framers

26 July 2014

We've lived in our house for three years (time flies! time drags!) and our walls are still pretty bare. Excuses? None, really except that my eye for design and interior aesthetics is completely blind and methinks faking the minimalistic look is better than slapping together a terribly curated gallery wall. I don't mind the bareness but I've always felt a little bit guilty that the only photos of the kids are Instagram magnets on the fridge.

And then Minted had pity on my decor challenged soul and offered to help me put together a framed Father's Day gift for Simon. I happily bit.


(It's HUGE, which I love because it takes up an entire wall)

Except I may have put the order in a leedle bit late and after many cryptic hints Simon asked if he was getting spices cameled in from the Middle East because I took way too long to pick all the photos. Oops.

But Minted doesn't just do photographs they also have a HUGE selection of really cool art by independent artists.

I loved this one (to be part of my future and perfectly curated gallery wall - ONE DAY) ...


But for now it shall adorn my dresser in Theo's room (our life is so complicated).

Because I'm a mom at heart (and in real life!) I think my very favorite of it all are the bevy of nursery and kid's prints. Some can be personalized but I had to pick a winner for all ...


Get it? I know you do.

And I came thisclose to ordering Christmas cards last year but I really think I'm going to get it together and roll with Minted this year ... hold me to it, PLEASE.

And now for the best news of all ... Minted is giving one of you lucky, lucky people a $500 credit to spend any way you wish. The only catch is that you have to show me how you spend your winnings after you win. Fine, you don't - but I'd love it if you would. I spent many an hour poring over their site and it'd be fun to see what you pick.

BEST OF LUCK.

(oh! and please make sure your Rafflecopter email is an email you check on a regular basis! I hate having to move onto another winner after I don't hear back from the original)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

405 comments:

  1. I love the circle snapshot art!!!

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  2. Love it when places make decorating easy!

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    1. and I love that piece on the dresser!!

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  3. I've wanted to do their Christmas cards for years, but now I need to check out the custom art!

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  4. Baby on the way. Nursery project in progress and lots of events and announcements around the corner. This would be great,

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  5. Man! I think I'd start with Christmas cards, then move on to bunting and stationary, and the framed things from artists like you saw. lovely!

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  6. They have such cute stuff! We just bought a house, off to go start shopping for some new fun house decor!

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  7. I'm not even Catholic but I want the Alphabet of Catholic Saints book now. For realz.

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  8. I loveeee minted. Going to do my sons birth announcements and our christmas card from there this year!

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  9. I need to win this. We are moving to an interim apartment and I plan on blogging about how to make it feel like HOME for us and our 2 year old. Pictures on the wall are a must and I NEED the motivation to make all of this become more than another grand idea.

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  10. We just moved for my husband to attend law school and I would love to have some new prints to make our place feel like home! :)

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  11. My issue is opposite! I buy/frame a lot of art and pictures and my husband is not convinced that we have enough walk for it. Sooo, most if it is sitting in a storage closet. One day I'll just put them up myself she be fine with it!

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  12. What an awesome prize. The possibilities are endless.

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  13. I love the nursery wall art! So cute!

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  14. I like the Hexagon print, and I could look at the website all day & pick out 134,873 more things!

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  15. I really like both Nature and Rusty Patina paintings- so calming, just what a house with young kids could use ;)

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  16. Considering we're moving to our first house, THIS would be perfect! I'm loving the super cute art prints, especially the flower ones. And the family picture ones are super cute as well.

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  17. I love the Love Location one!! Love Texas :)

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  18. Love your collage! And personalized wrapping paper? So neat!

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  20. ooh I love minted! I have nothing hanging up in my apartment and would love to have a colorful graphic print to cover up my whitewhitewhite rented walls!

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  21. I love Minted! Such great artwork...my walls need some help!!!

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  22. such a pretty selection!

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  23. Stationery is my kryptonite. The Old School Sunshine notecards are already in my cart!

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  24. I have a baby due any day so the birth announcements are calling my name!!!!

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  25. So many cute ideas! I love the photo collages!

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  26. Christmas cards. Birth announcements. Prints. Um... Let's say Christmas cards because by that point I will need something easy peasy.

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  27. We are expecting our second baby after 6 years of trying! I'm so excited, so I would definitely use these as birth announcements. :) I love the gilded garden foil-pressed birth announcement cards, so pretty!

