Tuesday, January 13, 2009

smock

This giveaway is now closed with 192 comments. Thanks to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ LuAnn G!

Here is a stationery company that is absolutely fabulous. Their name is smock. Here is what makes smock stand out from the rest. They are proud to be the first print shop in the United States that offers printing on luxurious bamboo paper. This is an eco-friendly company that provides beautiful announcements, invitations and cards.


Here are some great facts about smock:
  • They only use vegetable-oil based and low-Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) inks.
  • They use recycled packaging materials and reuse packing materials and corrugated that their vendors send them.
  • They are entirely wind-powered through Native Energy.
  • They donate surplus paper and envelopes once a year to local public schools.
  • They reuse paper scraps for office notes.
  • Their retail packaging is biodegradable, tree-free, and petroleum-free.
  • They package their custom work in keepsake boxes made in Syracuse from 100% post-consumer recycled materials.
  • They use pesticide-free bamboo to make their paper and envelopes because bamboo is truly sustainable.
  • They donate 1% of their sales to environmental causes.
And that's just some of the things they do! Geez, who wouldn't love this company!
I received a sample invitation and a derby card. They were simply breathtaking. Bamboo really does make the prettiest paper. It's thick and very luxurious. Their work is letterpressed to perfection. I am thoroughly impressed with their products and what they do for our environment. It's so nice to find companies who care. Beautiful products from a beautiful company. How lovely...
smock would like to offer one lucky reader a set of cards. Your choice of design! Now you will get to see how gorgeous their work is. How exciting!
To enter this sweet GIVEAWAY, please tell me which set you would love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.
For more entries, you can:
  • Subscribe to my blog via email or to my posts via feed (located on the right hand side of this blog) and let me know you did - be the first to know about these fantastic giveaways!
  • Blog about this giveaway (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and let me know the address so I can find it
  • Tell me who this will be for
  • Tell me what you love about smock
  • Tell me what you do to help the environment
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the address so I can find it
  • Email two people about this giveaway and CC me: susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**This giveaway ends on January 20th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on January 21st.

192 comments:

  1. i love butterflies, so would love that set!

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  2. I subscribe to your feed on my google reader.

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  3. To help the environment I recycle, and I try to do less laundry, turn off the lights and not run the water while brushing my teeth.

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  4. I would choose the butterfly note cards
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

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  5. I am a subscriber.
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

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  6. I like the butterfly set as well. I also love the wedding invites they have. Very cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I would give these as a gift to a friend.
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

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  8. I use reusable shopping bags, recycle and bike where ever I can. Thanks!

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  9. I like that they are made from recycled products and be recycled themselves.
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

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  10. I reuse my shopping bags on future trips to the grocery store.
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

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  11. kathemc(at)gmail(dot)comJanuary 14, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    The Blossom social notes are my fave.

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  12. kathemc(at)gmail(dot)comJanuary 14, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Subscriber

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  13. kathemc(at)gmail(dot)comJanuary 14, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    These would be for me

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  14. kathemc(at)gmail(dot)comJanuary 14, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Smock is awesome! I love letterpress cards, and I love their devotion to the craft. PLus they print everything on antique machines!

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  15. kathemc(at)gmail(dot)comJanuary 14, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    I recycle scrupulously, and use cloth bags.

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  16. I like the "nouveau" thank you cards.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  17. I suscribe.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  18. This would be for moi! =)

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  19. I recycle, I drink tap water to reduce plastic production, I conserve water as best as I can.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  20. I really like the butterfly cards.

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  21. I love the willow folded cards.

    chani.adams(at)gmail.com

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  22. I subscribe

    chani.adams(at)gmail.com

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  23. This would be a gift for a friend.

    chani.adams(at)gmail.com

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  24. I love their environmentally friendly practices.

    chani.adams(at)gmail.com

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  25. We recycle and compost everything and we freecycle.

    chani.adams(at)gmail.com

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  26. I love the etienne thank you cards.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

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  27. I am a subscriber.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

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  28. The cards would be for me.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

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  29. We recycle everything we can and take bags to shop to avoid using plastic bags.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

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  30. I love the butterfly blank cards

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  31. I would love to keep these note cards for myself

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  32. to try to be more green I use reusable water bottles and all of the items that I use to pack my lunch for work each day

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  33. I love that they are totally wind powered...how cool!

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  34. I love the April social note cards

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  35. this would be for me - love to write to relatives with pretty cards

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  36. I love that smock is the first and only print shop in the U.S. to offer printing on a luxury bamboo paper

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  37. I bring my own bags to the supermarket to help the environment

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  38. My favorite is the butterfly set

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  39. If I win this would be for me...of course I'd be sending them to other people!

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  40. We recycle everthing we can..paper, plastic, glass and cans, batteries, etc.

