Tuesday, June 29, 2010

giveaway & greatest hits: with red marionette





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bright & sunny!
zany & funny !

the red marionette boutique promises to tickle-you-pink (and red and blue and orange!) with what i would happily deem cute cute cute!

delight to the senses, Kelli's red marionette is a favourite of many, who love her whimsical, vivid, ear-to-ear grin-worthy toys, plushies and decor! and read on to see how you can WIN a prize pack from her amazing shop! (it'll be a challenge for the lucky winner to decide how to spend that funfun gift certificate: adorable felt cuties, a wreath? a fabulous tree skirt? cute cute ornaments? a sweet little toothy-grinned pillow? love love love!)

so visit the red marionette shop.
the red marionette blog. and follow her on twitter and facebook.

and scroll down to see 4 things that inspire this creative powerhouse!







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what inspires you artistically & creatively? what would those inspirations look like visually? in this fun series, (please see the others here) ... i’ve invited some wonderful artists to share with us 4 images of inspiration in their artistic life, something of an interview in images! the guidelines were basically this: choose 4 visuals (something like your creative-stimuli *greatest hits!*) that you feel most inspires & expresses your art or craft today. for some, it might be a person, place or thing; a material; a pattern; a colour; a sound or song, etc. it might be a photograph, a drawing, a scan, etc. i’ve tried to leave it a bit open-ended so that we might better glimpse into these artists' motivations and their amazing, raw talent! today i’m delighted to present the next in the series : greatest hits with Red Marionette!






#1 – Home Décor.

Because I obsess about home décor. I love browsing through color combinations and textures and patterns that people mix and match. Especially for my wreaths I love the visual assault of color and texture. image

#2 – Vintage Christmas Cards.

Because I have quite the collection of very old Christmas cards that I pull from for inspiration. The smell, feel, sense memory that we all have from our childhood inspires me to keep the vintage feel. I want to make something you can treasure for years or reminds you of things from your childhood with a slightly modern spin. image


#3 – The Circus.

Because even my tent for shows is Circus Inspired! I find the flashy colors and basic shapes to be very appealing. Utilizing whimsy and fun is a requirement for me! image

#4 – Funny Animals

Because I love the little personalities each animal has. And I love even more the quirks that each person has! I try to put that into all of my creations and their descriptions. image

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wonderful.

thanks so much for sharing some of your beautiful inspirations with us, nicey!


now... one LUCKY rikrak studio reader will WIN: one Steve the Cat – Felt Pocket Animal AND a $30.00 Gift Certificate for anything in the store!



Kelli writes about the prize pack: Steve loves hiding in bushes and pouncing on unsuspecting passerby's. The distinct call of "HiiiiiYAH!" normally followed by the feeling of something fuzzy tackling your calf is his signature move.

He is wonderful at keeping secrets and loves to play spy! He has a grand time keeping things in his belly for you. Steve can be used as a tooth monster (It should be tooth fairy, but he doesn't like to think of himself as a fairy) A gift card holder, a secret keeper or just a cuddly friend. He also is very skilled at keeping away things that go bump in the night as he is always watching and never needs to sleep!

Also included will be a $30.00 Gift Certificate to anything in the store!


1. go visit the lovely Red Marionette Shop.

... take a look thru her items for sale & come back and tell us about your favourite goodie & why you love it!
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1 entry

2. follow the Red Marionette Blog
... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry

3. head back to the Red Marionette Blog & leave a comment on one of her great posts!

... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry


4. follow Red Marionette and the rikrak shop on twitter.
(she's http://twitter.com/redmarionette
& i'm http://twitter.com/therikrakshop) .
come back here and tell us!
= 1 entry.


5. tweet on twitter
about this giveaway and come back here and tell us! please be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! :)
= 1 entry.


6. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
and leave me a comment here telling us that you do!
= 1 more possible entry.


7. friend the Red Marionette on facebook.

