giveaway :: brown pigeon!

posted on: April 08, 2010

let me start off by saying i am so so jealous of all of you who get to enter this giveaway!
this week's giveaway comes from the ever-so-talented meagan from 
brown pigeon!

meagan makes the most incredibly sweet hand carved stamps (as well as cards and journals!)
her style and attention to detail definitely caught my eye when i first stumbled upon her beautiful shop!
she also takes custom orders! amazing!

meagan is kindly offering a hand carved vintage camera [diana] stamp to one lucky i art u reader!
read about meagan and brown pigeon below!


About Brown Pigeon
Brown Pigeon hatched in 2009 in a sunny art studio in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. My name is Meagan Osborne. I've been playing with paper, pencils and paint for as long as I can remember. My passion for carving (linoleum, wood & rubber stamps) started about 12 years ago. I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking in 2006 and this expanded my passion into other printing methods (intaglio, screen printing, monoprinting) as well as bookbinding and photography.




My Etsy shop specializes in custom hand-carved rubber stamps. I love being able to turn someone's logo, photograph or even a simple drawing into a stamp that they can use themselves! A lot of my customers use their stamps on personal stationery, packaging for their small business, or invitations and save-the-dates for their wedding! I absolutely love working with people on custom orders. It gives me a chance to personalize what I love to do. It's really fun to see what people make with my stamps too!

Advice for New Etsy-ans
I think the most important thing about running an Etsy shop (besides offering a great product) is having outstanding customer service. I think it's amazing that so many people love to purchase from Etsy sellers. There is definitely a trend to buy handmade right now, and I think (as a seller) offering excellent communication and a great product is an important way to help this marketplace thrive.


Entry Details:
1. Visit Brown Pigeon and comment on this post with what item you love from the shop and what you would use it for!


For Extra Entries:
(please comment separately for each entry)
2. If you adore, heart Brown Pigeon on Etsy!
3. "Follow" i art u
4. Follow i art u on twitter and tweet about this giveaway!
(make sure to include @iartu_jennifer in the tweet!)
5. Blog about this giveaway! 
6. Purchase an item from Brown Pigeon* (counts as three entries :)


Good luck!
The giveaway will end on Wednesday, April 14 at 11:59 PM pacific standard time.
Winner will be announced on Thursday, April 15th!


*check back next week when the winner is chosen! 
a special discount will be offered to all i art u readers :)

166 comments:

  1. My favorite item in her shop is the, "Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Frosted Cupcake and Sprinkles" and i would most likely use it as a signature on cards and letters because... i sometimes go by the nickname of Caracupcake. so it would be perfect!

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  2. I hearted brown pigeon on etsy! xoxox

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  3. Oh my sweet little lord!
    I ADORE the Vintage Typewriter and Hi...
    It is magnificent. I want to be not poor so I could buy it, it would be great, great, great for writing letters to my friends or little notes to my boyfriend.
    I will blog about this and twit!
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/
    (escuishi@hotmail.com)

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  4. the vintage typewriter and Hi or the telephone and hello are AMAZING, I would do so many creative things with them that would only start at making cards and wrapping papers!

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  5. And I hearted Brown PIgeon!

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  6. I adore the red roses stamp! I would love to give a little card when I pick flowers from my garden and give them to people!!! xo

    lovely!

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  7. jennifer! another giveaway! you are amazing!!! i love the Silhouette Card with Green Vellum Envelope from the brown pigeon shop!! but this camera stamp that you are giving away, SO LOVELY!

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  8. definitely hearted as a fav shop!! sparkilysituations

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  9. ummm i'm totally already one of your followers! =)

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  10. I absolutely love the typewriter/hi stamp combo: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44334594

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  11. I follow @iartu_jennifer!!

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  12. I tweeted about the giveaway :)

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  13. I blogged about the giveaway: http://hopevictoria.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/another-giveaway/

    Also, I forgot to say what I would use the stamp for! I have a Holga Diana camera, and I would love to make cards with fun prints from my camera inside. How cute!!

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  14. can i just say that i'm in love with this giveaway?! :)
    the diana stamp you're giving away is my absolute fave, but
    i also love the vintage typewriter and rotary phone!

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  15. im def a fan of this blog and the giveaway! i def heart the 'typewriter' hand-carved stamp.

    i love making cards - so i would certainly use it to make and write notes to dear family and friends.

    thanks for this giveaway!

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  16. i also follow 'i art u'. :)

    love this blog!

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  17. i hearted 'brown pigeon's' lovely shop, too!