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  28. I love the heirloom apple and on the move prints for my boys playroom. Great giveaway!

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  29. Wow, the stationery is soooo awesome !!! http://www.minted.com/product/personalized-stationery/MIN-ZPZ-PST/lace-and-kraft?ccId=149785&org=photo

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  30. Oh, wow. I didn't realize they did prints like that. Some of those are gorgeous. I especially love the Forsythia print, the London one of St Paul's cathedral, and the palm trees in the wind one.

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  31. I love Minted stuff! I'm about to need some birth announcements in the coming weeks so that would be one thing. But I would also love an art print and the children's room signs are super cute!

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  32. I've always loved their Christmas cards and stationary, but I am really loving the art prints!!

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  33. Loved the frame collage of pics!! What a great company!!

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  35. I love the collage, too! We are moving to a new house next week and it would be perfect.

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  36. obsessed with minted- love the cards!

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  37. I love the gold foil Christmas cards! I ordered two last year because I couldn't choose.

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  38. I've been working on a collage for a few weeks now!

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  39. I will take one of everything. $500 should cover it. Actually, the first bday invites caught my eye. AND minted will address the envelopes?! Yes, please!!

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  40. I always get my Christmas cards from minted! So snazzy! Plus they addressed the evelopes

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  41. I neeeed this!! Thanks for introducing me to their site!

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  42. My favorite is the storybook letter

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  43. Wow, love the "all is calm-ish and bright" Xmas photo card (ha!) and the "day in our life" photo collage. So pretty!

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  44. I really couldn't pick a favorite! I had never been on their website before but I loved everything! The kids nursery prints were exceptionally adorable!

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  45. LOVE Minted! I love the simplicity of the Lupine print

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  46. I love minted! Couldn't pick a favorite!

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  47. Ohhhh snap. Another site to stalk for good deals on decor items. I'm already obsessed. I can only imagine how far $500 would go for the new apartment. Pictures and prints and art work, oh my!

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    1. I love the personalized bunting banners. I think that's so fun! I also enjoy the prints they have for kids... which I would totally buy for my 22 year old self.

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  48. Have a cart full right now! Would love to win!!

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  49. Whoop! I would love to win this one. :-D. Suckered me right into this giveaway GOSH! Can't turn town an opportunity to get some of my snaps printed!

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  50. The animal world map is adorable! And the Christmas cards! Always!

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  51. Their Christmas cards are always the BEST. I usually start looking in August at them because it takes me months to decide with so many great options!

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  52. My cart is full! I love all their stationary. Such cute prints!

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  53. Minted is so great! I love all their nature photography!

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  54. I used Minted for my Christmas cards last year. They were by far my favorite cards ever- and a great price!

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  55. LOVE love love the birth announcement options. Although baby two will probably be turning one by the time we got around to sending them...

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  56. I love all the wedding invitation options!

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  57. I can't win... I won't know what to pick! I love the forsythia and the California dream

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  58. I love the personalised journals. My daughters have used them previously and they are devine.

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  59. I would love to order one of their planners! And also Christmas cards this year if I'm feeling really on the ball :).

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  60. I would love any Christmas cards and there are so many good prints to help decorate my bare "minimalist" walls.

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  61. I really like the stationary and kids room signs.

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  62. I absolutely love Erin Deegan's watercolor series. What an amazing group of independent artists. The design your own board feature is wonderful as well!

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  63. Already married, but the wedding invites are divine!

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  65. So neat! I need some new art for our new (first!) home!

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  66. I love almost everything, design wise on Minted! If I won, I would get all my friends and I personalized journals! :)

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  67. I used Minted for my Christmas cards last year - they were the BEST!

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  68. I love that circle snapshot one that you have! (and like all of the other ones in that section...) I really need some more art/color on the walls here!

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  69. I have used Minted for Christmas cards for the past two years and will use them again this year. Their selection is fantastic and the cards turn out so well each year.

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  70. Love the heart states- as a military family, we like having reminders of where we're from and where we've been!

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  71. We did Minted for my son born in January... expensive but I had coupons and stuff!! :) Loved them. Framed it - cheep decor or something like that :)

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  72. I've been loving all the art they offer. They really showcase many talented artists.

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  73. this is fabulous!!! what great quality and i love your concept of the 'minimalist' look because who know what the heck we are supposed to do?! samesies.

