Thursday, October 13, 2011

a giveaway with the amazing allisa jacobs!


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she's one of a kind, that allisa jacobs.
talented artist. 
thoughtful entrepreneur.
creative-power-house. 
inspiring mom & blogger.
all-around wonderful soul.
and now, add lauded author to the accolades!

i've been a longtime fan of allisa's beautiful handiwork. her handmade clutches, cosmetic bags & zipper pouches  shop is filled with beautiful works made with beautiful fabrics. and allisa's heartfelt blog is a welcoming & wonderful place where insight pairs with inspiration; where ideas, creative problem solving & behind-the-scenes peeks at the ups & downs of being an entrepreneur are met with allisa's charming wit, wisdom & intellect.

and i'm also just plain a fan of allisa.
that's why i know you'll just adore her wonderful new e-book: rise and shine : creating your path in a handmade world. (purchase a copy here for just $10}   . as allisa writes: it's an e-book that aims to help creative entrepreneurs grasp their spark and build a successful brand. it separates itself from others by focusing on empowering creative people to find their own authentic path in the world. 

wonderful! i know rise & shine will bring you the perfect blend of inspiration, insight & information to help you find YOUR creative path! 
{ read on to see how you can WIN one!}

allisa jacobs
handmade shop | blog twitter | facebook

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and lucky us... one rikrak studio reader will WIN this amazing allisa jacobs prize pack! you'll WIN an allisa jacobs original cosmetic bag in vintage yellow with a grey poppy flower brooch AND your very own digital copy of the new e-book Rise & Shine. the package is valued at $35!






:: PLEASE NOTE ::  
each entry must be its own comment.
thanks!


1. visit the beautiful allisa jacobs shop on etsy.
tell us what your favourite item is.
=   1 entry

2. heart/fave the allisa jacobs shop on etsy.
...  & tell us.
=   1 entry


3. tell us what YOU feel is the biggest obstacle in building a creative business.
= 1 entry 
4. follow BOTH allisa { she's @allisajacobs } AND the rikrak shop (that's me! @therikrakshop )  on twitter
... & tell us.
= 1 entry


5. become a friend/ like allisa jacobs on facebook.
...  & tell us.
=   1 entry


6. tweet on twitter
... about this giveaway and come back here and tell us! be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! 
= 1 entry
7. subscribe to the allisa jacobs newsletter
... & tell us.
= 1 entry


... & tell us.

you can become a google friend connect *follower* by clicking "follow" on the top left of the blog home page OR subscribe via email or *reader* on the left hand column.
= 1 entry


9. blog about this giveaway
... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry


10. grab one of my rikrak studio buttons,
like this one from the left hand sidebar, for YOUR BLOG!


the rikrak studio



the rikrak studio


and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above  onto your blog sidebar! thanks! }

11. :: PLEASE NOTE ::
each entry must be its own comment.
thanks! ::


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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 10 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as its own comment. thanks!

c) using random.org, 1 winner of the allisa jacobs giveaway will be chosen on 
friday, october 21st @ 11pm 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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249 comments:

  1. Love the Wood Handle Handbag Purse - Brown Chambray with Purple Poppy Brooch!

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  2. in my favorites at Shana's Shop on etsy

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  3. in my favorites on Words For You on etsy

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  4. my biggest obstacle in my online shops is getting the word out and advertising.

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  5. follow both of you on twitter (@ShanasShop)

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  6. i have your button on the side bar of my blog

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  7. I adore the Clutch Purse - Aqua Chevron with Gray Flower Brooch!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  8. GFC follower of your blog

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  9. Put your button on my blog http://the-giveaway-garden.blogspot.com/

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  10. I feel the biggest obstacle in a creative business is constantly coming out with new things to keep customers coming back and happy!

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  11. I love the simple solid colored clutches with solid color rosettes

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  12. My favorite item in her store is the Clutch Purse in Geometric Stripe with Rose Poppy Pin Brooch! It's adorable!

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  13. I think one of the biggest obstacles in a creative business is to break even...without underpricing your crafts for your time or "overpricing" to most of the world.

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  14. My favorite is the Wood Handle Handbag Purse - Brown Chambray with Yellow Poppy Brooch and Interior Zipper Pocket!