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  41. i love the april social cards. thank you.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  42. subscribed.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  43. following you.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  44. got your button.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  45. I love the etienne, thank you card. Gorgeous. Thanks!
    laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

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  46. I'm an email subscriber, thanks!

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  47. I voted for you in the dottie awards, good luck!
    laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

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  48. I love that smock uses bamboo paper, and is working on the balance of eco vs. paper consumption/needs.
    laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

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  49. The cards would be for me - everyone needs a set of 'thank you' cards to use.
    laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

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  50. We use cloth napkins and love them!
    laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

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  51. I've got your button! http://chil-koffs.blogspot.com/
    laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

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  52. I love the garden thank you's!

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  53. I recycle and use reuseable grocery bags

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  54. The blossom social stationary is very pretty.
    mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

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  55. I subscribe.
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  56. This would be for me.
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  57. The have beautiful and unique cards.
    mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

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  58. I turn off all unnecessary lights and don't leave the water running.
    mellisa.willis@sbcblobal.net

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  59. I love the poppy thank you cards... but everything is beautiful!!

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  60. I love the how elegant their cards are, yet still modern and stylish!

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  61. I use "green" cleaning products... recycle store grocery bags (I even made my christmas bows with them :))... and one thing I'm pretty big on is not wasting a lot of paper towels & plastic bottles... we use napkins and nalgene bottles

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  62. your button is on my blog...
    britzy.wordpress.com

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  63. Two of the card sets that I really like are the Still Life and the Derby cards.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  64. I am a subscriber - thanks!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  65. I voted for you in the Dottie Awards.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  66. Some things I love about smock: they are located in Syracuse, NY, employ 17 people, and use 50 tons of equipment including 20 antique presses!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  67. To help the environment, we use fabric shopping bags, try to live simply,and we reduce/reuse/recycle.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  68. I love the giraffe set!

    mondocane95 at gmail dot com

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  69. I subscribe!

    mondocane95 at gmail dot com

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  70. I would use these to keep in touch with my family.

    mondocane95 at gmail dot com

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  71. to help the environment I recycle, wash my clothes in cold water, buy green cleaning products, support the World Wildlife Fund, pick up trash as I am walking my dog, & walk instead of drive whenever possible.

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  72. I like that these cards are not only beautiful, but made environmentally friendly as well!

    mondocane95 at gmail dot com

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  73. I love the Giraffe petite party. So sweet!
    elissa at huebert dot org

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  74. I would use these for my son's birthday party.
    elissa at huebert dot orgch

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  75. I love that they use recycled material!

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  76. I would probably give the set to my mom.

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  77. To help the environment, my kids help us pick up the garbage on our walks to the park. We love to help beautify our neighborhood.

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  78. I would save these for myself, to be honest, to use to write thank you notes when people have had us over for dinner or events.

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  79. I like the Willow set. Thanks.

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  80. I love the Derby cards! Those are gorgeous. I also love the Delft cards

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  81. these would be for me, I love to write thank you notes on gorgeous stationary

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  82. the delft and willow note cards are gorgeous, sorry I can't pick one!

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  83. Oh my word, how on earth do you ever pick??? I think if force, I would have to go for the Delft. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.
    frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

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  84. These would totally be for me!
    frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

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  85. I love that they love historic craft and use antique presses. Cool!
    frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

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  86. To help the environment I try to reuse and repurpose things that we have. I make my own laundry detergent and some cleaning supplies to cut down on harmful chemicals.
    frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

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  87. I like the paxi set - great for anything!

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  88. I love that the designs are so unique - AND "Earth friendly".

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  89. These would be for me - and whoever receives one when I use them!

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  90. I do my best to conserve utilities and reuse and recycle as much as I can.

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  91. I like that they use recycled materials .

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  92. My favorite design is "willow".

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  93. I would give these to me, and use them for letters to my mother.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  94. To help the environment I take public transportation instead of driving.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  95. To help the enviroment we combine trips and stay close to home.

    chopf712@yahoo.com

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  96. I'd love their poppy thank you cards. Been a fan of SMOCK for a while thanks to their Etsy presence. Great giveaway!

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  97. I love SMOCK cards because of the incredible textures and patterns they incorporate into their work

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  98. To help the environment, I've switched to paperless statements. Hey, every little bit counts :)

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  99. Who would this card set be for? For me, but to share with others :D

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  100. I love the Willow cards! So simple and pretty...

    jessica.tupper(at)gmail.com

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  101. I subscribe

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  102. I love the butterfly notecards

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  103. These would be for me- I love to write letters to people and mail them "old school" :)

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  104. I love the butterfly design note cards
    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  105. I love the Willow! So pretty

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  106. the butterfly set is cute.That would be my pick.

