Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dog Days Of Summer Bloggy Giveaway

This giveaway is part of the Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Giveaway hosted by Rocks in My Dryer. Check out her blog to see a list of over 450 other bloggers running giveaways this week!

One of my constant struggles as an artist (and I'm sure it's true for many others as well) is to find a balance between what's interesting to me and what' interesting to, you know, everyone else. Especially when I get new sayings...I love them all! And despite attempts at surveying what people were buying at the craft fair last week, it's still hard to know what's going on in everyone else's head.

So here's my offer to you. Sometime this week, before Friday, July 27th, at 7pm EST, hop over to my etsy shop or my flickr account*, check out the sayings on my cards, and leave a comment on this post to let me know which one is your favorite and WHY. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, maybe you like the type or the word choice or the sentiment. Maybe you like the overall aesthetic or the person who the quote is attributed to. Whatever the reason, just make sure to include it in your comment!

On Friday, at approximately 7pm EST (baring life happening), I will stick the names of everyone who commented into an Excel spreadsheet, hit randomize, take the top name the top three names, and announce the winner to the world, right here, on my blog. That lucky person will get a free card with whatever saying they selected.

*My flickr account actually has more of my sayings since it covers pretty much every card I've listed since late September.

EDITED TO EMPHASIZE: You must actually tell me which saying you like and why for your entry to be considered. Otherwise, how do I know what to send you if you win? : )

The Fine Print
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1. You can't enter more than once, sorry. You can comment all you like and you can give your opinions on as many sayings as you so desire. Critique my whole line if the mood takes you. But if you win, you will have to choose just one.
2. Postage is paid for by me. International or domestic. Domestic will go by first class. International will go by airmail.
3. I cannot be held responsible for lost packages.
4. You are NOT required to purchase anything at all! Simply leave a comment.
5. The winner must contact me within one week of the announcement post on Friday to give me their address for shipping. Otherwise, you forfeit and the prize moves on to the next person.

87 comments:

  1. I love the "follow your dreams" because this is what I always tell my children! Please count me in your drawing!

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  2. I like the card that says "if words had wings" - I would send this to a friend of mine who is writing a book!

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  3. I like the phrase "follow your dreams" because that is exactly what we are doing here in Nashville. I also like the Teeny Tiny Thank You cards because of their simplicity. Beautiful creations!! Include me in your drawing.

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  4. "Follow Your Dreams" is my favorite, too!

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  5. Oh! You're so talented. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  6. Those cards with the little flowers are adorable.

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  7. i love those cards! I like the tahnk you written in the stem best. Please enter me in!

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  8. First I LOVE your Etsy store I marked you as a favorite. I LOVE what youa re doing and enjoyed reading your profile. I am the leader of a boutique group a little over 600 ladies who create and design or those who just BUY. We have just branched onto Etsy and we are trying to get the word about Etsy out to MORE PEOPLE!!


    I love your Follow your dreams, That is what I do with my group. It is my dream to be a support to those who are members of DBCB.

    You are insperation to those around you!

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  9. Plant a seed of friendship reap a bouquet of happiness! I am always looking for a little something to bless my friends and this card would be perfect! You create some outstanding cards! I love em!

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  10. I like the: May your life together be full of love and your love be full of life.

    My best friend is getting married in 2 weeks, and I would love to give that to her!

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  11. I love the card with the definition of friend on it, but all your cards are lovely. Thanks for letting me enter.

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  12. I love the "follow your dreams" because a sweet friend always says this.

    Your flower cards are soooo pretty... all your work is!

    Please enter me into your drawing. Thank you!

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  13. I like the cards that say "Always maintain a kind of summer even in the middle of winter - Henry David Thoreau" because its winter time here in New Zealand and that quote makes me focus on the warmth that can be achieved through winter through a warm fire
    please include me in the drawing

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  14. I like the friendship grows card page 3 on the etsy site. I love the quotation by Pam Brown, so true..

    please enter me in your drawing...

    ps.. awesome cards, creative, lovely and simple....

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  15. I like the card with this quote in it
    "No act of kindness no matter how small, is ever wasted."
    I am a firm believer in random acts of kindness sometimes these can be small but meaningful
    please add me to the draw

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  16. I love this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6539410

    I just love the front of it, it's really cute!
    :)

    You make some awesome stuff

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  17. I love the "single flower" with the purple flower on the front.
    1. It's my favorite color
    and 2. I have vowed to leave more little love notes for dh just as little surprises ... this would be perfect! =)

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  18. My favorite: "If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. Claudia Ghandi"

    Why? Because it's very simple and short, but very sweet!

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  19. Oh, squeal!!! I don't care about the sayings, it is the little dragonlings that I adore!
    Our homeschool is the Green Dragon Academy, and we are all dragon-lovers!!
    Your little dragons are adorable, and I love them.

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  20. "If my words had wings, they would fly to you each day". This makes me think of someone special in my life that I lost (red flower).

