and the style of the You are simply divine.
    yanuzo@hotmail.com

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  134. I added shop to favorites. hipposcmm
    yanuzo@hotmail.com

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  135. Wow. Very cool stuff. I LOVE the Julia Child butter quote :-) and the customized house. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  136. Follow her blog joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  137. Hearted the UUPP shop under my name joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  138. I love this print-->http://www.etsy.com/listing/64739888/welcome-to-our-cabin-art-print

    rosiebud63(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  139. I love the Mr. Darcy print!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  140. it's hard to chose ONE favorite..but I think I'd go with the set yourself free print!

    marche_love at hotmail dot com

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  141. I hearted UUPP as marchelove

    marche_love at hotmail dot com

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  142. following Carrie's blog!

    marche_love at hotmail dot com

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  143. following UUPP on facebook :)

    marche_love at hotmail dot com

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  144. following UUPP on twitter as well :)

    marche_love at hotmail dot com

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  145. tweeted about the giveaway!
    @hunnybunny727

    marche_love at hotmail dot com

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  146. Do Small Things With Great Love - favorite!

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  147. Added UUPP as a favorite shop - PaintMeAPicture

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  148. I love the Good Morning Sunshine one. Adorableeee

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  149. I love the Julia Child afraid of butter print
    jesage@asu.edu

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  150. hearted uupp on etsy
    smthngoldsmthngblue
    jesage@asu.edu

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  151. GFC follow Carrie's blog
    jessica sage
    jesage@asu.edu

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  152. follow uupp on facebook
    Jessica Sage
    jesage@asu.edu

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  153. follow uupp on twitter
    JessicaSage22
    jesage@asu.edu

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