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  15. I hearted her shop as Calliandras!

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  16. I follow both you ad Allisa via twitter as Calliandras.

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  17. I follow your blog!

    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

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  18. Love the Navy Geometric Herringbone with Pink Peony clutch!

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  19. My favorite is the butterfly organizer portfolio!

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  20. The biggest obstacle is getting people to your shop.

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  21. I follow you both on twitter. @ElfRenee

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  22. The Navy Herringbone with peony clutch is my favourite.

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  23. I like Zipper Pouch Cosmetic Bag - Navy Herringbone with Fuchsia Flower: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74267797/zipper-pouch-cosmetic-bag-navy

    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I added allisajacobs to my favorites on Etsy: MelissaLulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Th biggest obstacle is pricing. How expensive should be an item to be competitive?
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I follow both @allisajacobs and @therikrakshop on Twitter: @LuluFleg
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. i like Allisa Jacobs on Facebook: Olesia Flegka
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/124745184046088192
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I follow you on GFC: Lulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Your button is already on my sidebar:
    greeklulu.blogspot.com
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. My favorite is the List Organizer in the Red Apple fabric. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  32. Pricing the products is the major obstacle for me.
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  33. I follow both you and Allisa on twitter
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  34. I like Allisa on facebook.
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  35. I follow the rikrak studio blog
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  36. I'm a subscriber to the allisa jacobs newsletter
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  37. My favourite item is the Aqua Chevron with Gray Flower Clutch Purse - I love that blue!
    sandra0silverio at gmail.com

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  38. Allisa already is in my favourites for Etsy
    sandra0silverio at gmail.com

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  39. One of my biggest challenges is ensuring that pricing is both fair for my customers and compensating for me.
    sandra0silverio at gmail.com

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  40. I´m a fan on Facebook!
    sandra0silverio at gmail.com

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  41. Newsletter is subscribed!
    sandra0silverio at gmail.com

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  42. I RSS your blog and love it!
    sandra0silverio at gmail.com

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  43. I love the List Taker Organizer Portfolio - Natural Butterfly
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  44. My favourite item from l allisa jacobs shop on etsy is "Zipper Pouch Cosmetic Bag - Pink Chevron Stripe" :)

    Francesca
    francivusk at hotmail dot it

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  45. I follow you via GFC.

    Francesca
    francivusk at hotmail dot it

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  46. I liked Allisa Jacobs' page on FB as Francesca Giveaway.

    Francesca
    francivusk at hotmail dot it

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  47. I like the Kiss Lock Frame Purses.

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  48. I follow you both on Twitter.

    April_Pinkchip

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  49. My favorite item in the shop is the Purse with Kisslock Frame in Momo Spring Garden - Cream.
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  50. I hearted Shana's shop on Etsy, Etsy name: Halochanel
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  51. I think the biggest obstacle in my online shops would be advertising and getting your name out there, I think Social Networking is great for that.
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  52. I'm following you both on twitter, I'm @WrightWin
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  53. I liked Allisa Jacobs on Facebook (Kimberly Fine Wright)
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  54. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/WrightWin/status/124904426057105408
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  55. subscribed tp monthly newsletter
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  56. follow in my google reader - Kimberly W
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  57. wrote a blog post
    http://welcometothefabfactory.blogspot.com/2011/10/one-rikrak-studio-reader-will-win-this.html
    halochanel at gmail dot com

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  58. Great shop!
    Great give-away!
    I love Alisa's Wood handle handbag!

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  59. I heartedg Alisa's beautiful shop!

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  60. love the Clutch Purse in Geometric Stripe with Rose Poppy Pin Brooch

    jamieadkins@mail.com

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  61. hearted her shop.
    jamieadkins@mail.com

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  62. biggest obstacle is having an original product that stands out.
    jamieadkins@mail.com

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  63. I like the Handbag with Kisslock Purse Frame - Smoke and Amethyst Floral

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  64. Store added to my faves I'm frellathon

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  65. I love the bag with the plum poppy and wooden handle!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  66. I like Grey Wool with Smoky Pink Flower Bag.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Visited the beautiful allisa jacobs shop on etsy. My favourite item is the Handbag Purse with Wood Handle -Pink Geometric Stripe with Pink Poppy Brooch and Interior Zipper Pocket

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  68. I hearted her lovely shop, as deboro

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  69. I follow Allisa in Facebook, as Despina Vnt


    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  70. In my country, Greece, I'd say the biggest obstacle is that they kill all young people's and especially creative people's dreams...


