Thursday, February 14, 2008

J. Austin Ryan GIVEAWAY!



Happy Valentine's Day! We thought we would celebrate it right on Tangled and True. A day of love cannot be complete without expressing our love for creativity, color, and brilliant women with imagination and vision that in today's case, bring us happy art for babies and kids. And plenty of hearts. We're talking about Marnie Vollenhals and her most lovely of companies- J. Austin Ryan.



She's possibly best known for her cheerful Modern Hearts prints, 001 and 002 pictured above, {how appropriate} but we're here to tell you that her collection has grown considerably lately and we couldn't be more thrilled. Thrilled because I want to be the type that brings an eclectic mix of amazing art to my home and Marnie's paintings are 100% fresh and new. I'm sure you'll agree.
"Marnie creates her images with complete satisfaction.... All designs are hand-painted and done in small batches. With this in mind, quality products are used and nothing is sent out unless it is perfect. All of the art is sealed, signed by artist Marnie Vollenhals, and limited editions are numbered."
They say it best: J. Austin Ryan creates art that will open your eyes. Images that will inspire and let you be imaginative. So, for today's inspiration: one 18x18 inch painting (1 1/2" depth) of the winner's choice (of the three listed below) is up for grabs. You could be the lucky winner of either...


LOVE, $129

or


Whether decorating for a boy or girl, I love these options for introducing whimsy, enthusiasm, plenty of reds and pinks and lots of amour. And to help you jump start that collection, J. Austin Ryan is offering all Tangled and True readers 20% off through February 18th {Monday} with code: "JARLOVE20" {enter at checkout}. Lovely. {For easy access to shopping the online gallery, see J. Austin Ryan's ad in our left-hand sidebar.}

What's your favorite J. Austin Ryan print?

Would you like to win? be sure to:
*enter a comment on this post-with your name
*answer question above
*please only enter once
*entry will be open until 8am MST Saturday. {comments after this will not be considered}
*winner will be announced on Tangled and True on Monday morning.
note: winner must check back on blog by Wednesday, 2/20 in order to claim prize

Good luck and thank you J. Austin Ryan!
-the Tangled and True team.

248 comments:

  1. Love Alpha Tree -- so cute & would look great in my boy's room. Thanks...jkolsubs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I love the Kate series. :)

    LilacButterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  3. I agree, the Alpha Tree is the cutest!!

    -Crystal

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  4. being a teacher, i love the alpha tree. But I also like the modern birds...that matches my little girls room the best!

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  5. I would pick the alpha tree for sure! I also love the fireflies on chocolate on the site! Beautiful work!

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  6. I love them all but my favorite is Free beauty!

    Tuesday

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  7. It's a toss up between the Alpha Tree and the Modern Birds... I am in love with color and whimsy, and I am all about promoting intelligence.

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  8. I love love love the Alpha Tree. I have a great spot for it too!

    littlelatina
    edq143 at yahoo dot com

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  9. ooooh. i love alpha tree. the hearts series is really cool as well.

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  10. i LOVE the alpha tree, so adorable.

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  11. i love that bird tree, actually i love them all!!!

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  12. i love the alpha tree, but i know my daughter would prefer any of the prints in the horse series. too cute!

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  14. All of these are so cute! I can imagine them in random places in my home. SO cute :) Thanks for the great and creative share! :D Happy a great Valentine's Day all! <3

    defychaos (at) gmail.com

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  15. The Alpha tree would be great for my girls' room:)

    --Rachel

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  16. I looooove the Alpha tree! I hope I win!

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  17. I love the modern hearts for my daughter and the Monkeys: "Monkey Rocket" for my sons... so cute!

    taradawnrobertson (at) hotmail (d0t) com

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  18. I'm with the majority on that Alpha Tree... just adorable.

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  19. The Love print is adorable, and would go perfectly in my daughters room!

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  20. I love Alpha Tree and Always Giving in the home decor section. Great site!

    Julie
    julie28richardson@hotmail.com

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  21. I love the "Free Beauty" print and the "Roller Squirrels" is super cute too! rw1647[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  22. I love the modern birds!

    Thanks
    Layna Fuller

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  23. I absolutely love the Alpha Tree!
    katebeth45 at gmail dot com

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  24. I love the alpha tree! How fabulous.

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  25. Alpha tree for my son, modern birds for my daughter!