= 1 more possible entry

8. do a
blog post about this giveaway
come back and tell us!
= 1 more possible entry

9. :: PLEASE NOTE:
each entry must be it's own comment.
thanks! ::

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:: RULES ::

a) it is possible to have a maximum of 8 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) using random.org, 1 winner of the Red Marionette giveaway will be chosen on wednesday july 7th @ 9pm EST.
d) open to contestants worldwide.
e) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

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yay to cute!
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181 comments:

  1. I love the Nester pouch!

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  2. Clara the Owl - Felt Stuffed Animal
    is super sweet! Why do I like her store?? All these sweet toys and items make me feel good and makes me smile.

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  3. Such a sweet shop!
    I love Beauregard the Owl, and everything else too.

    Thanks!
    upinthesky1244@yahoo.com

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  4. I'm already a blog follower, since I love her work! (Brandy StarShine)

    thestarshineshoppe(at)yahoo.com

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  5. I also posted recently on her blog about the Halloween tree project. :)

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  6. I'm following both of you on twitter (StarShineShoppe).

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  7. I really can't pick one favorite, since her shop is one of my very favorites on Etsy. In fact, I just listed Red Marionette as one of my favorites on a thread about shops with great photos and products! http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6559297&page=6

    Since I can't pick just one, a few of my favorites are:

    This purple octopus http://www.etsy.com/listing/29646762/sale-clara-the-purple-octopus-gift-card

    The confetti family owl wreath http://www.etsy.com/listing/44972215/confetti-family-art-wreath

    This blue and green owl wreath http://www.etsy.com/listing/36764324/blue-and-green-christmas-holiday-wreath

    Owls and octopi are my favorite animals and I love bright colors, so I'm madly in love with just about everything!

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  8. I'm already one of her facebook fans- that's how I found out about the giveaway!

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  9. And finally, just blogged it!

    http://starshineshoppe.blogspot.com/2010/06/another-great-giveaway-from-red.html

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  10. I can't choose one fav - but I love the pocket monsters. Perfect for lost kiddie teeth! I'm torn between Antonio, Sally the swamp monster, and doug the monster (if his mouth opens). Love them all! Great work!

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  11. I would love to have Stephanie the Octopus, Ned the Moose and Jared the Jackalope ornaments for me christmas tree, they're so seasonal!

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  12. I follow Rikrak on google reader.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  13. I love Mr. Snuggledoodles the Cat - Yellow Tote!

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  14. Let it Snow - Winter Wreath - is my fave so far on her Etsy shop!

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  15. I follow Red Marionettes Blog!

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  16. I follow Red Marionette Facebook!

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  17. on Red Marionettes blog I love the post about the Halloween tree - it is a great piece and I really like the style, also it is fun to see what other mediums these brilliant artists dabble in

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  18. I retweeted the blog and hope you much success!! this is a great blog and I really enjoyed my time here - thank you :)

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  19. Is Eleanor new? I love her, she's my fave!

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  20. I commented on the Red Marionette blog.

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  21. I'm a friend of Red marionette on FB... I totally stalk Kelli!

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  22. I do really like the stuffed owls but my favourite is the parrot: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48037168/jack-the-parrot-felt-ornament

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  23. I forgot to tell you why I like it - I like the colours (bright primary colours) and I think it would appeal to kids. I also like how it is unmistakeably a parrot!

    I am also now following your blog, red marionette.

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  24. I posted some names to your name request blog entry! I think that's a great idea!

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  25. I retweeted your post about this giveaway, rikrak.

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  26. I LOVE all the cat ornaments and the names she has given them!

    Mr Snuggledoodles, Mr Buttersworthington

    Just TOO cute :)
    SheilaC

    shecarita at yahoo dot com

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  27. I left a message on Red Marionettes blog!

    SHeilaC

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  28. I have 2 favorites Ned the Moose and William the Whale. They're both too cute and full of personality.

