25 April 2011

Who wants some stash?



Snapshot of Heather's box.
A couple weeks ago, I lucked out and received a box of arts/crafts goodies from Heather at Dollar Store Crafts. Then Lola decapitated one of the items inside and I have been on the hunt for headless crow crafts ever since.


I can only imagine these items came from Heather's cupboards, waiting for a rainy day when they can come out and play.

I have rainy day cupboards too. In fact, I have a whole rainy day room.

Despite my own extensive goody stash, receiving Heather's box got me thinking about new projects and ways to approach materials. With that in mind, it's only right I pay it forward and send out some stash busting boxes of my own...

At the end of this week I'll send out three boxes chalk full of creative materials. Some are new, some are old, some are vintage, some are funky. Not funky as in smelly, I mean funky as in, What am I supposed to make from plastic alligators?

These are the challenges of our times. 

Want a box? Its easy. Leave comment below, on Twitter, or on Facebook, in regards to this post with the words "send me a box!"

Winners will be chosen at random, Sunday May 1st, 9pm CST.
Update 5/2/11: Winners have been chosen. Thank you for everyone who entered!

Can I really call people winners? You're not so much winning as helping me. 

You win stuff. I win cupboard space. We are both winners.

So, you are probably wondering what sort of goodies are in store. Good question. Let me take you on a tour...
Everyone has a shoebox with old beads and junky costume jewelry. Its not my fault that mine grew out of its shoebox ten years ago. Don't look at me. It was hungry!
Seriously y'all, what am I going to do with seven shades of blue ric-rack trim? Help me.

You need mermaid rhinestones. I know you do.

A whole rainbow assortment of bias tape. And this is just the stuff still in packages!

I have three drawers laebled "TOYS. NOT FOR KIDS." That says about about me.

There is a tupperware container the size of a small child filled with nothing but paper lanterns. Why?




Who buys rainbow sponges in Chinatown thinking "These will look great as gift wrap. I'll take ten."
Feathers. Gobs of them. Every size an color. Kitty not included.

Button, button, who got the button? I do!





 Keep in mind, this is just the stuff I am tossing. One day I'll  get up the courage to take you on a tour of the rainy day room, aka, The Lion's Den.

Until then, let me know if you are ineterested in getting abox of your own. No obligations or strings attached. I hope the recipients will pay it forward and make something, or maybe use this as an excsue to purge some stuff of their own, but I leave that part up to you.

Sign up by leaving a message below, on facebook, or on twitter with the words "send me a box." 
 
I'll chose one "winner" from each source, so you can triple your chances and sign up in all three places if you really want a box that bad.  No restrictions on location, just make sure you let me know you are interested before Sunday, May 1, 9pm CST.

140 comments:

  1. send me a box! :-) I would love a box as I just moved before christmas and had to toss so much of my own stuff or we would have had to order an extra truck :-p

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  2. I'll take all the rick-rack, bias tape, the not-for-kids toys and feathers you want! It's hard for me to find good stuff like that where I live, which by the way, I'd be more than willing to pay the shipping for! I'm getting all crazy excited thinking about projects I could use these things for!

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  3. Send me a box! Even though the Easter Bunny (aka my step granny) brought me two huge pickle jars full of vintage buttons. I've still got my whole craft table a mess sorting them out! JACKPOT!

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  4. Oh I would love for you to send me a box! Those ric racs seem fantastic!!
    I could spend hours fingering through your craft room :)

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  5. Ohhh! I'm drooling over the ric-racks....

    Yummy stuff.

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  6. oh please please please send me a box! This is perfect! My BFF sends me one periodically and its saved my life several times.

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  7. Oh oh pick me, pick me - Plah-leese send me a box! Ohh, broken beads, rick-rack, plastic dinos, swoon!

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  8. Oooh, I don't need but I want! I can just imagine all kinds of things that those plastic animals want to be glued to.

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  9. Send me a box! Please! Oh what fun I could have with all that luscious stuff.

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  10. Please send me a box! I'm in need of craftspiration!

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  11. I would love one of those fabulous boxes!

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  13. Send me a box, please!

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  14. Derp, I commented before I finished reading the whole post! I have a nasty habit of doing that. :)

    But I'd love for you to send me a box!

