Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Camera Strap Giveaway

WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. Comments are closed. See previous post for Winner. Thanks for your interest in this giveaway!

Hi readers! I have an exciting giveaway for you today. Kim at Something Strappy, a fellow Disney-nut and scrapbooker, contacted me a while back and let me know about her ADORABLE Disney camera straps. I fell in love immediately. So, today on Disneyland's Birthday - HAPPY 57th to my FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD!!!!!- we're offering you the chance to win your very own Something Strappy custom camera strap.


And her non-Disney straps are just beautiful! PERFECT fabrics, colors, and style! So awesome.

Kim even designed several Disney themed straps especially for this feature and giveaway!! You have to go check them out. I know you're going to want one (or two, or three!).

I LOVE that her straps are not just strap covers, but whole new straps. Check out my adorable Minnie Mouse Ruffle strap in action!



(excuse the iPhone pics, my actual camera was on ME! haha!)

Since I've used the strap personally, I can tell you guys they are awesome. Mine is soft minky fleece on the bottom, but it doesn't make my neck hot. They are totally sturdy and I feel completely comfortable hanging my camera on it.

I can't WAIT to take this little cutie to Disneyland. And Kim is just a sweetheart. She noticed that I liked cross-body straps, so she let me know that I could send her a mesaurement and get my strap cross-body style. It fit PERFECTLY because it was custom made for me!!

She has an add-on section of her shop where you can add extra length, an adorable flower, or a camera lens pocket. <-- Genius!!

Don't have a DSLR?! Don't even worry!! She makes adorable wrist straps for point & shoot cameras too.


I decided we should all get to know the owner of Something Strappy, Kim, a little bit better, so I conducted a little interview.

How long have you been sewing?
I have been sewing since I was a little girl. My grandmother lived with us, and both she and my mother sewed - my mom made me TERRIFIC Halloween costumes. I was always making things with scrap fabric, and then later took lessons at our local sewing shop when I was about 11. I remember the teacher had the worst coffee breath! I have made lots of different things, but camera straps for Something Strappy is my first business endeavor. I think both my mother and my grandmother would be impressed.

What design camera strap do you use on your personal camera?
You would think that since I own Something Strappy, I would always be changing my camera strap - but I really don't very often. Right now my camera is stylin' in my "Fly Away" strap. I love this one because I love gray as a classic base color - but I do have to have color. The colors on this strap just pop off the fabric. It's fun and bright, and it looks great with anything. Really, when you are a camera-toting mom like me, it's nice to have a strap that looks great, speaks of your personality, and is comfortable to wear. That's what I try to create for my own clients. I also want to make them affordable. A camera strap is a fun accessory, but like many others, people want to change them occasionally. I try to keep my prices so that people feel as if they can afford to come back and buy another strap for a different season, event, or when they just want a change.

What Disney park do you frequent most and how often do you go?
Our family has been to Disney World's Magic Kingdom most often. We have been going every other year for a while now. We love staying on site, and have a great time enjoying the spirit of Disney. I can't think of any other place that is more enjoyable to travel to when you have kids than Orlando. There is just so much to do! We just went again last spring, and I was at Magic Kingdom for it's early morning opening. I was walking, holding hands with my son, and he took in a deep breath and said, "I love the smell of Disney!" I had to laugh that we had been there enough that this child could identify even the smell.

What's your favorite Disney park attraction (ride, show, etc)?
Personally, I love Big Thunder Mountain. I have a great picture of my daughter on the ride from when she was 9. I was in the car with her and turned to take her picture with my little point-and-shoot. It's not an award-winning photo by any means, as we were being jerked all over the place. But her head is back, hair blowing in the wind, and she is just laughing a great big laugh! Every time I look at that picture, I am reminded about how much fun it is to be a kid again. My other "must do" is the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. I can go to that show multiple times on a trip, and always get a good laugh. It's a great "sit down & cool off" opportunity, and the show really is so clever & funny.

What's your favorite Disney movie?
I have to admit it - I am a Pixar girl. Monsters, Inc. is my favorite, but Cars and Nemo are up there too. The AristoCats is my favorite childhood Disney movie.