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  18. I tweeted about this giveaway jennifer!

    http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/11832513765

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  19. OH sorry, forgot to separate the comments...
    I did blog about it:
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-adore-giveaways.html

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  20. And I did twitt about it https://twitter.com/Amapanther
    (escuishi@hotmail.com)

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  21. oh man these are totally sweet! i LOVE that camera stamp! being a photographer it would be a nice addition to the photographs i send out! :) (p.s. that dandelion and grey rentals comment was from me i wasn't signed in under the right name..)

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  22. These are lovely!! It's hard to choose, but if it had to be one I'd pick the bike and put a stamp on ALL of my letters. Our lives revolved around bikes and our wedding was bike themed, so I think it's awesome!

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  23. I love the camera stamp because I take a lot of pictures. It's just perfect. But everything is so cool and unique.

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  24. I hearted The Brown Pigeon on Etsy.

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  25. I follow i art u.


    Amy
    artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

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  26. i love so much the vintage typewriter stamp! i can think so many beautiful little note cards and possibly t-shirts i could make using it!

    kimcmartin@hotmail.co.uk

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  27. i hearted The Brown Pigeon on etsy

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  28. I love it! I would choose the diana camera, simply because i love it! i would probably stamp on just about anything i could stamp it on - letters, envelopes, you name it.

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  29. Oh I'd love the knife, fork and spoon stamp! I could make the cutest recipe cards with that!

    kimhigueria(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I heart brownpigeon! (username: Ellaboutique)
    kimhigueria(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I just love the Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Frosted Cupcake and Sprinkles (set) and I would use it to make cards and for scrapbooking!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I heart Brown Pigeon on Etsy - my username is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I follow your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. This cupcake stamp is my favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44333217
    I would probably use it on birthday cards, or just to brighten a day! It's absolutely adorable.

    anna(dot)moyer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I am now a follower of "I art you" through Google Friend Connect!

    anna(dot)moyer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I hearted (well, favorited) brown pigeon on etsy.

    anna(dot)moyer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I love the Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Frosted Cupcake and Sprinkles (set) and I'd use it to make some birthday cards =D
    thanks a lot for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  38. I heart your shop! (BEadECLECTIC)
    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

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  39. My favorite item is the hand stamped daisy card. I love it!

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

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  40. My favorite is the Coffee Mug and Swirly Steam (set). I'd make all kinds of cards for people!

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

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  41. The vintage typewriter and hi are my favorites. I would use them to make a ton of fliers and spread some guerilla happiness by leaving them random places!

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  42. I love the Sea Anemone stamp that she did. My scrapbooks always contain a lot of beach themed pages, this would be perfect to use by itself or to color in. Thanks so much for this fantastic giveaway!!!
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

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  43. I'm a blog follower <3
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

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  44. I heart Brown Pigeon via EverydayPhotography
    monkeychild92 at gmail dot com

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  45. I love the "CUSTOM Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp of your LOGO (medium)". I would use it for stamping on the packaging of sold products for my vintage etsy shop!

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  46. I hearted Brown Pigeon on Etsy!

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  47. I follow i art u on twitter!

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  48. i like all the cards but i would like the telephone stamp the best.

    bittofraw@gmail.com

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  49. Oh, I like all the stamps very much, especially this camera, but I would probably use the "Hand-Carved Rubber Stamps - Vintage Typewriter and Hi" one myself, at the top of stationary, or for little notecards or gift tags.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  50. i LOVE this stamp! it's my favorite! and the cupcake stamp!

    imnotyour_star@yahoo.com

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  51. i heart'd brown pigeon on etsy!

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  52. I am a follower, and am obsessed with stamps!
    Beautiful etsy site!
    annie--marie@hotmail.com

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  53. I'd stay with this GREAT camera! I'd make some vintage tags with either a Paris or a summer holiday theme.
    Love, Chani from Paris ;)

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  54. I would love a custom stamp: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44244016
    I sell my handmade natural soap at my local farmers market (haven't opened an etsy yet, but thinking about it) And I would use the stamp to stamp my brown bags and/or fabric bags..... thank you for introducing this artist!!

    missavene (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I follow this blog on google friend connect.]

    missavene (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. I just added brown pigeon to my etsy favorites!! Cause it really is now :)

    missavene (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. I love this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44334594

    I would like to use it for my little collages!

    Naomi

    mariko.koda@gmail.com

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  58. Enter me please! My favorite item is: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44334594


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  59. Following on google (fisiwoman)

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  60. Following on twitter (@fisiwoman) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/11880653739


    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  61. I love her culinary stamps. The cupcake, coffee, and the utensils would be great on custom recipe cards plus would add an extra something special to my personal recipe collection I hope to pass down to my kids one day!