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  15. Oh my gosh, send me a box :) It looks like so much fun!

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  16. YES!!! Send me a box!!! You have such amazing stash stuff, I can't wait for the tour!!!

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  17. oh boy, and I thought I had a lot of stuff! I would love to help you out! :)

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  18. Send me a box!!!

    www.leelucreations.blogspot.com

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  19. I am so insanely jealous of your treasures! Send me a box! Please! :)

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  20. what fun! send me a box, please :D

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  21. wooooo, send me a box please, it looks VERY interesting!

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  22. I WANT YOUR JUNK.

    The understated euphemism was totally intentional, no better way to start a Tuesday than with some friendly sexual harassment.

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  23. Send me a box! Oh the fun I could have with that rick-rack. Paddy whack. Give a dog a bone. Or some jewels.

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  24. Oh! Pick me! Pick me! I'd love a box of goodies. I promise to hot glue the s**t out of everything.

    (How much do I love the word verification, "mankylac"? So much).

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  25. I am sure I still have place for all this! :)

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  26. OH!! I'd love a goody box! You've got some awesome stuff there. Everyone needs a box of crazy stuff to get their creative juices flowing!

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  27. Send me a box (please)! I am entranced by the colors :).

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  28. pick me! pick me!
    one, two, three times!!!

    from Italy a big hug

    Eleonora

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  29. Ooooh!! Send me a box!!! (Just don't tell my husband, mkay?) Yay!
    sonojen [at] gmail {dot} com

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  30. Send me a box! My husband won't mind since it was free and it'll fit in my closet, right?

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  31. send me a box! I homeschool and my kids would LOVE the extra stuff for "art" :)

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  32. ooh oooh! pick me! pick me! *excited hand raisey waivey-ness* send me a box!

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  33. send me a box! how awesome!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmaild ot com

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  34. Envoie-moi une boite. Oops, I meant : Send me a box. You always dreamt of sending some of your stuff to France.

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  35. Send me a box! - I can find a drawer or shelf or some floor space that's not in use. It may even help get my creative juices flowing.

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  36. I am especially intrigued by the paper laterns and plastic animals! Can't wait to get a peak in the lion's den! So, yes... please send me a box :) So much creativity waiting to happen there!

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  37. My knees gave out when I read this. I'm on your blog as soon as you put up a new post and find you an inspiration when it comes to using new materials. I'd love to see what I could do with some things straight from you. I'll craft the hell out of that stuff.

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  38. Doh! I can follow instructions, I promise: Send me a box!

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  39. SEND ME A BOX!! I need some craft inspiration to get my home decorated!!

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  40. Ooh, I'd like a box! Rickrack and bias tape and buttons and sequins and rhinestones? Sign me up!

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  41. send me a box!! yay that sounds like a party if i've ever heard of one! :) xox

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  42. Send me a box very much please!

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  43. I would love such a whimsical box! I know exactly what to do with 7 shades of blue ric rac and a plastic alligator! Wonderful treasures!

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  44. Om my goodness, send me a box! So many projects going on in my brain already!:)

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  45. send me a box!

    how in the world have you stayed so organized? it's so pretty just to look at, even.
    thanks for the peek and the possible WIN!.

    p.s. my word verification is "opamb".
    for some reason, the word verifications sometimes crack me up.

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  46. Send me a box! I'm moving and am gonna have to redecorate ;D

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  47. Hip, hip... hooray!
    Send me some stash, please :]

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  48. Send me a box! Please!!

    My 5 year old daughter and I love making found object artwork and this box of inspiration would be the perfect starter kit for many, many masterpieces. Here's hoping...
    All the best,
    CM

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  49. "send me a box!" yes, yes i would love to win won....what fun to go thru and see and the different things...sort of like garage sales only on a minature basis...
    thanks
    c

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  50. send me a box:)
    that striped bias tape is to die for! Plus I am sure I can find a fitting use for all the other treasure in the booty!

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  51. me - me - me - pick me!!!!
    I could totally use a box of goodies for all the crazy ideas that we come up with for our participants in our Adult Day program. And as we are always on a tight (read:non-existant) budget for art /crafts this is totally up our alley :)

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  52. Send me a box!!!!!!!!!
    I submitted for a craft box from DSC, too, but no such luck.