What else do we need to know about Something Strappy?
When I made my own camera strap because I was just tired of my black one, I never thought I would be able to make a business like Something Strappy out of it. But - I have! And I love it. I don't want to be the type of business that simply mass produces straps; I want each of my straps to be special. I like to purchase small amount of fabrics so that I am always changing what is in stock, and I really love it when I have the time to get extra creative. Adding ruffles, flowers, buttons, and other embellishments is very enjoyable for me. For me, making the straps is kind of like scrapbooking (which I have been doing for 13 years now) - a great background may be all you need, but layering in just the right way can really give your project some pop. Some of the most fun I have had is creating Disney-themed straps in preparation for this giveaway. Originally I was just offering a Mickey and a Minnie strap. But it was actually Brittney's digi-kits that got me thinking (okay, my daughter would say obsessing) about Disney-inspired straps. I didn't want to go out and buy Disney fabric and make a strap; I wanted the strap to be more creative than that. So I have been having lots of fun working on straps that represent various Disney characters. I think one of my favorites is my Maleficent strap - just because she is such a terrific Disney villain. But I also love the simple patchwork strap of various black, red and white patterned fabrics. For me, it is more than just sewing a camera strap, it is creating something that puts a smile on the face of any client when she grabs Something Strappy to head out the door.

Thank you so much Kim, for letting us get to know you and your business a little better.

I LOVE spotlighting small mommy-owned businesses like this. Because that's what I am too!

Ok - to the part you've been waiting for - the giveway!! . . .


How to enter:

* Comment here on the blog with the name of the camera strap from Something Strappy that you'd love win.
* 1 entry per person
* Open to all US Residents. (outside of US - you can enter if you'll agree to pay the added shipping cost)
* Entries due by midnight (Mountain Time) on Thursday night, July 20. Winner will be announced on Friday morning.

*** Winner receives 1 camera strap of their choice from Something Strappy. ***

Make sure you visit Something Strappy on Facebook. She's doing a Britt-ish Designs giveaway there too. Simultaneous Giveways!!

WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. Comments are closed. See previous post for Winner. Thanks for your interest in this giveaway!


116 comments:

  1. I like the Pop Chevron Camera Strap! So fun!

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  2. Disney Hidden Mickey strap would be my choice to win...... Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  3. These are SO cute! I would love to win the Fly Away Simple Camera strap!

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  4. This is such a great idea!! I absolutely love the Minnie one, the last picture posted on the blog, this will ddefinately make me look stylin' the next time I stroll through Disneyland!! Thanks for the chance to win one!!

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  5. How cute, I've seen all kinds of camera straps, but I've never seen a Disney themed one! I am in love! My favorite is the Minnie Mouse Ruffle Strap.

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  6. ♥ LOVE the cars one (my favorite pixar movie)! thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Omg! those are all so cute
    I adore the pop chevron one the best though.

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  8. I love the cars camera strap. They are all soo cute!

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  9. Great giveaway!! I'm loving the Belle of the Ball camera strap. Fingers crossed!

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  10. I love these straps.... wow she is so talented! I would love the ruffle minnie one.. Thanks for the chance.

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  11. Does she ship to Europe (if I cover the costs of coarse)? Cause even if I don't win, I saw a few straps that I really like!! It was hard to choose between the Belle, Malificent and a minnie one, but I'm going for the Stylish Malificent one!! Thank you for the chance!

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  12. Cute Cute Cute...I like the Bell of the Ball!

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  13. Hi Jojo! I meant to mention her US shipping requirement for the giveaway. Thanks for reminding me. She'll ship the giveaway strap anywhere in the US. If you win outside the US you have to agree to pay the extra shipping cost.

    As far as ordering outside the US from her shop - I'll ask her! I'm sure she would, it would just cost extra. Stay tuned . . .

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  14. My fav is the pop chevron but they are all adorable! So much fun!

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  15. I love the Minnie Mouse Ruffle or the Disney Patchwork strap is so cute too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Love these!! I would love the Mickey Mouse Club one!! Thanks for the chance!

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  17. I love the Too Turquoise camera strap!

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  18. Um, I have to say that the maleficent strap is pretty awesome! The "Sophisticated Mouse" is pretty darn cute, also, but I think Maleficent is my first pick!!!

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  19. They're all awesome but I think I'd go with the little mermaid! thanks so much for both giveaways! thanks for the chance!

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  20. These are so fun! I've made a couple of strap covers but a whole change of strap would be nice too! I love the Mickey Mouse Club strap! Thanks so much for the chance to win! =)

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  21. I really love The Mickey Mouse Club stap ! My fiance and I could use both ^^ So sad we can't have fun straps in France (I will pay the extras no problem ^^). Thanks for the giveaway Britt !