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  29. I've tweeted about this fab giveaway.

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  30. Pick a fave?! Seriously?! I*love * it all, especially the owls. If I have to choose one thing I'll pick the Joe the Owl - Vintage Green Fabric Pouch. :)

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  31. I am now following the Red Marionette blog.

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  32. I left a comment on the Red Marionette blog.

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  33. I am a follower of the RikRak Studio blog.

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  34. i follow Red marionette


    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  35. i follow rikrak studio


    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  36. i commont on her lovely blog...

    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  37. i dont know if my first commont got in..so i try again..

    i love this one

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/26080220/timothy-the-owl-green-upcyled-bed-linen

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  38. I love the 'Bob the Owl - Upcycled Linen Pouch'! The design is just so cute and I love the fabric used. ^_^

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  39. I subscribe to the rikrak studio blog via email! c:

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  40. What a cute shop! I love this bunny wreath, http://www.etsy.com/listing/39673147/bunnies-lay-eggs-summer-wreath, it is so cute it just makes me smile! Thanks!

    luv2have at gmail dot com

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  41. I follow and subscribe to the Rikrak blog, yay!

    luv2have at gmail dot com

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  42. LOVE her "O Christmas Tree" tree skirt! The little balls on the end are awesome (I am a bit obsessed and put them on curtains everywhere!) SO cute and kids would love it too!

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  43. i pretty much love everything she makes - so hard to choose. I am now following her blog :) glad i found it!

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  44. i'm also flollowing her on twitter now :)

    @leeleykeel

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  45. following you both on twitter!

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  46. I love Phineas the Owl! He would look so cute hanging in my kitchen.

    xmaswoman at hotmail dot com

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  47. I am a follower! Thanks!

    xmaswoman at hotmail dot com

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  48. I am a Red Marionette facebook friend!

    xmaswoman at hotmail dot com

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  49. Such adorable whimsical things!! I love the Christmas tree skirts!!

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  50. I love everything in her shop!

    Maybe Clara the Owl most of all!!!!!!!! So cute.

    Fingers crossed,
    Jane

    1771janelowry@gmail.com

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  51. I get this Blog by email everyday!

    Fingers crossed,
    Jane

    1771janelowry@gmail.com

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  52. The "William the Whale" Felt Brooch would be a super-cute way to "spice up" my black and white winter coat. He makes me smile!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. I love the Baby Snake Brooch! Cute!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  54. I commented on the http://redmarionette.blogspot.com/2010/06/red-marionette-giveaway-hosted-by.html post on Red Marionette

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  55. I also follow Red Marionette now as well

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  56. And I follow your cute blog on GFC as well!

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  57. I love the Butch the Bunny finger puppet!

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  58. I love Winston the Whale because he looks so shy and sweet!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  59. I like the Poppies Abstract clutch! Cute!

    5mccombies at gmail dot com

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  60. Liv the Owl, so cute! My daughter would love playing with her!

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  61. I like the Joe the Owl - Vintage Green Fabric Pouch.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  62. I love Hamilton the monster!

    :)

    Lnordquist@live.com

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  63. I am a follower of the blog!

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  64. I love the Woodland Christmas wreath with Ned the Moose. It's a pretty wreath by itself, but then... yep, there's Ned staring at you with those big eyes. :D

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  65. I liked Sheldon, Bess, & Ryan the owl. I ws hoping to see some cute elephant decor in your store as well. cindyhinckley at msn

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  66. My favorite item : http://www.etsy.com/listing/40806659/eugene-the-panda-felt-ornament

    Alix.S[@]live.fr

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  67. I'm a follower ( Wolf)
    Alix.S[@]live.fr

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  68. I like Gunter the Monster - Felt Pocket Monster.

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

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/21171891/sarah-the-monster-felt-pocket-monster

    i adore this girl!

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

    I commented!

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  71. I love the Jared the Jackalope ornament, 'cuz who doesn't love a jackalope?!