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  26. Ahh! Have you seen the "Woodlands: Roller Squirrels"? They are doing summersalts! It's the best print out there. I want this for our little squirrels room.

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  27. Ooooh. I love "Modern Birds" and "Birds on Parade" on the site. All of it is truly delightful!

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  28. I absolutely adore that alpha tree!

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  29. My name is Ilicia R.

    My favorite is Mini Farm: "Mouse"

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  30. I love the entire Kate Series. Do I have to pick just one?

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  31. I'm in love with "Fireflies at Midnight." Very pretty.

    - Sarah M

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  32. I'm in love with the Alpha Tree...perfect for my kids room!

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  33. I love LOVE
    :) lol
    the love tree is so cute, perfect for my girls

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  34. I like the Alpha Tree and Fireflies on Chocolate.

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  35. The Alpha Tree would be a perfect way to teach my child her abc's. The colors grab one's attention and it is a beautiful piece to hang in her room. It will make her feel cheery

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  36. I love the LOVE Tree. Just adorable !

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  37. Her Love Chics print is so cute!

    Kari

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  38. This is such great art. I love the Rough Riders one.

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  39. The Rocket Dog is too cool! Love the Alpha Tree too!
    dansan826 at yahoo.com

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  40. I love the Modern Birds! How adorable!

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  41. "Happy Valentine's Day! All of the prints that you are offering a choice of are wonderful. Then, I went crazy at the site. I used to have a pet red squirrel named "Squeakers" and so I choose the art print called "Woodlands: Roller Squirrels!" It brings back memories of her. She lived for 8 years! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  42. Tough choice! I would say 'party at our crib'

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  43. If I won, I'd pick Alpha Tree! Great giveaway, thanks!

    Sara

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  44. Maybe because love is in the air I love "Love" the best. They are all just precious!

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  45. Love Alpha Tree! It'd look great in my daughter's room.

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  46. I love the alpha tree! That little owl on the lower branch is so cute. Would look great in my sons room.

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  47. I can't decide between modern birds and alpha tree. Love them both.

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  48. That Alpha Tree would be perfect for our blank walled playroom! I LOVE it and I know my little ones would too. Such happy art!

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  49. Love the Alpha Tree because it's a little more gender neutral

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  50. I like the Love, Birds on Parade and the Butterflies prints. ~Sarah

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  51. That Alpha Tree is so great- combines my love of art with my love of letters/words/etc. Beautiful!
    Thank you!
    joannabarker [at] gmail.com

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  52. Of the ones you posted I like the Alpha Tree best. From their website I love Smarty the Owl. Thanks.

    lucycontest at gmail.com

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  53. I love the alpha tree! It matches my boy's room perfectly. How creative.

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  54. What a great find! I love the Coming Together print with its vibrant colors - it looks so happy! :)

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  55. I love Alpha Tree. Would be great for my little peanut's play room.

    denise.fahl at gmail.com

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  56. I think Alpha tree is great, but looking at the website I also LOVE Monkeys: "Rough Riders"! What fun!

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  57. the alpha tree caught my eye. I looked around the site and although I like the overall feel of the prints, the alpha tree is my favortie!

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  58. I love "Landscape" - and Alpha tree too!

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  59. Fireflies on Chocolate does it for me. The painting is so beautiful and relaxing, the colors are perfect for my daughter's room, and not so typical of what you'd see for a toddler.

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  60. I totally love the alpha tree! It's so cute!

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  61. For my son, I would love the 1st Boats print, and for my daughter, the Modern Birds print! Both are so cute!

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  62. The Alpha Tree!

    ~Adrianne

    adgeonmyspace(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. I love the modern birds...so cute! I would love to win!

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  64. I absolutely love the alpha tree - so cute! :)

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  65. I love Coming Together and Always Giving...these are really nice pieces!

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  66. I really like the "Modern Birds".

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  67. I LOVE the modern birds, so adorable!

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  68. I love the Mini Farm prints, especially "Mouse". Such whimsical styles and colors!

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  69. Having a 2 year old that is learning the alphabet and a husband that is a teacher, I am drawn to the "Alpha Tree" for sure! LOVE it!!

    jajclott@comcast.net

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  70. I LOVE "My Favorite Train". It would look perfect in my little boy's room.

    All of her prints are so creative and original! Love them!

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  71. MODERN BIRDS is just my stlye.. and the colors of my girls room!