    Beautiful cards - all of them. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Kimberlee5:42 AM

    I like the Love Together card. Simple, but thought provoking! Thank you!
    kimberleefaith(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I like the summer one, with the quote from Thoreau. Very nice.

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  23. Fabulous giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw:-)My favourite has got to be "Follow Your Dreams"...that's something I finally learned to do:-) Thank you!! xo

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  24. The "Sweetie" card is one I would give my hubby. They are all beautiful...you're very talented.

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  25. very hard choice here, I think I like the single flower best. Also the follow your dreams is great because that has been a focus in our house with a daughter getting ready to graduate.

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  26. if my words had wings!
    pipsersmom@gmail.com

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  27. I love the Friendship Grows card - a timely card considering we may be moving soon.

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  28. I like this one:"birth*day (burth'da') n. 1. The day of one's birth. 2. The anniversary of one's birth. con*grat*u*late (ken-grach'oo-lat') tr.v. -lated, -lating, -lates. To express joy or acknowledgement for the achievement or good fortune of. con*grat*u* lation n. The act of congratulating. Cute!

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  29. I love them all - but the definition of a Friend is my favorite!

    knittingarrows at gmail dot com

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  30. I like the one that says: Plant the seed of friendship, Reap a bouquet of Happiness!! That is just wonderful!! All it takes is a little action like planting a seed to reap an entire bouquet!! Thanks!!

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  31. I love the If words had wings. This could go so many directions. I could send it to anyone.

    Thanks for entering me.

    Nikki
    Angelheart135@aol.com

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  32. kathyh_fl@bellsouth.net10:46 AM

    I love the "Gratitude is the heart's memory." That one would be great to win, actually they're all great. Kathy

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  33. Acts of kindness is my favorite because it's a great way to live.

    "No act of kindness no matter how small, is ever wasted."

    This card sums up something that can make our communities so much better!

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  34. Love the Friendship cards and Thank you! Soo talented! Thanks'
    Lynnomartin@hotmail.com

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  35. "Always maintain a kind of summer, even in the middle of winter." I love this one, first, because it's unique, second because it is so symbolic yet literal for me. Always keep that joy of summertime even when days are dark and gloomy... what an encouragement.

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  36. I like "wishing you joy" because it would work great for me. I love to esnd cards "just because". Please count me in!

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  37. Le Anne11:15 AM

    My favorite quote is "No act of kindness no matter how small, is ever wasted." I find myself living by this everyday. As soon as I read this it just jumped into my heart.

    yardsaleprincess1@yahoo.com

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  38. jodene11:19 AM

    I would I agree with LeAnne No act of kindess no matter how smal is ever wasted. Thanks for the chance.
    jodenemuri@hotmail.com

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  39. My favorite is the "Friends Today Friends Forever" The font is cute & I have a close friend that I don't live near anymore and I know she would love the card. Plus the flower on it is very pretty. You are very talented!

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  40. I like the "No act of kindness..." That is something I strive to teach my children!

    Thanks!

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  41. Erin M in MO12:22 PM

    I liked the "Definition of a Friend" card on the first page of your etsy shop. I have so many dear, dear friends whom I like to encourage when I have the chance. :-)

    Thanks!
    author_erin@lycos.com

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  42. sarina12:32 PM

    my favorite: "the best gifts are tied with heartstrings"

    my dad used to tell my about heartstrings when I was a teenager. such a sweet sentiment.

    Please enter me in your drawing.
    Thanks!
    sarina at scualum dot com

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  43. My favorite is the blooming "thank you" card. I love how you did the thank you in the stem. But my favorite quote that you use is the If I had a flower every time I thought of you.... quote. You have gorgeous cards!

    Jennifer

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  44. This is my favorite: "Friend (frend) n. 1 a person whom one knows well and is fond of. 2. an ally, supporter, or sympathizer 3. loves you for who you are. 4. unconditionally accepts you."

    I love Friendship cards and your cards are SO BEAUTIFUL!!

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  45. i like this one...

    "No act of kindness no matter how small, is ever wasted."

    Count me in!

    www.ladybugsandlilypads.com

    Don't forget to enter our give a way too!

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  46. I like "the best gifts are tied with heartstrings". My faves are the ones with the emphasized word in a different font. Those are very pretty. And for a condolence, I always liked, "this too shall pass".
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    kcecilio @ ureach dotcom

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  47. Wow! It's like Christmas in July! Thanks to all of the wonderful bloggers that are participating in this great give-away!!!

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  48. I like the "Thank you" card because I like the way you have turned it into the stem of the flower. I think it's very creative and creates a great looking card.

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  49. I like the thank you card acts of kindness with the lime green flower becaus eit would be perfect to send to my mom

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  50. I really like the definition of a friend card. What a great way to tell a friend you're thinking of her.

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  51. Love the LOVE TOGETHER. The music notes are especially pretty.