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  72. following the red marionette blog via rss!

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  73. following you both on twitter! @kalynlord

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  74. blogged about it: http://spitsandgigglesblog.com/?p=229

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  75. I adore Sleepy Violet the Owl - I love owls and anything purple! Thanks so much for an incredible giveaway!

    ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  76. I commented on Red Marionette's post about teal!

    ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  77. I am a Rikrak follower!


    ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  78. My favorite item is the Bess the Owl wall art! All the owls in Red Marionette are SO ADORABLE and I love owls! Also, the fabric behind the owl on this piece of art is really beautiful!
    ms.johnsonmahs at gmail dot com

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  79. I subscribe to the rikrak blog via Google Reader!
    ms.johnsonmahs at gmail dot com

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  80. My favorite is Gunter the Monster - I love his silly facial expression.

    anja.lju at gmail dot com

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  81. I love this owl pouch!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/25484196/dennis-the-owl-upcycled-cotton-fabric

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  82. I definetely love: Beatrix the Owl - Polka Dot Pouch.
    Afterall, it's in the Name, right?!

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  83. Oh my! I went straightaway and liked you on facebook! Such a darling shop!

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  84. I adore, ADORE the every single wreath! The little creatures are just so dang cute! Love it!

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  85. My favourite item is the Confetti Family - Art Wreath.

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  86. Following Red Marionette and already follow you on Twitter. @myshewasyare

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  87. Tweeted. http://twitter.com/myshewasyare/statuses/17461104072

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  88. Love the Andy the Fox - Upcycled Fabric Pouch!

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  89. Following on twitter as RogueMagnoliaNZ!

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  90. Love the Violet the Sleepy Owl - Felt Ornament. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Commented on her Pooty Monster post.

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  92. Follow you both on twitter @omydarlingblog

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  93. I love willis the baby bear felt brooch!!

    mrunamistry at gmail dot com

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  94. I follow the rikrak studio blog!

    mrunamistry at gmail dot com

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  95. I follow the red marionette blog!

    mrunamistry at gmail dot com

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  96. I commented on red marionette blog post!

    http://redmarionette.blogspot.com/2010/06/red-marionette-giveaway-hosted-by.html

    mrunamistry at gmail dot com

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  97. I love this
    Liv the Owl - Felt Stuffed Animal

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  98. I follow both of you on twitter

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  99. what an amazing giveaway

    I love Jared
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47284040/jared-the-jackalope-felt-ornament

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  100. I love her shop, but I immediately fell in total love with the chicken. The chicken!!

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  101. I already follow on twitter @feltmeupdesigns

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  102. and I retweeted andtweeted a comment on twitter about the comp

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  103. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sally the Swamp Monster, she'd sit perfectly on the couch guarding the remote control LOL

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  104. I'm following the Red Marionette blog

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  105. I've posted on Kellis blog on her "Personal Project - Halloween Tree Sculpture" post

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  106. I'm following the Rikrak studio blog :)

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  107. I've friended Red Marionette on Facebook

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  108. I love the Bobby Joe, Bobby Ray and Bobby Steve - Art Print Card. So cute!

    Thank you.

    samandsassy AT gmail DOT com

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  109. Oh gosh, I adore so many items! But I have to stay faithful to my obsession with blue owls and pick Clara and Jerry the Baby Owl as my favorites! They are adorable and make me smile instantly!

    Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  110. I'm following RedMarionette and therikrakshop on Twitter @amandapersists - Thanks again!

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  111. I also liked Red Marionette on Facebook (Amanda Davis) Thanks again!!

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  112. I love the Lawrence the Sqirrel pouch. So cute!

    blancetcaramel@gmail.com

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  113. My favorite item is Garth the Raccoon beacause he is cute !

