Wednesday, March 21, 2012

April Trend Challenge!

********************** WE HAVE A WINNER!!! THERE WILL BE A SHOP FEATURE HERE ON THIS BLOG SOON. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR A LOVELY FEATURE ON: 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Peelirohini   ***********************

  CONGRATS Peeli !!!



The Promotional Frenzy Team wants to help online small businesses sell their products through smart marketing. One way you can really help the visibility of your shop is by keeping up with current trends. If your shop has items each month that people are looking for, and you tag them appropriately you should get good traffic just from listing and tagging items with current trends!

With that in mind we will be giving Challenges to help Inspire and Motivate you to keep your shop current. For this challenge, there is a list below of trends to watch for this Spring. Your challenge:  Make 1 NEW item for your shop inspired by something in the list below.

Once you have made a piece, list it in your shop, tag it with the trend keywords and then POST YOUR NEW ITEM in the Comments of this blog!  

We would really love it if you would add to your description of your listing, "Inspired by The Promo Frenzy Trend Challenge: http://promofrenzyteam.blogspot.com/2012/03/april-trend-challenge.html "

With links to your items on our blog and links in your item listings to our blog we should all receive valuable back-links for our shops and wonderful exposure!

 You have to post a link to the comments of this blog NO LATER THAN MARCH 27th Midnight (eastern/etsy time). We will pick a winner at random (using random.org ) from the links posted in the comments.  The winner will be announced and given a feature on the blog on April 4th.

 ****** LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES ******

WE ENCOURAGE you to make treasuries based on these trends, and include the people who post links in this blog!  Tag: Promofrenzy for extra exposure!!  You can feel free to post the treasuries in a comment here too!



COLOR  TRENDS
1.  Caramel Colors
2.  Coral
3.  Peach
4.  Banana
5.  Orange/tangerine
6.  Total White (all white)

THEMES / PATTERNS
1.  Floral Prints
2.  Blooming flowers
3.  Animal Prints
4.  Print Mixes
5.  Sea Inspired (shell, pearl, crystals)
6.  Ethnic (fringe, feathers, bright pops of colors)

HOLIDAYS
1.  April Fools (pranks and jokes) - April 1st
2.  Good Friday -  April 6th 
3.  Passover - April 7th
4.  Easter (eggs, pastel colors, bunnies) -  April 8th
5.  Patriot's Day - April 16th

  ALL THE DETAILS (Other)
1.  Spring Weddings
2.  April Birthstone - DIAMONDS
3.  April Zodiac Signs - April 1st - 19th Aries   April 20th - Taurus
4.  Cropped Tops and Hot Pants
5.  Asymmetrical designs
6.  Lace Dresses
7.  Pleats
8.  Multi-layer Necklace
9.  Boatneck Tops
10.  Boudoir Fashion - (slinky fabrics, lace trim, ruffles, revealing necklines, and splits)

*****  We will update this as Etsy Posts April Merchandising Trends.




HAVE FUN and get creating!

From your Promo Frenzy Team

120 comments:

  1. Oh - I'm excited - I already have some ideas!!

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  2. I choose BLOOMING FLOWERS

    I listed a blooming Lily vintage brooch

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95772705/vintage-silver-lily-brooch-pin

    Bill from PaganCellarJewelry

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    1. I was already thinking SPRING with my listings this week! It hit 81 here in Chicago so my mind is already thinking garden time!! LOL

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    2. faster than the speed of light ...

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  3. How exciting! I cannot wait to see what everyone has in store for the challenge :)

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  4. Sounds like fun!!!
    Hmmmmm the wheels are turning ...

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  5. Yay!

    I added the note about the blog too and used blooming flower as a tag.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95761214/three-one-inch-pinback-floral-buttons

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    1. THANKS!! So excited, we will have some amazing items in a week!

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    2. I cant wait to see, category themes, and patterns BTW.

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  6. This post has been Stumble Reviewed ...

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    1. Thanks Jill !! It has been G+ too!

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  7. Wow! Wonderful idea. I have a couple of ideas in mind already.

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  8. Hi!
    I listed CARAMEL wrap bracelet!
    and added a link to this blog:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95542460/braid-caramel-wrap-bracelet-twisted-4
    Noa - from The Urban Lady

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    1. Please make sure it is a NEW item :)) We want to encourage everyone to build their inventory and to constantly grow and offer new pieces.

      Your caramel bracelet is really pretty!!

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    2. Thank you so much, it is new from this weekend, is that ok?

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    3. Urban... it is to be new since the challenge was delivered!!! Thanks.. I am sure you have other gorgeous items that fit the bill!

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  9. Wow so excited about this challenge, already have some of these on my list to make :) will get them made in the next day or so :)

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  10. Looks like blooming flowers is going to be popular. here's mine http://www.etsy.com/listing/95777509/floral-print-rose-arrangement

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  11. Oh how cool! I hope to be back with a listing soon:D

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  12. My mind is whirring with ideas... just time I am short of

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  13. How exciting.... I will get on this right away.. can not wait to see all the submissions!!

