3.29.2011

ModTots. {review + discount + giveaway}

I have a new friend. His name is Scott. He is pretty quiet, yet he keeps me company with his sweet expression and overall happy-yet-zen-vibe. 
(Oh, and he's an owl.) 
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Scott flew in from ModTots - and I am so glad he chose to come to live with us!
Scott received his good looks thanks to Gregg Deal, the artist behind each Mod Tots piece, using an acrylic-based paint on the thick, oak composite. 
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I am quite impressed with the precision and clean lines!
(Look closely at the black outline -- see the subtle dimension? Skillz I tell you - Gregg's got skillz.)
Also, Scott's legs don't stop at the end of the board, they continue to the lip/edge (whatever it's called) of the board...
Details. I appreciate them.
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The back is signed by the artist - and stamped with the ModTots logo (I heart their logo -- good font choices, Megan! (Gregg's wife) ... it was you that chose the fonts, right?) ;-)

And, again - the little details - take a look at this:

See those pencils marks under the saw-hook? Yeah. That's evidence that they care to take the time to center the hook properly - instead of just slapping it on there. (Gregg & Megan - your care has not gone unnoticed!)

I just love him! Scott will soon find his permanent home in my kindergarten classroom (I have an owl-theme goin'). I'm pretty sure the kids will love him too.
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If owls aren't you or your kiddos' thing - ModTots has a variety of animals, robots, confections, & monsters. (more coming soon too) to choose from, available in a variety of sizes. (Plus! You choose the color combo!)
just a little preview of the other Mod Tots designs
 Or! Check out ModTots' sister-site: Modern Bird Studios - where you can have your favorite photograph turned into a cool, modern art painting:
Hello fabulous Mother's Day gift idea!
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DISCOUNT! Enter code SWELLSWAG @ checkout to receive 10% off your ModTots order. (expires 4/12/11)
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Now, how about a little giveaway? One winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to ModTots! (remember, this art is not just for tots)

mandatory: Comment with something from/about  ModTots (check out Modern Bird Studios too, if you'd like) that you think is swell!
(you can come back & answer this differently daily)

extras:
- follow this blog
- follow ModTots on twitter
- like ModTots on facebook
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last day to enter: 4-5-11
open to US & Canada
*leave separate comments*
*make sure I can find your email address*

253 comments:

  1. I LOVE Scott your owl!! I like that they're a husband & wife team!

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  2. I follow ModTots on twitter.

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  3. I love ModTots Animals but excited to see their bug collection when it arrives!

    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti

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  4. I follow ModTots on Twitter. I had to go to their webpage to follow on twitter. The link you provided does not work...

    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti

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  5. The birds are all so cute! And I love the fox too!

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  6. I follow mod tots on twitter :)

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  7. I love MBS prints!!! And these Mod tots pieces are fabulous! I can't wait to see the dinosaurs that they are adding soon!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  8. I like how they market their company - they're out there a lot and they show their personality. I love their products but like their style just as much.

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  9. I love Mod Tots and really want the robot picture for my sons room! Love that it is on an oak base!

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  10. I love their animal prints! Want some for my nursery...

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  11. I love them, I have been trying to win a giveaway/contest for a while. I love the bird and the owl and I love the Modern Bird art too!

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  12. I follow Modtots on Facebook too!

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  13. I love Jude the Monkey!

    Jess

    jessicacook17 AT hotmail DOT com

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  14. I follow you.

    Jess

    jessicacook17 AT hotmail DOT com

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  15. The robots and sweet treats rock! Thanks for the shot. mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

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  16. I now follow your blog.

    mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

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  17. i follow ModTots on twitter.
    mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

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  18. i like Modtots on facebook. Thanks again!

    mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

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  19. On Modern Bird I love the one of the couple kissing!

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  20. The Rhinocerous is cute!
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. follow ModTots on twitter
    @huffychic
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I love ModTots - the robots are great. I would love to use the gc for a picture piece though from their sister site! so hard to choose though!

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  23. like ModTots on facebook
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. follow your blog!
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I love the hippopotamus print. So adorable. I can't get enough of those little ears!

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  26. I LOVE the monkey or the giraffe. I've always loved Modern Bird Studios, too. Great sites!!

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  27. I like ModTots on Facebook, too.

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  28. I think that the fox and giraffe and totally adorable :)

    chrismiss10ataoldotcom

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  29. I love the headspins robot! so modern + adorable!

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  30. I LOVE Pierce the Giraffe

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  31. I follow your blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  32. I follow ModTots on Twitter as
    2Cats2See

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  33. I "like" ModTots on facebook

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  34. i love there confections Line! the cupcake!! Oh the cupcake!

    ljcadv @ yahoo.com

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  35. I follow mod tots on twitter!

    ljcadv @ yahoo.com

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  36. I follow Mod Tots on face book!

    ljcadv @ yahoo.com

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  37. I LOVE Scott the owl, owl obsessed right now, this would fit into my son's room perfectly!

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  38. I love the giraffe and the clean lines! Would live to see some fish too!

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  39. I already liked Modtod on fb.

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  40. I love love love the tantrum monster and corkscrew robot. I already folow ModTots on twitter (that's how I found this giveaway!) and on FB, and now will follow this blog. So glad I found it!

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  41. oops, I thought my email was linked. My email address for "coral" is:

    greycoral at gmail dot com

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  42. I certainly would love to have the owl come live at my home.