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  114. I'm a follower of the Red Marionette Blog

    hindandhare [at] hotmail [dot] fr

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  115. I left a comment on the Red Marionette Blog

    hindandhare [at] hotmail [dot] fr

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  116. I left on comment on her blog!

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  117. I am following you both on twitter!

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  118. I added the Red Marionette on Facebook.

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  119. I love the confetti family art wreath!

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  120. I tweeted about it!
    YellowElm
    great giveaway on @therikrakshop ! http://rikrakstudio.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-greatest-hits-with-red.html Check it out!

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  121. The shop is full of beauties, but I particularly like Sherman the sheep :)

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  122. oh my email address is yell@yellowelm.com

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  123. I like the
    Clara the Owl - Felt Stuffed Animal.
    jswandrn at gmail

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  124. I am fond of this wreath: http://www.etsy.com/listing/35726707/green-christmas-holiday-wreath one owl for me, and one for my fiance'

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  125. Followed her blog (got an error message when trying to tell you this the first time, so forgive me if this is here twice).

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  126. I tweet-ed, facebook-ed, blogg-ed, any and all of her owls are my very favorite. Stella and the polk dot pouch is too cute for words, so i will stop there:)

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  127. I follow the Red Marionette Blog - that's how I found this giveaway! ;)

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  128. It's so hard to choose! I really love Timothy the Owl Cotton Pouch because he's just so adorable and reminds me of my daughter the way he's looking all over the place. lol The pouch would be great for using to bring little baby stuff with us.

    I also love all of the plushies. Squee! :)

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  129. following both of you on Twitter. @barefootprairie

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  130. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/barefootprairie/status/17766959600

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  131. I commented on RedMarionette's name post

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  132. following Red Marionette on Facebook

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  133. I love the
    Joe the Owl - Vintage Green Fabric Pouch
    why? because i always have a thing for owls, and my favorite color is green :)

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  134. I followed her blog. :)

    cellaslineup@yahoo.com

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  135. I followed you both in twitter @CellaMarcellina


    cellaslineup@yahoo.com

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  136. I left a comment in her blog too :)

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  137. I tweeted. @cellamarcellina


    cellaslineup@yahoo.com

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  138. i added in facebook. with Marcellina Felicia .


    cellaslineup@yahoo.com

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  139. Okay, I'm having a hard time handling HOW FREAKING CUTE this store is!!

    I LOVE Shirley & Clara the Owls wall art - so adorable!!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  140. I follow the Red Marionette blog!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  141. I left a comment on her most recent post about being featured in the Better Homes & Gardens mag! How incredible!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  142. I follow your blog!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  143. I follow you both on twitter!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com
    twitter > @Ooooh_Shiny

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  144. I love Beatrix the owl's pouch. it's just awesome that she spends her time trying to make fake blood! lol!

    expectfaith@yahoo.com

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  145. I like red marionette on facebook as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  146. I follow rikrak studio on GFC as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  147. I’m following you both on twitter as JennyBolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  148. I commented on the Conrad the spikey monster post on red marionettes blog!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  149. I follow the red marionette blog as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  150. This shop is too adorable! I love all the ornaments, but my favorite has to be the tree skirts – I like the green Christmas holiday tree skirt best!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  151. I blogged about the giveaway!

    http://barefootprairie.blogspot.com/2010/07/red-marionette-giveaway-at-rickrack.html

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  152. I'm a follower of the Red Marionette blog (Kelli Lee)!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  153. My favorite item is the Phineas the Owl - Fabric Wall Art. Thanks for the chance to win!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  154. I'm a follower of the rikrak studio (Kelli Lee)!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  155. I follow the Red Marionette Blog

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  156. I love- http://www.etsy.com/listing/41985982/beth-and-baby-beth-the-bunnies-felt

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  157. I follow Red Marionette and the rikrak shop on twitter.

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  158. I left a comment on one of her posts about her new mobiles!

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  159. I friended the Red Marionette on facebook.

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  160. I follow the rikrak studio blog!

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!