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  52. I love the happy little love notes with polka dotted envelopes because they are so cute and the envelopes get you all excited for the gorgeous card inside! Enter me please!
    (VBGarber at gmail dot com)

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  53. I like the "tiniest thing can carry you away" one because it just seems like it would be a perfect new baby card.

    Count me in, please! And feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win free Scripture!

    Blessings
    Janne

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  54. I love the heartstrings one, would be a great thank you card for those special gifts!

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  55. I like
    Wishing you joy

    Simply because at this point in my life, I need all the joy I can find!

    If someone wishes to send me some that's even better:)
    Thanks for entering me
    Lizzie

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  56. hi from another etsian! love the "single flower' saying, rings absolutely true (plus the purple flower is my favorite color). thanks for entering me!

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  57. I'm a fan of unique sayings and dictionaries so I pick A Single Flower and The Definition of Friend. I also love the whole look of the Eternal Bliss card. My favorite flower is the If words Had Wings that is pink with light pink words on the petals.

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  58. There are several that I like alot--it's very hard to choose. But I think I like the "definition of friendship" the best--with a purple flower, b/c its my favorite color.

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  59. I, too, like "follow your dreams," mostly because I have a college age daughter who has had some dreams severely dashed. I don't want her to stop dreaming.

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  60. "Love and Imagination Do Many Things" is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  61. Kristie9:07 AM

    I love to give out cards. Add me in.

    Thanks,
    Kristie

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  62. "Follow Your Dreams"
    God puts the love of dreams in our hearts so we should always follow them!
    Please include me and thanks for sharing!

    http://www.lonic.blogspot.com

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  63. I like,
    "Always maintain a kind of summer even in the middle of winter - Henry David Thoreau"

    It reminds people not to look for the beauty and warmth, don't get trapped in the cold, dark, dampness that may be surrounding you.

    Very cute flowers as well, please count me in!

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  64. I like the "Follow your dreams" card.. 'coz I never believed in it before.. realized now..it's too late..

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  65. I like the definition of a friend one, I love words and it makes me smile.

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  66. I love the Letter To Sunshine Card. I just love the flower and color. You are so crafty! Enter me please.

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  67. Follow your dreams is my favorite. Very encouraging!!
    Renee

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  68. Dianne11:31 AM

    I like them all, but 'if my words had wings' is a new one that I haven't seen before. Clever! Nice to meet you. I want to open an etsy shop in the fall.

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  69. Dianne11:32 AM

    http://diadsie.wordpress.com in case my previous comment doesn't give you my blog addy.

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  70. I love: CC-14-3:
    "If my words had wings, they would fly to you each day."

    I have so many friends abroad, but one is very special.
    We nearly met here at the airport, but we missed each other..

    I can't afford travelling to the USA, but ...

    Feel welcome to enter my give-away at: http://laaneworld.blogspot.com/2007/07/give-away.html

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  71. I like "planted a seed of friendship and watch it grow"
    But in all honesty I like your dragon pins.

    But I'd be honor to win!

    I'm #233

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  72. I love the thank you cards. My mother loves flowers and I'm alwasy sending her thank you cards for all the wonderful things she does. tnayar@cox.net

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  73. My favorite saying would be the follow your dreams. That card with the flower made with the music notes is adorable and I loved the saying on that one also:)
    I love your style!

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  74. I love them all ...but to pick one then it would be "No act of kindness no matter how small, is ever wasted."

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  75. Terry4:20 PM

    Thank you for the chance to win and I hope that you have a great week:)
    jrunions@telus.net

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  76. "Gratitude is the heart's memory" - I just love that. All of your flowery ones are really pretty. I just happen to like that saying!

    Thanks for entering me!!

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  77. Love made visible - isn't that what my kiddos are? :)

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  78. I love the definition of friend card, it really holds true for my friendships....I love your cards, I will have to get some good ideas for famous quotes from you if you don't mind. I love the yellow flower cards

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  79. Amanda9:44 PM

    "No act of kindness no matter how small, is ever wasted."

    Because this is pretty much how I live. And how everyone should.
    Kindness is contagious (wasn't that one of those silly posters from the '80s with a kitten hugging another kitten?).

    Amanda
    amandaqtpie@yahoo.com

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  80. "Plant the seed of friendship reap a bouquet of happiness" is so true, because we really need friends in our lives. People besides family members who just love you for who you are, lumps and all.

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  81. Follow your dreams is my fave.

    What a great and generous giveaway. Count me in! Pick me, pick me!

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  82. I like the saying, "The best gifts are tied with heartstrings." It is so true.

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  83. I love your cards. My fav "The tiniest thing can carry you away" because...well...it's so true!

    Please enter me in your drawing.

    Thanks!

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  84. Oh, I truly love your cards! My favorite so far is the definition of friendship and have one who exemplifies that definition! Thanks:)

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  85. I love the "Act of Kindness" card, because it's so hard sometimes to find nice thank-you cards.

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  86. Anonymous11:37 AM

    My favorite is the blooming thank you card. I especially love the detail in the stem. You have neat ideas! timandmisty@hotmail.com

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