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  107. I would get this for my youngest daughter.She is very artistic and loves butterflies:)

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  108. I like that smock makes these cards out of bamboo paper.

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  109. I subscribe via Google reader.

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  110. blogged this giveaway here:
    http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com/
    bloggyfinds at gmail dot com

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  111. tweeted this giveaway - bloggyfinds
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  112. voted here:
    http://www.momdot.com/the-dottie-awards-nominate-a-blog-now/comment-page-3/?wpc=dlc#comment-87678
    (bloggyfinds at gmail dot com)

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  113. These would be for myself
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  114. What I love about smock is their eco-friendly ways. I also love their products.
    bloggyfinds at gmail dot com

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  115. What I do for the environment is that we have almost completely done away with plastic bags by taking my own green bags to the store with me and we have done away with individual plastic bottled water bottles.
    bloggyfinds at gmail dot com

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  116. your button is on my sidebar here:
    http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com

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  117. What a great site! I think the butterfly notes are my favorite! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    lindagregsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. I love Butterfly petite social notes...they are so beautiful.

    beverly.stein2@gmail.com

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  119. google reader subscriber.

    beverly.stein2@gmail.com

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  120. Their Thank-you cards are so beautiful. My favorite is the one with the blue flowers on it.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  121. I am a subscriber.
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  122. I voted for you and good luck!
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  123. These cards would be for me. You can never have enough Thank-you cards on hand.
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  124. Waht I like best about smock not only are their cards just beautiful but their retail packaging is biodegradable, tree-free, and petroleum-free.
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  125. What we do to help the environment is we recycle everything we can in house and be more aware of saving water and electicity.
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  126. I like the "Merry Merry" cards

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  127. I blogged about this on my Fantastic Friday blog giveaway list at http://sarahspeakssavvysahmreviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/fantastic-friday_16.html

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  128. I'll choose the Delft notecards, please.

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  129. I love the Butterfly petite social note - simple and elegant. Thanks, uheeter at comcast.net

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  130. I subscribe, uheeter at comcast.net

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  131. I'm torn whether to keep for myself or give as a teacher's gift at the end of the school year, hmmmm.. uheeter at comcast.net

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  132. I voted for you, uheeter at comcast.net

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  133. I love the fact that these are so elegant and at the same time eco-friendly. uheeter at comcast.net

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  134. We try to do lots of things for the enviroment, recycle, take shorter showers or wash hair every other day to conserve water, drink from reusable water bottles, only make weekly trips for errands to save on gas and pollution, etc.. uheeter at comcast.net

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  135. I like the teal, cream & gold design...so elegant

    priscillawallace at sbcglobal dot net

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  136. I subcribe by email, priscillawallace at sbcglobal dot net

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  137. these would be for me...with communication by email & telphone...it is still nice to send someone a note in the regular mail just to let someone know you are thinking of them.

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  138. I like the butterfly cards, they are lovely!
    mimibunny31@gmail.com

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  139. I am a subscriber!
    mimibunny31@gmail.com

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  140. This will be for me! I love the simple elegant designs and I am a recycler!
    mimibunny31@gmail.com

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  141. I have your button on my blog!
    mimibunny31@gmail.com

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  142. I love the garden thank you cards
    sras7508 at gmail dot com

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  143. this would be for me :)
    sras7508 at gmail dot com

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  144. We use re-usable grocery bags and recycle
    sras7508 at gmail dot com

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  145. i love the derby cards, so pretty!! thanks!

    jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

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  146. i'd get the giraffe invites to use for my son's 1st b-day party.

    thanks

    bf2phoenix at gmail dot com

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  147. Love the butterfly cards - empty fold.

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  148. I try to do all I can - among other things, I reduce, reuse, recycle, buy eco-friendly detergents, organic produce and milk, etc.

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  149. I love the delft notecards! What a beautiful site.

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  150. I liked the pagoda thank-you cards. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

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  151. How amazing are those desings!! I really liked them all- but my favorite must be the Butterfly petite social note card set. So pretty!!

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!!

    JLWalden1{at}gmail{dot}com

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  152. I like the cute giraffe cards.

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  153. I love that they are really into the art of letterpress and preserving the environment.

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  154. I try my best to recycle or reuse everything.

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  155. i like the butterfly cards thank you for the giveaway

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  156. these would be for me i will have to admit...

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  157. i try to reuse what i can...sometimes can't think of ways to ...but i do try.

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  158. i like the fact that it is made in NY that is my hometown state. I have relations up in the Syracuse area. I also like the fact that it is made from bamboo. cool

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  159. I love the butterfly greetings cards.

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  160. Blogged about the giveaway here: http://iloveagiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/01/thursday-giveaways_15.html

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  161. These would be for me, I'd love new notecards.

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