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  22. Love the Fly Away strap!!
    summerflood at me.com

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  23. These are so cute!!!

    I love Belle of the ball!

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  24. Love these! My favorite is "It's in Black and White" (which would be even more perfect with a Hidden Mickey!)

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  25. Ugh! This is difficult for me because all I have is a point & shoot but hope to be getting a MILC/DSLR in the near future. If I had to choose, I guess the Simple Camera Strap DSLR SLR - Bejeweled would be for a DSLR and the Hidden Mickey Camera Wrist Strap Point and Shoot Wristlet for a P&S. Thanks for a chance, Britt!

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  26. I have spent ages trying to pick just one. It would have to be a Disney one, and I think the Minnie Ruffled one is my favourite, but I really like the patchwork, and the hidden mickey one is great too!!

    I'm going to be in Disneyworld next week! if I don't win, I think I might need to order one :)

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  27. Ohh, these are so stinkin' cute!
    I love the sophisticated mouse one.
    What a great gift idea!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  28. I love the sophisticated mouse. So cute!!

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  29. I'd love one of the super girly ruffly ones, but since hubster will be using it too, I'd have to get the Mickey Mouse Club strap!

    These are all so cute. Adding to my favorites in Etsy too!

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  30. Oh my gosh!! 1 of each please. :) My favorite is the Fly Away Simple Strap. Very cute! Thanks!!

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  31. Oh my goodness, DARLING straps! I think I need one for my first every trip to the Magic Kingdom in January. I love "Put that Camera Away or So Help Me"...my favorite Pixar movie!! :)

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  32. I'd love a chance to win the Minnie Mouse ruffle strap!!! It's just toooo cute & would look adorable for my trip to Disneyland in the spring! Aloha!

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  33. Wow, neat straps, thanks for sharing this info and the fabulous interview. I'd love the chance to win "The Mouse House" strap.

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  34. Love the Fly Away Simple Camera strap. I've never seen Disney ones before -- all of her strap are REALLY cute.

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  35. These are so awesome! I love that she does custom stuff to fit your personality and to fit your preference. You look so cute with it on!!! I love the Disney ones, of course, but I think my pick would be the cha cha stipe one! Love those colors!!! What a super fun giveaway! I might have to buy one for my photographer as a gift!!!!

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  36. These are so awesome- and a dual giveaway! Oh wow! :) I would LOVE the Pop Chevron one...so hard to choose! I have to say you are right about the lens pocket being GENIUS! If I could tell you about all the places I've found my lens cap...well...we'd be here all day! :) Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

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  37. So cool! I like the Sophisticated Mouse camera strap to win--but I like a lot of others, too!
    Kim P

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  38. So. Much. Cuteness!! I think it would be hard to choose between Fly Away, Hidden Mickey and A Sophisticated Mouse. They are too cute! Love this give-away!! :) *fingerscrossed!!!

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  39. These are so cute, and the prices are really reasonable, too! I think my favorite is "It's in Black and White". Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. Oh man. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing it would be to have a cross body camera strap. It would save my shoulder from a world of pain! LOL!! I love the Hidden Mickey and the Minnie Ruffle straps! Soo cute!

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  41. Oooh, I LOVE Something Strappy's etsy store! I've been a fan of her's for a while now! it was great to learn more about her! Narrowing down my fav is a hard choice! I have so many I like! I think my fav would have to be the Disney Patchwork, but Sea You Soon is a close 2nd! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. Oh, I would love the You Choose Disney Patchwork strap. Not only would it make me happy. But my friend April, a professional photographer, would jump for joy. She cringes every time she sees me holding my strapless camera in my hands. LOL. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  43. So many to choose from, but I love the Mickey Mouse Club strap! Thanks for this great give away ;)

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  44. What a cool idea!! I love the fly away simple camera strap, so cute!!!
    Thanks!!!!

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  45. I love the Hidden Mickey strap, but they are all super cute!!!! mariasingz@yahoo.com

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  46. What a great giveaway and this makes me wish I had a camera even more! But seeing that I don't I'd love to get the honey bee strap :)

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  47. I love the pop chevron strap. Thanks for the chance.

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  48. Thank you for the chance of winning this great price!! I would love to win the Little Mermaid Camera Strap!

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  49. Oooh...these are wonderful. Hmmm..I'd think I'd go with Fly Away if I had to choose.