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  74. The art prints are so beautiful to look at! I love the hexagon cluster print and the abstract triangles print in real and I'm sure there are many more but my Internet got weird on me.

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  75. I'm redoing the kids playroom and love all the kids prints! I could see animal world being a great addition to the wall.

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  76. I love the collage! It would look great in my living room!

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  77. Christmas cards and framed art for our bare playroom

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  78. I love the big circle snapshot prints!

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  79. NEED that collage frame. Really don't want to have to replicate it on my own ;)

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  80. love Minted! great giveaway!

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    1. oops, didn't finish...i'd go for the birth announcements, fo sho.

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  81. Love this! I would happily pick out some get some collages of out new family of five! And christmas cards!

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  82. Love the wedding invitations!

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  83. I basically want all of the art prints. And my closet is in the guest room. So I feel you.

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  84. I love minted! By far the cutest cards I've ever purchased, great layouts! I could put this giveaway to great use! Pictures are my favorite decorations on our walls.

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  85. I love the gold foil-pressed birth announcements. I also love the "Summer Clouds" art print.

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  86. Oh I love minted so much!! I would love to get some prints for our new house.

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  87. If I won I'd be all about birth announcements for my twins due in September plus some framed photo art.

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  88. I used Minted.com for our wedding invitations and Save the Dates. We LOVED them and had so many compliments. Right now, I love their party invites!

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  89. Minted has awesome stuff!! I would so do Christmas cards and new baby announcements!

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  90. Love the circle of pictures! Might get it for my husband's office!

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  91. There's a butterfly print (Rhopalocera One) that would look great in my daughter's room. But so many great options--hard to narrow it down!

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  92. I'm about to re-do my living room (it is under construction right now!) and this would be a great way to add some art! Love it!

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  93. Yay Minted! I am head over heels in love with "Staredown" by Amy Carroll!

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  94. I just happen to need some baby announcements and this would be wonderful!

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  95. There is a print by Emily Jeffords that I love but I also would love to do Christmas Cards from there this year.

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  96. I LOVE that Father's Day gift you got for Simon! I would do that for sure!!

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  97. I've loved that IG piece for forever!

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  98. I'd get a couple of the nursery prints that are like birth announcements! There are so many cute ones!

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  99. Loving the circle prints. So.much. I would be doing that or the one shaped like a heart. So.very.cool.

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  100. The flying pig is so cute! I love Minted's Christmas cards too - such cute designs!

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  101. Love the pic of the old camera by 'That Girl Studio'!

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  102. I love the Chalkboard Stats Birth Announcements! So cute!

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  103. Love anything that has their pic on it for the walls since mine are also . . . bare.

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  104. I would love to do some birth announcements and a sweet print for a nursery!

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  105. Christmas cards- I like "book of Isaiah". And maybe I'd go ahead and plan baby's first birthday with their party items :)

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  106. I like the photo gift collage in the shape of a heart.

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  107. There are so many lovely prints to choose from. I found "landscape of triangles" fascinating and "looking forward," a gorgeous shot of mountain peaks. Loved the one you chose on the blue dresser too!

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  108. could never pick!!!! def think wall art. christmas cards. day planner. sucker for a planner

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    1. ha. ruth. paul. who knows. raffle copper don't hate me! hate computers! ha

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  109. I've actually been perusing the announcements since our son was just born.

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  110. Love the wall art, especially the photo collages and the old woman who lived in a shoe!

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  111. Wall art! I need to spruce up my portrait wall :)

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  112. I would definitely use this prize toward some pretty birth announcements for my next baby, due in 2 months!

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  113. Love their stuff. Nursery art and baby announcements are on the top of my list!

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  114. I love the apple for the teacher photo print :)

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  115. I LOVE the hexagon cluster print. Maybe I will actually get some are on my bedroom walls with Minted??

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  116. I love their forsythia art print. And, of course, their Christmas cards. They are lovely.

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  117. I love the block printed arches and just everything...ahh!!

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  118. I love the Vintage Info children's print... I've been wanting to get something like that on the wall for my twin baby boys! And of course their Christmas cards are amazing, too! We get those from minted every year

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  119. They have the best photo calendars & Christmas cards. I need birth announcements this fall and could use some art to hang in our new nursery!

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  121. Oh man. So hard to choose just one. I ordered our Christmas cards through them last year and loved them. I actually ordered postcards instead of the traditional card/envelope route and I absolutely LOVED them!