    Janet, thank you so much you are so good to the Promotional Frenzy team.. we want to see one of your beautiful creations as well in this challenge.

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  14. So many ideas....just deciding what to list!

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  15. What a great challenge!! I'm feeling the urge to go with blooming flowers, too!

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  16. Can it be a item from my supply shop ? I have a order arriving my the end of the week and I am sure I've got just the perfect special something to fit one of the sections above :)

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    1. I don't see why not. It takes planning in advance to have the right supplies and you still need to take the time to list and tag properly. So I think that counts :)))

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  17. Thanks for the motivation. I'll have to get busy!

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  18. Gets out the sketchbook...I am on it :) Sounds like fun!

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  19. oh dear how stressful (but in a fun way!!)! :D :D :D I`m coming up with ideas I am I am! :D :D :D :D

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  20. I have an idea - we'll have to see how it looks out of the kiln.

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  21. Great idea! I'll see what I can come up with.

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  22. What a cool challenge! My brain is straining! LOL

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  23. So many trends to consider. It will be hard to limit it to 2!

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  24. How fun, and thank you for the invite, Mona of SewingGranny! This is a wonderful idea to show the trends for the season. I have these Animal Print earrings....leopard is HUGE right now!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/85488874/meow-leopard-earrings-louisiana-eangteam

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  25. How fun! Can't wait to add some cool new stuff to my shop and see what everyone else is inspired to create!

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  26. I can't WAIT to do this! I have a Parker idea swimming in my head RIGHT NOW!!!!

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    1. Can't wait to see what you come up with Katie!

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  27. It's a wonderful idea. Thank you for the hard work:)
    Thinking thinking and I hope I will come up with something before the due date.
    Good luck Frenzies!!!

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  28. Wow this is really exciting!i love challenges:) im looking forward to making two items!im already getting some great ideas :D

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  29. This is exciting. I have 2 ideas already on my list.

    G+ the link already.

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  30. Wonderful Challenge! I look forward to seeing everyone's listings!
    Amy

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  31. I am super super excited for this challenge. THis is inspiring me to create some new pieces. I cant wait to see all of them.

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  32. I choose Holiday;
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95678377/pattern-happy-holidays-by-terry-atkinson

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    1. Ruth do you have a pattern for a spring item? We are looking for spring, Easter, colors and trends!!!

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  33. I chose Orange :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95833370/orange-patchouli-mineral-bath-salts-soak

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  34. So much to think about! I can't wait to get started. Decisions, decisions!

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  35. Unique Cozy Treasures - I may list my beautiful banana color vintage McCoy planter.... I better get some photos taken right away!

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  36. So many ideas, so little time! Oh what to do first! Must settle down and plan before I move forward!

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    1. Please make sure it is a NEW item. We really want people to get motivated to do something different and increase their inventory :))

      The candle sound yummy though!

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  38. Just listed this great baby afghan, that looks all Eastery, so I'll choose Holidays.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95837556/small-granny-square-baby-afghan-soft-and

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  39. I love a challenge!! It is a great to focus on something different...I have a weekend free for glasswork - yea!

    Thanks for the great blog!

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  40. 2nd entry

    Banana

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95831652/lemon-poundcake-mineral-bath-salts

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  41. Love this idea!
    Here is my entry
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95846099/tangerine-wedding-invitation-printable

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  42. Ok here is my Entry #1!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95809988/fused-glass-peach-pendant-dichroic-fused?ref=pr_shop

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  43. Just what I needed to get off my duff. Have to whittle down the ideas and focus on one or two. Thanks for the much needed push!!!

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  44. Just the motivation I needed to list some new items!

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  45. Here's my second!

    Sea Inspired.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95853540/sea-inspired-print-beach-theme-sea

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  46. Passover
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/93845213/passover-seder-earrings

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  47. Here's mine!

    www.etsy.com/listing/95863393/tangerine-floral-coin-pursezippered

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  48. I just finished my spring summery April necklace.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95877126/yellow-turquoise-with-green-butterfly

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  49. Here is my 2nd entry: For the Peach category

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95849418/fused-glass-dichroic-candle-holder-small

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  50. My spring wedding earrings:) :
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95897809/wire-crochet-sterling-silver

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  51. Banana Coral Rag Crochet Basket
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95903786/banana-coral-rag-basket-crochet-fabric

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  52. My first entry is For Banana yellow:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95920020/soft-yellow-spring-infinity-scarf-circle

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  53. Oh cool! I will have to find a new it to list!