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  50. I've been looking for a Disney Camera Strap! These are too adorable! I like the Mike strap. Monsters, Inc is my favorite too - it was mine & my husbands first date :)

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  51. I'd love to win the ou Choose Disney Patchwork Camera Strap with these materials: Mickey Mouse Silhouette, Black Scrolls, and remix polka dots. These are gorgeous! Thanks girls!

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  52. I have a purple camera, so the Maleficent one would be my choice. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. These are just too cute! Love so many, but my fave would have to be Lightning McQueen!
    Thanks for the chance

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  54. Love, Love, Love these straps! I've been looking for a new one for out trip to WDW in Sept...so I would really love to win one of these! They're all so beautiful...I think any of the Disney ones would be great! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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  55. So hard to pick just one... but if I have to it would be Sea You Soon for me!

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  56. These are soooo cute! I love the one on the top row in the middle of your blog post - it's green ruffled with purple in the background. Looks like tinker bell inspired, but I can't find it in the shop. If it's not available, then I would choose Maleficent! I notice Kimberly is from Defiance OH which is where my sister went to college!

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  57. I love so many of them! I am having a tough time choosing, but right now Too Turquoise and Sea You Soon are my favorites.

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  58. Love these. I'd love to have A Sophisticated Mouse. Thanks for the chance!

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  59. They are all so cute! I loved the ruffley ones but since DH uses the camera a lot I had to rule those out so I'd have to say my favorite is "Just Mickey Minky". Thanks for the chances to win ladies!

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  60. Fun giveaway. I would pick the Just Mickey strap! :)
    THANKS

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  61. Very cool straps! I love the Disney Hidden Mickey Camera Strap. I would love a custom Hawaii inspired strap too! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  62. It was so hard to choose! But I think I like Cha Cha Stripes the best.
    And how cool that she is in Defiance, OH. My brother and his family live there, too!

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  63. Hey, if it's Disney then I'm there! I love the ruffle Minnie strap .. just too cute! I'm also a fan of the cross body and love the idea of customizing a strap to fit.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. These are awesome. Thanks for the giveaway chance! I would have to choose the Mickey Mouse one. Love that she has so many options. Like you I love the extra length option because I wear my camera crossbody too.

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  66. These straps are adorable! Which to choose? The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse strap was the one that really sticks with me. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  67. I love the Fly Away one and think it would be super cute with a flower! I love these straps. I might need to hook myself up with one or two or three!

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  68. Thanks for the fun giveaway Britt! Those straps are so much fun. I'd love to win. Although I'm not in USA, I don't mind paying the shipping.

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  69. Put that camera away or so help me! Love it and that will help the kids look at the camera. :)

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  70. I would love a Tiana-inspired strap for my Little Princess. Barring that, the Sophisticated Mouse Camera Strap is probably my favorite.

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  71. I adore all of these! The disney ones are awesome....but I think I would have to choose the:
    Camera Strap DSLR SLR Cha Cha Stripes

    I love brown with color so its perfect for me!

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  72. So many cute straps omg! So I decided on Disney Hidden Mickey Camera Strap. :D

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  73. Thanks for the chance. These are so cute. I am always looking for Disney accessories and this would go great with my new camera. I especially love the "Just Mickey Minky Dslr Slr Camera Strap". Thanks so much for the chance.

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  74. I love the Fly Away strap. Beautiful and practical colors!

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  75. Thanks for the chance to win! What an adorable idea and the talent to create these, wow! I love the iconic mickey mouse club one.

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  76. Oh, if I had to choose one, it would have to be the Minnie Ruffle. Too cute!

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  77. Definitely the Just Mickey strap. Love them all though.

    Thanks for the chance to win,
    r0binb

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  78. Those straps are adorable. I've got to get on Etsy more. I'd absolutely love the Mickey Mouse Club strap. Thanks Britt for the opportunity!

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  79. I like you're turning violet :)

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  80. 80 Comments..WOW!! Good luck to everyone!!

    Britt..thank you so much!! I am totally love the Choose your own Disney Patchwork and the Hidden Mickey straps!!
    I may have to get the PnS strap too!!

    Woo-Hoo!! Please randomly pick me!!!

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  81. I love Something Strappy!!! and I would love the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse strap! Thanks for featuring this inventive mom!

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  82. Oh My GOODNESS!! These are GORGEOUS!! I would SO LOVE the Minnie Mouse Ruffle one!!!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

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  83. Hard to pick just one! I guess my first choice would be dragonfly lily pad.