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  43. Very nice.. Scotts pretty darn cute.. I love the animals...
    proudmommy5305@sbcglobal.net

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  44. I am also a follower
    proudmommy5305@sbcglobal.net

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  45. I really like the fox and the raccoon!~

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  46. I love the Jackhammer Robot and their new Sweets Collection!
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  47. Follow ModTots on twitter (@kcoud33)
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  48. Like ModTots on facebook (Kimberly C)
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  49. I Like Jude the Monkey and Messy the monster! And so does my 2 year old son!

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  50. I love their creativeness and am a big fan of the "hoot owl" and the "gum drops". Perfect for a little girls room!

    Thanks for the chance!
    Denise

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  51. Following Mod Tots on Twitter now :)
    Denise

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  52. I love the owl you chose and the deer with a red background! I'd love to see a moose in the collection!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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  53. I follow on google friend connect (Some Lucky Dog)
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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  54. following ModTots on twitter (someluckydog)
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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  55. I like ModTots on facebook (Cindy Brooks)
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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  56. can't get enough of these! lovin'jackhammer robot!
    chacoyaguayoatyahoodotcom
    thank you for the opportunity!

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  57. I follow modtot via twitter at ma21cuteboy!

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  58. I think that the art he does for Modern Bird is amazing i woud love to get a 4 color piece!

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  59. I love how unique these paintings are. It's so hard to find decor for a boy's room that isn't lame or over produced. These are just perfect!

    changingtheuniverse at gmail dot com

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  60. i'll have all 6 of the monsters. thank you.

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  61. I LOVE the new sweets and confections line! So adorable!!

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  62. I follow ModTots on Twitter! @MrsStephanieT

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  63. I follow ModTots on Twitter! @MrsStephanieT

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  64. I now follow your blog!

    StephanieRT90@aol.com

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  65. I also love the Racoon, thanks!

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  66. I love ModTots!! The Monsters are my favourite :D

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  67. I followed your blog via GFC (erin)

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  68. I liked modtots on facebook (erin d)

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  69. I followed modtots on twitter (erin_d...)

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  70. I love the bird art! It'd look great in our bathroom!

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

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  71. gfc follower

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

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  72. I follow your blog as Solducky.

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  73. Follow Modtots on Twitter as duckybunny.

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  74. I also love Evan the Nap Monster, thanks!

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  75. I like Headspins the robot but can't wait to see the dinosaurs!

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  76. Love the different animals - birds, raccoon, and fox!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  77. Love the different animals - birds, raccoon, and fox!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  78. I love all of the Sweets and Confections artwork!!

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  79. i love the racoon!
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  80. Evan the nap monster :) how cool is that. I love that Modtots is run by a couple who so obviously are very talented and creative

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  81. I love how you can customize the pictures for your child, change the background color and stuff!

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  82. Love the blue monster ;) truly04@live.com

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  83. Follow ModTots on FB

    truly04@live.com

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  84. I also love Tantrum Monster, thanks!

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  85. awww those animal characters on ModTots are adorable! Especially the panda :)

    Candy Apple
    oohmybento at gmail dot com

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  86. I follow ModTots on twitter now!
    @ love for dinner
    Candy Apple
    oohmybento at gmail dot com

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  87. I follow your blog :)
    Cherie/Candy Apple
    oohmybento at gmail dot com

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  88. I love Molly the Panda Bear :)

    jo.tee35ATgmailDOTcom

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  89. I love that they use a CFC and Lead Free paint!
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  90. Follow ModTots on twitter. @momtoemmett
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  91. Follow ModTots on FB. Stephanie Klemm
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  92. Aaaah! The narwhal is way too cute :)

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  93. following you via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  94. following modtots on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  95. I love the Narwhal print!

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  96. I follow this blog via GFC

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  97. I think it is super cool that you get to name the picture if you are the first one to purchase it!

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  98. I'm loving the Cupcakes art...yum!

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  99. I think I'm going to LOVE their Dinosaur & Mythical Creatures line once it comes out! So excited.

    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  100. I LIKE ModTots on Facebook (Erin Mize)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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

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

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  103. I love this bear: Phoenix the Grizzly Bear as would my ten year old, who has packed the same bear everywhere she goes for the last 6 or so years (she has Aspergers)Pheonix looks alot like her bear :)
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  104. I follow you via GFC as Tracy Taylor
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  105. I follwo ModTots on Twitter
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  106. I like ModTots on FB as Tracy Taylor
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  107. I love the new robot and sweets line, but I really like the bird best! I'm also really excited about the new bug line!

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  108. I think the Ice Cream Cone is swell!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  110. Love the owl and the narwhal! Adorable. I like the cookies art too!

    animalcrackers@gmail.com

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  111. I love Headspins Robot. So cool. :)

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  112. I follow your blog!

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  113. I follow ModTots on Twitter (@ohkeeka)

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  114. I'd love to get Jude the Monkey in light pink! Adorable!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  115. I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  116. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  117. I like you on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  118. Ok, we like Pierce the Giraffe!
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  119. Following @Mod_Tots on twitter as @ArtsyChaos.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  120. I like ModTots on facebook as Wendy R.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  121. Following with GFC as ArtsyChaos.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  122. I'm loving the Modern Bird Original (multi-colored process) too!

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  123. the bird on blue background is my favorite!!! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  124. i follow via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  125. I love the fox! Can't wait to see the Mystical Creatures and Bugs!

    windowfog [at] gmail [dot] com

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  126. Love their work!! My favorites are the raccoon and fox :)

    Stitching in Circles on Etsy

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  127. I FOLLOW ModTots ON TWITTER
    JMAHURIN40

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  128. I love Scott the owl! He would make a great addition to my living room!

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