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  54. here is one based on ethnic, bright pops of color
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95941423/retro-dots-zipper-wristlet-colorful-mod

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    1. Thanks for adding to our challenge... you will find your item posted here:
      https://plus.google.com/u/0/104629151189551840701/posts

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  55. Could be in the Easter Pastels or Spring Wedding category ...
    http://pinterest.com/pin/226165212507065433/

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    1. I cannot believe I left the Pinterest link instead of the one from my Etsy shop. double-duh!!!
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/95796746/keishi-pearl-bracelet-double-strand

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  57. My first entry :)
    Entry is to Blooming Flowers or maybe Spring Wedding category
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95964553/fiery-orange-carnelian-spring-floral

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  58. Here's my first entry not what I had planned to list but my day has gone a bit pear-shaped, but it is a brand new listing for today

    Its for the 'Orange' category

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95971512/5-large-orange-calcite-crystal

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  59. My first item for SPRING FLOWERS
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95972221/spring-flowers-button-necklace

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    1. Love those delicate flowers in this gorgeous necklace :) the colors are just so perfect together !!

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  60. My first challenge Item Spring Flowers

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95975776/swarovski-orange-yellow-flower-bracelet

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  61. here is one, inspired by easter (jelly beans, easter baskets)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96010547/cotton-drawstring-bags-blue-and-red

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  62. Here is my first item for the challenge for the theme: BLOOMING FLOWERS
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96047714/blooming-flowers-spring-parker-polymer

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  63. Heres my first entry, category "sea inspired" if you couldn't guess :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96110578/sea-life-and-swarovski-crystal-charm

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  64. Here is my entry for the "White" color category and possibly "Animal Prints"
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96113474/gold-dragonfly-fused-glass-pendant

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  65. Here's my entry under the "Blooming Flowers" theme:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96114795/handmade-lampwork-focal-bead-large-ebony

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  66. Here is my entry for "Easter" (pastels and egg shaped) - or "Blooming Flowers"
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96116802/easter-rose-fused-glass-pendant-necklace

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  67. I choose orange:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96125183/orange-blossom-tea-lights

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96125125/orange-blossom-7-oz-candle

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  68. I love this idea...I have no idea what I am going to do though!

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  69. Just a gentle reminder ... submissions close March 27th Midnight.

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  70. My second entry is to Easter - Pastels - category !
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96159535/handmade-spring-easter-pastels-in

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  71. Here's one for me. Spring Trends - Tangerine - Easter Color

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96178389/handmadetangerine-glass-disks-bracelet

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  72. Finally got one ready! Blooming Flower
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96185787/white-daisy-photography-spring-flowers

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  73. Couldn't resist listing this fun print for the contest. This fun photo was tweeked in photoshop, giving the orange pepper more of a peach color!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96185787/white-daisy-photography-spring-flowers

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  74. Here is my first. Beach/sea shore bracelet:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87624811/charm-bracelet-silver-anchor-sailboat

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  75. http://www.etsy.com/listing/90120411/three-strand-flowered-necklace

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  76. White Weddings
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96203801/white-pearl-and-swarovski-crystal-silver

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  77. 1st Entry

    Banana: Yellow wine stopper with fruit tree motif

    http://promofrenzyteam.blogspot.com/2012/03/april-trend-challenge.html

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    1. Is this the one you wanted to post, Glitter:
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/96202958/wine-bottle-stopper-yellow-tree-motif

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  78. Here's my 2nd Entry - Blooming Flowers

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96157258/yellow-rose-hand-crafted-3d-decoupage

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  79. Mona, yes, the yellow wine stopper - sorry!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96202958/wine-bottle-stopper-yellow-tree-motif

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  80. Second entry, EASTER PASTELS

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/89995802/fruity-pastels-necklace-and-earrings-in

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  81. I chose SPRING WEDDING
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96241338/pearls-and-clear-crystals-bracelet

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  82. 2nd Entry - Peach, Orange
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96245132/colors-of-spring-bracelet-with

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  83. 2nd entry: Easter
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96282317/matryoshka-nesting-egg-dolls-purple

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  84. Woohoo I finished the photos just in time,

    Here is my entry into themese: Sea Inspired

    Tiny little Merboy (mermaid baby)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96283564/tiny-baby-mermaid-boy-handmade-in

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  85. WOW! Look at all those fabulous creations!

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  86. Here's my entry! I posted it yesterday but forgot to add it to the blog
    Topic: Easter
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96237587/easter-printable-he-has-risen-chevron

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  87. Here is my second entry
    Topic: Floral designs
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96322467/decorative-hand-painted-ring-boxfloral

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  88. Can't wait to see the winners of this fabulous challenge! *Ü*

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  89. Unique Cozy Treasures - Some fabulous challenge entries.

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  90. Look at these glorious entries! I cannot wait to see who wins! This was a fun challenge!

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  91. Congrats Peeli... your work is stunning!!!

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  92. Congratulations! And this is a very fun idea.

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