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  72. I am lovin the love print. thanks for the great giveaway!

    hellomary018ATyahooDOTcom

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  73. I don't mean to sound like a broken record of all the others, but it is true the Alpha Tree is my favorite...Thanks..
    stbaisch[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  74. I love the Alpha Tree- so simple and stylish

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  76. I adore the Alpha tree. I can't stop thinking about what a wonderful addition it would be in our home. Absolutely great!

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  77. They are all beautiful but LOVE is my favorite. How can I be entered in contest because when I log in it says wrong password but when I try to sign up it says I'm already signed up. should be
    username pcbdolphins
    password lauren88

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  78. The Alpha Tree, but I have to say the three you picked out are the best of the crop (looked around at the boy ones and the three you picked are the best).

    Beautiful...
    Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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  79. I love, love the Alpha Tree..and not even for a little kids room. It's one of those things that just makes you happy to look at.

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  80. The Modern Birds are lovely to look at.

    Mommymeng@gmail.com

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  81. ok, in lew of valentines i'm diggin' the love one. i also like the horses & the birds on display (?) any of them would be so cute in Izzie's room.

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  82. Love the alpha tree for my bare baby boy's room!

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  83. Love Love Love all of J. Austin Ryan's stuff!!! but if I had to pick a favorite I think it would be the hearts!

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  84. Birds on Parade is my favorite. But they are all just wonderful!

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  85. I think Mokie's Wish is really sweet.

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  86. I am in love with the Love Chicks...so cute!

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  87. I love the "Kate series", as well as the "Monkey Rocket" for our son's room and the alpha tree for our daughter.

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  88. I am loving both the Alpha tree & the Modern birds! Way too cute!

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  89. The "Monkey Rocket" print is pretty neat!

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  90. My favorite is the Mini Farm: Chick.

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  91. I love Alpha Tree - and Modern Birds. They are all lovely!!

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  92. Monkey rocket and Love...they are fantastic!

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  93. Answer- Always Giving

    Elaine Rosser
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  94. I *love* the alpha tree print! I also enjoy the "always giving" painting.

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  95. i love the alpha tree! so darling!

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  96. The Mini Farm Chick and Modern Hearts 002 prints are my favorites.

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  97. The alpha tree would be perfect in our newly painted "big girl room"!

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  98. I love the Boats 01 and 02 prints, but if I won, I'd have to pick the Alpha Tree. ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

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  99. Yeah, I'm going to have to go with the Alpha Tree. It's a winner.

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  100. I really love Monkeys: "Monkey Rocket". But I think Alpha Tree would be a perfect match for my son's bedroom!

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  101. I "love" the LOVE painting. Wouldn't it make a wonderful decoration for the month of February?

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  102. I love the Walking Horse painting. It looks just like my dad's favorite horse 'Star' at the stable he works at.

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  103. WOW I love the LOVE Tree. Just beautiful.

    malleycc(at)hotmail (dot) com

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  104. I love how the "Alpha Tree" makes the alphabet come to life. The letters jump off the page and provide a magical experience!! I love this site. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Becca
    baughman.r@gmail.com

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  105. The alpha tree just speaks to me.

    christina dot rains dot miller at gmail dot com

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  106. I love the Modern Tree. I wish I could decorate my daughter's entire bedroom with this print!

    anislandlife at yahoo dot com

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  107. Being a mom of four children, I could see any one of the prints in our home. Modern birds would be great for my 3 yr. old's room, but Love would fit Claire and Alpha tree would be perfect for Caitlyn. It's too hard to decide! Thanks,
    Tracey

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  108. I like Alpha Tree and Love Chics-003. Beautiful!

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  109. Modern Birds would make me very happy. :)

    aku.kuro.neko@gmail.com

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  110. I heart the Love Tree. It would look great in my twin girls' room.

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  111. I like the "Modern Birds"print...love the colors!

    -Rachie S.

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  112. tough choice between alpha tree and modern birds, they are both totally cute and would work in my baby's room! --JenO

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  113. My five year-old and I both like "Love".

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  114. I would love to win! Love the birdy tree.

    Stephr806@gmail.com
    Steph Read

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  115. I love the modern birds print. How adorable, and I need some inspiration for my daughter's nursery.

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  116. I love the alpha tree and kate series:) so cute

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  117. I love the LOVE painting. It's colorful and cute, and soothing too. Perfect for every little one.