    I love the Heart Snapshot Mix photo art. The black frame just makes it pop. I also love that I could just hang that on a wall and call it good as far as decorating! ;)

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  122. I need some birthday invitations!

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  123. First, happy belated birthday! I like what you made and would do some sort of collage with the IG pictures, which I've been meaning to do for months. SO many options!!

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  124. Birthday invites for my littles!

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  125. Christmas cards! I would love to be able to make custom cards again and hubskie would love not having to pay the amount we normally do.

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  126. (sorry if this double posts) They have so many pretty things. I could really use some wedding invitations, RSVP & reception cards!

    I love the A Midsummer Night's Dream & Pink Primrose invites, but they are all so beautiful!

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  127. Love the Animal World Map. Their Birth Announcements are wonderful as well.
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  128. I would get my brother and his wife a housewarming gift from the photographs.

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  129. I love their birthday invitations and Christmas cards!

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  130. So many of their options would be perfect for my post-wedding picture projects!

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  131. Such a cool giveaway! So many options to choose from! So hard to pick!

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  132. Ooohhhh! I would love, love, LOVE to give this $500 certificate to my son and future daughter-in-law for wedding stuff!!!

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  133. I love the nursery date-of-birth signs...saves me some time trying to remember how to cross stitch!

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  134. Love Minted! I'm planning on using them for birth announcements for my baby girl due September 2!

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  135. I love their prints for a nursery! My bare walls could use some help.

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  136. I love that Hexagon Cluster by Yao Cheng. Their art collections have caught my eye for forever and I've never bought one...maybe today is my lucky day!

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  137. I'd probably go with a birth announcement since we recently welcomed a new little one. I love the shapes they offer.

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  138. The Snapshot mix would be the PERFECT way to display all of the candid photos from our wedding!!

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  139. Baby number 3 is due in four weeks so I'd be all over their baby announcements!

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  140. love minted! was just thinking about ordering wedding invitations from them!

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  141. LOVE minted! Hope to order some super cute baby announcements later this year. And some super prints for our bare walls all around..thanks for the opportunity Camp!

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  142. Paper is my favorite! I love all the journals...and um all the invitations!

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  143. love the collage :) with our baby arriving in october, i'll be sending announcement/christmas cards this year... this would be perfect! plus maybe something for his room... so many darling prints to choose from :) here's hoping!

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  144. I love the Shall We art print!

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  145. I love Minted, they did a great job on our wedding invitations!

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  146. I am loving the wall prints. I am having trouble deciding on just one.
    Also, now I am wondering how I am supposed to check my rafflecopter e-mail… I just assumed something would get sent to my regular e-mail.

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  147. Great giveaway...love their art and Christmas cards!!

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  148. I just moved into a new apartment, so I'd love to get prints to decorate the walls! Maybe create a gallery wall.

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  149. I'm gearing up for back-to-school, so I'd love to have a calendar to keep on my desk!

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  150. I would love to have some photos printed of my 5 week old!

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  151. I love the monogrammed oars children's art print! That would look so adorable in my son's big boy room!

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  152. Summer Winds by Emily Jeffords. She is actually a friend of mine, and I have FOUR of her art pieces in my home already. Would love to add more to my collection.

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  153. Oh how I love Minted's collection of prints!

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  154. I didn't even know Minted had artwork! I see several prints I would love on there. As well as some of my own! Sherbert Rose is one I would choose...and about 10 others! One for every room! :)

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  155. Impossible to pick! But I'd love all of it :)

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  156. Those personalized "postage stamp" with profile kids' prints are kind of darling.

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  158. Love the 'be unique' print - would love it for my son's room!

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  159. I love their invites and save the dates! So unique and beautiful!

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  160. Not sure if my original comment went through... but I love the "Rusty Patina" piece. Lovely abstract picture with colors just right for my living room!

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  161. I would love to have the Eccentric Leaves and There's always hope print! Everything is so cute!

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  162. I love the heart shaped picture like the one you gave Simone for Father's Day

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  163. We've gotten our Christmas Cards from Minted the past two years, so we'd do that again. I also love the Forsythia print!

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  164. The animal world map must be mine!

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  165. We have a new baby here, so I love the birth announcements! And the addressing feature!

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  166. Just moved, so my walls could use some decorations!

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  167. Love the photo collage and the cards. adorbs!

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