    This seems like such a fun project. :)
    Thanks!!

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  53. Send me Box! I've been de-stashing myself and I de-stashed away a few things I needed, lol :)

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  54. so much fun send mr a box :)

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  55. Send ME a box!!!! Seeing all that rick rack made my heart jump! and, ohh, mermaid sequins! Wow!

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  56. Send me a box! I love the bias tape and the thought of random plastic animals, not for kids. :)

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  57. "send me a box!" would love to have a craft that my 4 kids and I could work on!

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  58. Send me a box- looks like lots of happy crafting could happen there!!

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  59. Send me a box! This is a great idea btw. I think I'll send someone a box.

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  60. What a Fantastic Idea, Send me a Box, I thinking what a great way to get new stuff to get your mojo going and then turn around and get rid of stuff, that might get someone else's Mojo going.. I will definitely play this forward, rather I win or not..
    Thanks for the Idea. I've recently gathered together a box of goodies for a young lady on Freecycle just starting out scrapping and will do it again maybe with a contest such as this in my groups.

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  61. i would really love to recieve a box ! i am a stay at home mom who is learning to be creative on a tight budget. this suprise would mean the world to me. i would love to share the fun with my daughter. VvHoy@comcast.net is my email.
    kirsten hoy

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  62. ***SQUEEEL*** Send me a box, if you please!!!

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  63. Hi, there. Send me a Box. I could do a lot with those goodies playing with my grandkids at art time.

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  64. Please, please, please send me a box! I love reading your blog and I want to say that I way so inspired by your garbage flowers that I have been saving every plastic bottle that I can find to make a garden of my own with my kids this summer. We don't have a very big yard, but we do have a chain link fence in between my yard and my neighbor's. Now I have tons of room for a flower garden! We don't really go through that many plastic bottles in our house much, but I am hoping that once I start putting them out on my fence the neighbors will donate some of theirs too! Thanks for the great ideas!

    Stephanie

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  65. Send me a box, pretty please!!!!

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  66. ME ME ME!! Please send me a box! I'm craft supply deprived! :D

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  67. Send me a box! All of that stuff looks so cool! <3 <3 <3
    Shannon

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  68. ohhhh how kind of you ... "Send me a box"
    celeste@touchedbyabutterfly.com

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  69. Send me a box! This is the craziest contest ever- a grab bag. Great idea! I think most crafters need to do something like this!

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  71. I also shared this on my FB page @ debpaint16
    Thanks again, for the chance to win!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  72. PLEASE>>>>>>>Send me a Box!!! Your old "junk" needs to become My NEW "Treasures"!!!!! Such an Amazing an Generous Give away!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  73. Golly holly, 82 comments by the time I got here today! Well, I'll say send me a box, I love buttons and colors and beads, although I love others to put the beads together for me. I have a friend who I would probably give the beads to if I won the giveaway. HOWEVER, I'm way down on the list, so good luck to the others.

    I did something similar a few weeks ago and went through my craft room and gave away some of my rubber stamps. It was hard to part with them, but I know others will enjoy them. I know that is how you are feeling - someone else will benefit from your collective stash and be awed by it. You are a good woman, Peach.

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  74. Oooh how exciting!!!

    I (like everyone else :P) would love for you to send me a box :)

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  75. You have such cool junk. It's funny how appealing someone else's stuff is .... so pick me ... please.

    And as for the alligator - paint him silver and put him next to your most "girliest" flowers. It will look great. Everyone needs a silver alligator.

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  76. I want one please??? I have had so much I had to throw out recently due to water damage. Grrrrr...and now more rain coming!

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  77. Send me a box!! I am slightly obsessed with ric rac and buttons!

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  78. Fun! Fun! Fun! Please send me a box!!!!

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  79. Please send me a box, it is such a wonderful thing to share. Way fun too!!

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  80. send me a box! i would have lots of fun with it :)

    pulchrabliss(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  81. send me a box!!! omg girl couldnt have come at a better time, my dad has to go in for surgery and i have to stay with my mom who doesnt drive.... i will be there a whole week with nothing to do.....oh please send me a box!!!! mben04564@hotmail.com

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  82. Please send me a box! I have a bazillion ideas running around in my head already!