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  84. The Hidden Mickey strap is pretty cute! Love it!

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  85. What great camera straps! I would love to win the You Choose Disney Patchwork Camera Strap. Thanks!

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  86. That was a tough choice. I think I would have to go with pop chevron as my first choice! What a great talent she has!

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  87. I like the Minnie Mouse Ruffle Strap - it is so cute but then again - they are ALL cute! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  88. Of the ones currently for sale I ADORE the Disney Minnie Mouse Ruffled Camera Strap. But looking through her sold items, I am a sucker for owls and her Hoot wristlet is precious too.

    Thanks!

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  89. This is exactly what I've been lookin for! My favorite is the Mickey Mouse Club with the extra length. If I don't win it...I'm buying it! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win.

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  90. I love the Disney Hidden Mickey Camera Strap. This would be a touch of Disney with you all the time!

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  91. They are all SO pretty...how do you choose one? I guess I'd have to pick the You're Turning Violet Camera Strap...my favorite color is purple and that one is gorgeous. But really I'd be happy with any of them. I'd probably want to do the same as you and get it longer; I always wear mine crossed over my body as well. :)

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  92. Wow, they're all so fabulous! Love the Sketchy Minky strap

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  93. I too love the disney hidden mickey strap but they are all fabulous!Picking one was pretty hard! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  94. !These are amazing!! My favorite is Sophisticated Mouse. I love the black and white on one side and the classic red with polka dots on the other!
    Thanks for a chance to win

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  95. OMG, never seen these before! I do like the Fy Away but if I had to choose one it would have to be something more Disney so Hidden Mickey it is! Thanks for the info and the chance to win!

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  96. So many pretties in her shop! I especially love the Pop Chevron design.

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  97. Oh my goodness - too cute! I love anything Girly so any of the ruffles one really - the Tinkerbell and Belle inspired straps are gorgeous but the polka dot ruffle is too cute too! Gah, too hard to choose! Thanks for this awesome giveaway girls! :)

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  98. These are all gorgeous...and all look so well made! Wow! I love the Just Mickey Minky DSLR strap...adorable!

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  99. These are amazing! I think my favorite would be the You Choose Disney Patchwork...and I'd add a lens pocket...how cool is that?

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  100. How cute the straps are! I like the photo/strap in "You Choose Disney Patchwork Camera Strap". The "Mickey Not So Scary" is adorable too.

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  101. I LOVE the cha cha stripes strap!! The colors are so pretty & I think it would be perfect going into fall!!

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  102. I loooooove these! such a great idea and they look really comfortable to wear!! I would love to win the "fly Away Simple Camera strap".

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  103. I would love to win pop garden! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  104. Thanks for introducing me to these camera straps. Even if I don't win, I'm gonna have to buy one! If I do win I would love the Lotus Love Simple Camera Strap. Thanks for the chance to win one of these!

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  105. I love the Pop Chevron! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. Would love to win one of these, I really like the Too Turquoise one. Thanks!

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  107. I would choose the Ohio State Buckeyes as a gift for my brother & SIL. They are HUGE OSU fans! :)

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  108. I love the pop chevron! Such cute colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. I thought for sure I'd want a Disney strap...until I saw the Ohio State one! They are fabulous!

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  110. I LOVE Something Strappy! My all time favorite strap is the yellow chevron featured in this blog post, if that was in the shop I think I would buy it right now!! However, of the ones currently in the etsy shop it is a close call between mediterranean vacation and sketchy minky. Such great colors!!!

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  111. Oh, so timely! I'm in need of a camera strap! I can't decide between Fancy Pants & Your Turning Violet!! I really like minky, though . . .
    Thank you both for the fun giveaway!

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  112. love love love the Tinkerbell strap! So cute! My hubby and my Mom and I just signed up for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in Disneyland next January and it would be PERFECT for our trip!

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  113. I'm in love with the Minnie one! We are going to Disneyland soon and it would be perfect for the trip:)

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  114. Really challenging to choose just one, but I love the "Put that camera away or so help me" the best :)

    Thank you for gifting one of us!

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  115. I knew of the regular camera straps but with the help of this blog, I learned about the wrist strap which would totally suit my needs. Any strap would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  116. I'd love to win a Disney themed wrist strap! I'm saving up for a digital SLR so don't use my big camera (still old film style) much any more. But I'd love to have a custom wrist strap for the camera I am using a lot these days. Thanks for the chance to win!

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