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  118. it's a tough choice. I love the rocket dog print for my son's room though. it's so classic and retro looking at the same time.

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  119. They are all so beautiful it's hard to choose but I think I would chose the modern birds.

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  120. Love your Alpha Tree!!! My daughter would love it.

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  121. Hi there, great artwork!
    My favorite is modern birds. Would look so great in my daughter's new room.

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  122. I love the Boats 002 print. It would look great in my boys' room!

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  123. I love, love , love the Modern Bird print! I would seriously plan my girls room around it!

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  124. My favorite is the modern birds. her paintings look very cool.

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  125. The "Modern Birds" painting is so fun! I would love to display this in my home.
    ~Katie

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  126. Modern Birds is my favorite.

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  127. the modern birds please. thank you.

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  128. Modern Hearts 001 - LOVELY!

    dbstout(at)juno(dot)com

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  129. I love Alpha Tree with Rocket Dog a close second!!!

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  130. Alpha Tree - what a fun, modern twist on a timeless classic - the alphabet!

    Camille
    www.snaphappymama.com

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  131. I adore the modern hearts-003! It would go perfectly in the room my daughters share. :)

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  132. Best print: Modern Birds (because it reminds me the the drawings my daughter used to bring home many years ago)

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    Carol Thompson

    bthompson[AT] uti.co.za

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  133. Alpha Tree! I love it! Perfect in my baby, Sawyers room!

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  134. I really like the Modern Birds the best, thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. I really like the Monkey Rocket, Rocket Dog and the Alpha Tree. So cute!

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  136. Love the modern birds and the others!

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  137. I like the Monkeys: Monkey Rockets print for my sons room!
    Thanks

    palmersf @ comcast.net

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  138. I love all these prints - she has a fresh style. If I won the contest I'd love Alpha Tree - I also like the Birds on Parade print. Thanks for the contest!

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  139. Shelly McCabe

    Modern birds is my favorite. I think it is so clever. Such fun colors!

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  140. I like the Modern Birds best. Really lovely.

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  141. these are wonderful! lovin the alpha tree!

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  142. hard to pick a favorite as they are all wonderful... but I really love the Alpha Tree :)

    My three year old daughter just LOVES the Alpha Tree too. She said, "mamma, I want it!"

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  143. I don't have a boy but I like the My Favorite Train print.

    Thanks!

    Lisa

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  144. I love the "Grazing Horses." So pretty!

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  145. I'm a mom of four children so it is hard to choose a favorite. They would all look great in our home. Alpha tree would look great in my 3 yr old boys room, but Love reminds me of Claire and Modern Birds fits Caitlyn's personality.
    Thanks. boydsoftexas@yahoo.com

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  146. I love the LOVE tree wonderful so unique and pretty

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  147. I would love the Fireflies on Cotton Candy print. it's beautiful!

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  148. alpha tree is great for anyone with kids

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  149. Wow wow wow! Love Rocket Dog and Fireflies at Midnight.

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  150. my favorite is the Monkeys:"Tricks"

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  151. Alpha Tree is my fav - cute and educational! Perfect for the playroom!!

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  152. I love the Alpha Tree! How cute! It would be the perfect addition to my son's nursery! THANKS!

    royaldixie@charter.net

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  153. "Love" just makes my heart go pitter patter. So sweet. Thanks for the chance.

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  154. love the birds in paradise!
    mom2maria at hotmail dot com

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  155. Love love LOVE modern birds! Too cute and great colors!

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  156. Love Alpha Tree
    THANK YOU GOD BLESS

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  157. I love the "Love" print!!! Adorable!
    Thanks!
    ~Katie W.

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  158. Modern tree

    neneelynn@yahoo.com

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  159. I love the Alpha Tree and the entire monkey series but I think the Monkey Party at our crib is my favorite. It just reminds me of my kids!

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  160. I like the alpha tree the best. I love letters!

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  161. I'm crazy about alpha tree and birds!

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  162. Birds on Parade is so perfect for our new nursery!
    iknowzero@aol.com

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  163. This is Missy Saunders.

    I have a little boy and loved Monkey Rocket, though I think Alpha Tree takes the cake.

    (And if I had enough spare change I'd probably buy Coming Together for my home right now!)

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  164. I enjoy anything with hearts so after looking at all of them I would have to say that LOVE is my favorite.

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