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  83. Send me a box! I am anticipating the summer heat and would love to create something fun with my toddler!

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  84. send me a box! and I will definitely pay it forward because I have a rainy day room spreading out through the den and garage!

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  85. Send me a box! Theres so many things i could make...

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  86. send me a box. i'm working to become a crafty person, and i'd love to put my creativity to the test.

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  87. Send me a box Aunt Peaches!! Looking forward to the day when you show us the Den.

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  88. Another womans's trash is another woman's treasure:) Oh please Aunt Peaches SEND ME A BOX!!! There's some really awesome stuff there.

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  89. so, I have no stash at all - help me out?

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  90. I would love to help you unclutter!! So, Send me a box! THanks for offering such great stuff! Rebecca

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  91. Oh my goodness. . . I would be the luckiest girl the world to receive a box of your stuff. . . .that would be like HEAVEN! I need to get back into the practice of making just for the joy of making. . . and this would be a perfect start. . . not to mention I know my friends would love it if I shared :P
    Pick me puh-puh-puh-pleeeeeeaseeeeeeeee!

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  92. Please send me a box! Actually, I'm in Chicago I could pick it up or you could drop it off!

    Rose

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  93. send me a box!!!!!! :) i can't find cool stuff like that in mississippi!!!

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  94. SEND ME A BOX!!! omg I could find a million uses for all of these things!! :)

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  95. send me a box! would love to share your goodies

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  96. Send ME a box! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  97. I would love a box... let my creative side run wild!!!

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  98. Box me! :) :) I love this idea!!

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  99. um. wow. I might need some of those lovelies. (don't tell my boyfriend! He makes little side comments about hoarders. I prefer the term "magpie")

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  100. Aunt Peaches has a contest.
    Her stash she is giving away.
    It has alot of stuff I like,
    Yes, send me a box TODAY----PLEASE!

    Laurie

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  101. I almost drooped on my keyboard, so your method of selecting supplies is spot on!
    Please send me a box!

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  102. I just love the way you think, Auntie Peaches... surely, you're the brightest light on the Internet.

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  103. I am not in acquisition mode because I am moving soon. But this offer is too g good to pass up! So send me a box.

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  104. I would be delighted if you would send me a box! :D

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  105. Aunt (said with an ahhhhnt) Peaches. My Mom is in the Alzheimers ward in Florida. They don't have much of a budget, but they do make crafts at least twice a week. They love craft foam and I send them easy kits from Michaels and Oriental Trading from time to time. They decorate 8 tables for every holiday, so they would love the Chinese New Year stuff. They also remember rick rack, so that would be good. They really NEED the mermaid sequins. They love to paste. They have about 12 regulars. I would love the plastic alligators. I would make a necklace and wear it to the golf club with my pink Lacoste (dressy for evening) and Lilly skirt. I don't have a blog yet, so I mentioned you on Junk in my trunk. Does that count? If you send my Mom a box, I will get a box of stuff together in the next three months and pass that along. I have a vintage Cher doll that is missing a hand. I also have a mint, new in the box, Rosie O'Donnell doll that might be worth something, ...someday. Pick us, please.!! Ann

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  106. Send me a box of awesome goodness. Make sure your kitty rolls around on it all so my kitty can have some fun too! And thanks for sharing your stash.

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  107. oooh, send me a box! i'd love some stash to add to my
    stash!!

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  108. FUN! My craft stash is looking kinda boring to me these days. I could definitely use some new inspiration. Send me a box!

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  109. omg I just want the boxes titled "junk" jewelry ...junk, schmunk!! I want it ;)

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  110. ooooo! me! I want stuff! You always need extra stuff! lol :)

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  111. Send me a box please - I would have so much fun with this!

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  112. Send me a box! My 4 year old and I would love it!

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  113. Oh my goodness! How much awesomeness is that?!

    Send me a box! Pretty please?!

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  114. Wow! Send me a box!
    dawnnewsome at yahoo dot com

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  115. this is great! send me a box!
    boon1211 at gmail dot com

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  116. What fun! The ideas are percolating already!

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  117. Send me a box! This stuff would be great for the summer projects I have planned!!! :]

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  118. I would ever so love this magnificent box!

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  119. is it too late to ask for a box??

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-AP

 
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