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  62. I love the Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Frosted Cupcake and Sprinkles (set)!

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

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  63. great giveaway =) i really like the silhouette card (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29642606) - truly one of a kind!

    - Donaville
    dvness@gmail.com
    http://colormecrafty.com

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  64. just tweeted: http://twitter.com/color_me_crafty/status/11884388371

    good luck to all =)

    - Donaville
    dvness@gmail.com
    http://colormecrafty.com

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  65. I love the Vintage Typewriter and Hi the most. The prices are insanely cheap!

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  66. The stamps are amazing! I would love to have a great bird cage carved for my mixed media work!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  67. I hearted Brown Pigeons on Etsy!

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  68. I'm already a follower of i art u

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  69. My favorite rubber stamps that I would love to have, and could use often for invites to my friends for our photography walks or fun tennis matches (my 2 hobbies!).... are the camera (giveaway stamp) and the Hand-Carved - Tennis Racquet and Balls (set).

    This would be so cool!
    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  70. i blogged :)

    http://tawntawns.blogspot.com/2010/04/happy-friday.html

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  71. LOVE the typewriter stamp! Perfect for sending cute little cards to far away friends!

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  72. I really like the typewriter stamp!
    hails_18@hotmail.com

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  73. I like the hand stamped card with roses on it. I live in the City of Roses so how perfect would those be?

    morancoll AT gmail DOT com

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  74. I love the hand stamped daisy card and I would use it as a birthday card to one of my SILs!

    elainehearn@live.com
    Enter to win a William Riera dress!
    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  75. I love the rubber stamp coffee mug and swirly steam which I would use to make cards reminding my friends of all our great memories of conversations over just such a cup, whether full of coffee, tea or cocoa.

    aluttrell@cox.net

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  76. I love Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Frosted Cupcake and Sprinkles

    asia19-9[at]o2.pl

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  77. i really like the Hand-Carved Rubber Stamps - Vintage Typewriter and Hi. I would use it to decorate my walls! i would use a large piece of plywood, paint it black and cover it in the picture of the typewritter in white paint! with random "HI"'s

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  78. I love the custom bike stamp, I would put it on all my correspondence because I love biking!

    sandyandcosmo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I really love the medium custom flower stamp. I know it's not for sale, and that I could use any image, but it's just lovely :)

    libbeh84(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. i also hearted you on etsy. my user name is libbeh84.

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  81. i'm following through google reader as "libbeh" too!

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  82. i've also posted your giveaway (on the lower right side) on my blog at:

    http://libbeh84.blogspot.com/

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  83. I like the Hand-Stamped Circle Lattice Card. I have a friend that I send cards to regularly and have for years. Currently she's undergoing chemo, and I think a pretty card like this would brighten her day.

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  84. Oh yay! You're having a giveaway too!

    My favorite stamp is the cupcake one. I have a small cupcake stamp at home and I love it!

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  85. I'm following you. And not in the creepy way. ;) LOL

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  86. i art u always finds the most creative giveaways! It's always exciting to see what's on the blog each week :) All the stamps from brownpigeon are adorably classic.

    meagan.toy@gmail.com

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  87. My favorite item in the shop is the typewriter stamp. I'd probably use it on stationary. And definitely in my art journal!

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  88. I also hearted Brown Pigeon on Etsy!
    cutlinecrafts@gmail.com

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  89. custom ones for handmade cards---love it!

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  90. I absolutely LOVE this stamp! and all of her stamps! Especially the typewriter! I could definitely get crafty with these. Thanks!
    muskratholler at gmail dot com

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  91. I follow your blog!
    muskratholler at gmail dot com

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  92. I follow you on twitter (sweetmuskrat) and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/sweetmuskrat/status/11918198659
    muskratholler at gmail dot com

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  93. amazing I love this stamp its so hot

    and id love this for my shop tagsandbuttons.etsy.com
    CUSTOM Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp of your LOGO (medium)

    hearted this shop too :)

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
    get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

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  94. loving the 'folklore' custom rubber stamp, the border especially :)

    wonderful stuff, will be used to stamp my name on pretty pretty notebooks!

    tantanx29@gmail.com

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  95. Favorite item:

    Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Vintage Camera (medium)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44375341

    I will give it to my son who is studying to become a photographer.
    He's got PDD-NOS and had to do very much to be admitted to the study.
    He's doing very well, and the stamp would ne a wonderful way to accentuate his signature.

    asklaane****yahoo.c....