    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  71. My favorite item is the Handbag Purse with Wood Handle -Pink Geometric Stripe with Interior Zipper Pocket
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  72. hearted the allisa jacobs shop on etsy
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  73. following both of you on twitter
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  74. liked allisa jacobs on facebook
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  75. subscribed to the allisa jacobs newsletter
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  76. following the rikrak studio blog via gfc
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  77. I think the biggest obstacle would be getting the word out about the products
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  78. I love the Clutch Purse - Chartreuse Leaves with Gray Flower Brooch!!!

    lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

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  79. I hearted her shop :)

    lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

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  80. I think the biggest obstacle would be getting the word out and having enough product to start!

    lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

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  81. Love the Momo clutch
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61186218/

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  82. Favorited the shop as AllieAdornments

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  83. Following both rikrak & allisa on Twitter as @alliesadornment

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  84. i love Clutch Purse - Momo Garden with Red Poppy Brooch

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  85. hearted etsy shop!

    name: FatimaGill.

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  86. GFC: fatema

    email: fatimagill@live.com

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  87. I love the shopping list organizers!!

    snthierry[at]gmail[dot]com

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  88. My fav(besides the giveaway bag) is the clutch GingerButter w/lime green poppy, I love it!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  89. MoonRae hearted Allisa Jacobs' shop on etsy

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. My biggest obstacle is photography!! and to be honest,I'd rather spend money on tools and supplies, not computers and cameras.....I realize they are also "tools" of a sort,but it is a problem with me

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. @SharonSiqueiros follows both of you on twitter

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. Sharon Siqueiros likes Allisa Jacobs on FB

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. I subscribe to Allisa's newsletter

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. I subscribe to your blog via email

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. GFC follower MoonRae

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  96. This just one of my favourite items in Allisa's shop,
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69747265/list-organizer-aqua-herringbone-without

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  97. I have the rikrak button on my blog.

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  98. The biggest obstacle I have with my online shop is trying to find the best places to advertise and reach my target audience.

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  99. I really like the colors of the Zipper Pouch Cosmetic Bag - Lime Poppy Garden LARGE with Handmade Flower Brooch. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  100. I love the purple ombre dot purse.

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  101. I hearted the shop as FrancescaElena.

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  102. I think the biggest obstacle can be yourself: not having enough confidence in your abilities or product.

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  103. I like Allisa Jacobs on Facebook as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

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  104. Favorite item would have to be the Hoop Handbag Purse - Moss and Fuschia. Love the shape and pattern!

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  105. I'm a GFC follower of the RikRak Studio!

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  106. My favorite item: Handbag purse w/ wooden handles in ochre, w/ purple poppy. I need a new purse, and this one would be perfect! So classy, yet fun and hip.

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  107. My favorite item is the Handbag Purse with Wood Handle - Plum Ombre Dot with Interior Zipper Pocket.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  108. hearted the shop- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  109. following your blog via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  110. following you both on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  111. The biggest obstacle for me is marketing myself.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  112. Biggest obstacle is 3-fold:

    1) lack of capital
    2) lack of a DETAILED plans with actual steps to completion (taking it from the big idea, to actually being able to produce it)
    3)Creativity! ;-)

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  113. Following both of you on Twitter

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  114. Tweeted about the giveaway, but misunderstood, and did not @ you; here is the link to my tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/SisterDiaries/status/125754647951577088

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  115. Subscribed to the Alissa Jacobs newsletter! :-)

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  116. This is not an entry, but rather, my email: mimosastars {at} gmail {dot} com

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  117. i love the "Clutch in Mint Coral Leaf"
    my email: andnowitslight at gmail dot com

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  118. i added the shop to my favorites! (username: obstacle, email: andnowitslight at gmail dot com)

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  119. i liked allisa jacobs on facebook (account: Laura Carta, email: andnowitslight at gmail dot com)

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  120. I ma following both of you through Google.

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  121. I think the hardest thing is having enough inventory to start.

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  122. Such a hard choice to decide my fav. ~ so many lovely choices! Handbag Purse with Wood Handle - Tangerine Floral Block has my vote though :)

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  123. Her shop already has one of my hearts :)

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  124. I already follow Alisa on twitter, now I'm following the rikrak shop as well :)

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  125. Lovely giveaway.....love her geometric stripe clutch!

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  126. I think the biggest obstacle to owning a handmade business is copycatting and competition...both are big issues for me right now

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  127. my favorite is the tangerine floral block with gray poppy brooch..so cute
    melissa t

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  128. i "like" allisa on facebook

    melissa t

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  129. my favorite is the clutch purse aqua chevron with gray flower

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  130. Love this clutch:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/83041888/clutch-purse-in-geometric-stripe-with

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  131. Heart Allisa's shop as DomumVindemia.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  132. Follow you both on Twitter as dspdavey.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  133. I think the biggest obstacle in building a creative business is making yourself known through PR or other advertising means.

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  134. I like the Navy Geometric Herringbone with Pink Peony clutch!

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  135. Added her shop to my favorite!

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  136. Tweeted here - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/126238478638915584

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  137. I follow both of you on twitter via profile @hueisei

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  138. http://www.etsy.com/listing/83041888/clutch-purse-in-geometric-stripe-with

    i adore this purse!

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  139. I've hearted the shop as gabrile87/eugenia

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  140. i am moi eugenia on facebook, i liked her page

    my email: bohemian_sin@yahoo.com

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  141. My lovely item http://www.etsy.com/listing/73810249/zipper-pouch-cosmetic-bag-lime-poppy

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  142. I hearted her etsy shop as Olena SunshineFelt
    lakizka(at)yandex.ru

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  143. i love Clutch Purse- Gray Wool with Smoky Pink Poppy Brooch (limited edition)!

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  144. the biggest obstacle in building a creative business is trying to get a low priced quality product when you have to get your materials in actually, not so low prices. most people go for good quality with good price items.

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  145. followed allisajacobs on twitter.

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  146. followed therikrakshop on twitter.

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  147. liked you on fb.
    einraal otomo
    http://facebook.com/hikari.otomo

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  148. subscribed to the allisa jacobs newsletter.

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  149. lovely giveaway!
    laarnie otomo
    taka(dot)tara(dot)hikari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  150. LOVE the List Organizer in Aqua Herringbone!

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  151. In my favorites at decoraddict on Etsy!

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  152. i'm now following allisa on twitter!

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  153. i've liked Allisa on Facebook! (under Trina Romanchuk Brandon)

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  154. I love the red floral poppy clutch. I also am a huge fan of the shopping list organizers! As a college student, I use coupons ALL the time.


    Cerena-Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  155. I follow both of you on twitter!

    @cerenaleigh


    Cerena-Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  156. I follow your blog on blogger.


    Cerena-Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  157. The biggest obstacle has to be promoting your shop. I find that wearing some of my jewelery from my etsy out during the day, I get many people telling me they love my necklace. I'm able to give them my business card and have gotten sales that way. You have to get your name out there. That's the biggest obstacle.


    Cerena-Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  158. My fave is the Clutch Purse in Geometric Stripe with Rose Poppy Pin Brooch.
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  159. I heart/fave the allisa jacobs shop on etsy
    (katfries)
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  160. I like allisa jacobs on facebook.
    (Katrina Fries)
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  161. In my opinion the biggest obstacle in running a creative business is the "paperwork" involved!
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  162. My favorite item in the shop is the Clutch in Mint Coral Leaf.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  163. In my favorites on Etsy as goldiez.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  164. My biggest obstacle in a business is to be "creative and inspired" with the PR!
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  165. Follow you both on twitter @goldiez.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  166. like allisa jacobs on facebook as Diana Z.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  167. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/goldiez/status/127205573769965568
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  168. Subscribe to your newsletter.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  169. Following your blog.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  170. like the shopping list take organizer in aubergine blooms
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  171. heart my fav on etsy
    skipthelaundry
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  172. biggest obstacle is being unique and staying true to oneself in your designs
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  173. follow both on twitter
    skipthelaundry
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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  174. like allisa on fb
    amber jackson porter
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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