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  96. i think my fav is the sweet little cupcake stamp!

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  97. tweet tweet!
    http://twitter.com/aktto/status/11949789738

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  98. I like the custom hand carved logo stamps

    monson 525 at gmail dot com

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  99. I am a gfc follower

    monson 525 at gmail dot com

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  100. I love the Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Vintage Typewriter and Hi! I would use it to decorate letters to my friend who is at college far far away.

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  101. I follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/11956896660

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  102. I would use the Silhouette Card Blue as a thank you hostess card.

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  103. I love the custom handcarved rubber stamp of your logo. I would use it on art packages I send out
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  104. I gave brown pigeon a heart
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  105. I follow I art u now :)
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  106. Just heart(ed) brown pigeon on etsy!!!

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  107. love the brown pigeon shop!! I have my eye on the coffee mug and swirly steam set. The swirly steam can be used for just about anything, and when used together it would go great on cards inviting the friends for brunch.

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  108. Now following i art u!!

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  109. I especially like the handcarved spoon, fork and knife set!

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  110. i love the popcorn Stamp , its cute and simple..just amazing...

    nitzan.sc@gmail.com

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  111. i am also a foolower :)

    nitzan.sc@gmail.com

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  112. I love the typewriter stamp (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44334594) and the camera stamp! I'd make notecards w/ em!

    sarahdruehickox(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. Hearting your shop! My Etsy name is simplyphotos

    sarahdruehickox(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. Following and tweeted as saraheilonwy

    sarahdruehickox(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. I love, love, love the camera giveaway stamp. That is so amazingly cute! I also really like the Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Poppy Flowers and Stem (set) and the custom logo ones too. What a great shop, ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  116. Love the sprinkle cupcakes. :-) joleehamlin@comcast.net

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  117. follow. joleehamlin@comcast.net Thanks!

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  118. In addition to this camera stamp, I also love the postcards with the house on them. I think they would be great to use when I move this summer!

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  119. Also, I heart'd them on etsy!

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

    I love the rotary/hello stamp!

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  121. I like the Silhouette Card Gold Hibiscus

    lusizova(at)gmail.com

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  122. Wow! Those are some incredibly intricate stamps. I can't believe they are handcarved.. that's quite a talent!

    I would love to get the CUSTOM Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp of your LOGO (medium). It would be great for business and my upcoming etsy store! I would love to send out cards with the stamped logo on them instead of getting them printed. :)

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  123. Blog post:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/stamp-from-brown-pigeon.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  124. I'm following you on google reader. :)

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  125. I adore the hand carved rubber stamp of the cupcake! It would be amazing for my letters as everyone knows I have a sweet tooth!

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  126. I now follow your blog.

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  127. hi :D

    I loved

    Hand-Carved Rubber Stamps - Fork, Knife and Spoon (set)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44465618

    And I´ll use it as decoration :D

    metalliz_gunner@hotmail.com

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  128. Follower of i art u

    yes!

    metalliz_gunner@hotmail.com

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  130. I added Brown Pigeon as a favorite seller on etsy :)

    poetees at gmail dot com

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  131. I follow i art u :)

    My favorite item in the shop was the typewriter rubber stamp. I've loved reading and writing ever since I learned how.

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  132. I ♥ed Brown Pigeon! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  133. I think that I would most love to have a custom house (so cute) for our housewarming invites.

    I do believe the Vintage Camera is my favorite. I would love using if for some little business cards that I can give to strangers when I take their pictures. ♥

    -Tiffany Patterson

    CurseWordsAndBirds [at] gmail

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  134. ok, your shop is ridiculously AWESOME!

    I am a sucker for handcarved stamps and use them all the time in my enclosure cards with my orders!

    I love this card: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26605497

    as my shop name is daisycakes and that card would be great to send with a big order, maybe a wholesale order. maybe I would just keep it!

    my email is daisycakessoap@mac.com

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  135. lol i feel like i am stalking you! i just followed you on twitter and tweeted your giveaway!
    daisycakessoap@mac.com

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  136. Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Your Text for personal use (medium) is my fave as I love personalized things for my notes/letters

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  137. Hearted on Etsy ad abbyloves

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  138. Following you on Twitter as darkmotives

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  139. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/darkmotives/status/12166674975

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  140. I like the Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp - Your Text for personal use (medium). This would be so great on personal stationery!

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  141. Hearted shop as shiki6210

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  142. Tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/shiki6210/status/12174568185

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  143. Twitter follower as shiki6210

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  144. Blog follower as shiki

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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