Thursday, October 23, 2008

My FIRST Giveaway!!!!!

TADA!!!!

My very first Giveaway (it's not much at first but let's see if this sparks any interest) to thank the readers and friends that have read my little piece of journaled life in the last few months.

I've seen so many great blogs and journals and this is just a simple way of saying "Thanks!"

We are living in depressing times these days so having something sent in the mail to cheer one up is always a big welcome!
For my first giveaway I went with a black and white (think 30's film) theme.

Included you will get two sets of black and white blank greeting cards (you can use them plain or embellish them with your own touch), a red/white writing tablet and a fridge magnetic "TO DO" list. Also, you will get a cute chandelier rubber stamp with black stamp pad and a box of chocolate covered toffee (to eat while you watch your 30's movie).

This is how the giveaway will work:

Post a comment to this post. It can be about anything. If more than one person comments, I will conduct a drawing and announce the winner on the blog sometime this weekend. You will have till Saturday morning to add a comment. Once the winner is announced, I will have you email your address to me (tempfishie@gmail.com) and it will be merrily sent to you.

A second drawing may take place (if I have enough interest) and the winner will get a set of their very own custom "calling cards". They are modern cards with a vintage touch to send to friends and family, especially during holiday season gatherings. Tuck the cards in your purse if you run into an old friend, go to a reunion, tuck it into a Christmas card. Show folks how to keep in touch! It sure beats looking for a piece of paper in your purse or a pen.

It will include your name, email, phone number, website, blog site, etc. Just about anything you want it to say. Think of it as a personal business card only for your personal life. The Victorians knew a good thing by sending out calling cards....can you imagine if they had blogs and cell phones back then? It wouldn't just be a name printed on them.

Keep in mind, they are the size of business cards and they are enlarged to show detail.


Here are some samples I played with:








Well, that just about sums it up. Spreading some love to my friends in BLOG world and wishing you a very happy Autumn Weekend!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xoxo

35 comments:

BRAT girl said...

Let me be the first (or attempt to be) to say I LOVE your blog. I'm so happy that we've become my blog buddies and I love your style & your posts are always a great way to unwind at the end of a busy work day. :) Cute idea & love the prize! You're so creative!

Kristina R. said...

I am a recent subscriber to your blog. Really like what I have seen so far. Good luck with the giveaway!

paisleyduke said...

Your blog is so cute! I read whenever you post on D&R!

NicC said...

OMG!! What wedding, I want this giveaway. My wedding is a black and white theme and the things in your giveaway are soooo cute!!

fioretta said...

Hi dear! What a lovely giveaway - and you are so sweet to want to cheer everyone up during these down times. :)

Raych said...

I'm from the nest and a fellow blogger! Love the basket (and your blog for that matter). I was just wondering how you got a cool picture behind your blog title. I'm looking for one that is more creative. Anyway, good luck with your give away!!

Alison said...

I'm psyched about a blog giveaway and I love the b&w theme...and especially the magnetic to-do list. I go through those like most people go through underwear : )

Love the blog. Keep on keepin' on!

Alison

karenttrouble said...

ooooo fun! love the chandelier stamp!

Dana said...

So cute WW!! Your a swell blogger and an even sweller gal : ) You just want to do nice things for nice people and that is pure : )

Heidi said...

You'll definitely have more than one comment! This is an awesome giveaway.

Jessica said...

Super cute stuff WW! You're so creative, I wish I had enough to say to warrant a blog!

Finesse said...

You are going to get lots of new friends with this one, and you know how I like black & white!

That's life; black & white--no in between.

Ruby (Mouth) said...

So cute. i love this blog. As for black and white, well, it sooo rocks!!!

Caitlin said...

Ooh a giveaway! M how exciting! The basket of goodies is fabulous!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I'm adding you to my blog list right now! I'm an old fashioned gal, too!

Sirkfeb1 said...

I love giveaways! This one is so cute! I love it! You are so great Marialena!! I hope all is well.

Nicole said...

What a cute idea...you're so crafty, I love it! Great blog :)

~Nicole (Cairnwood07)

Kristen & Todd said...

Great blog!!! where did you find that stamp! I love it.

brettinsky said...

Good luck with the giveaway! This seems like so much fun-and what a cute giveaway!

maria said...

How are you so creative!? wow... love your ideas. Ering sent me a link to operationnice.com. Check it out! I printed some cards off to leave at random places. Pay it forward type of thing. Love you!

Teresa said...

So freaking cute! I never thought to have "calling cards". So clever.

kermiefrg said...

That pic of you on the bus is hilarious!
And BTW, so sweet of you to do a giveaway! : )

Lisa (kermiefrg)

Bre said...

Hello! Very cute blog, and cute giveaway package you put together too! :-)

Carrie Crocker said...

Oh - I would love both- but especially the cards! How crafty...I think this blog will have to be added to my fav!

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Lena said...

What a nice gesture...I'm a sucker for giveaways! I will definitely be checking out your blog more often (found you on the Nest).

dhperloff said...

The basket looks awesome!! Love the beach picture from your trip to AC.

Alicia said...

Awesome!
See you on D&R, and check out my food blog if you have a second!

SassyMoxie said...

I dub you Miss Thoughtful! What an awesome idea! I know whoever wins will appreciate it (but I do hope it's me!).

e dot said...

such a cute idea - here's hoping i win :)

sokkergrl01 said...

I just want to say, I am jealous of your creativity. I still have not figured out the whole blog thing, nor do i have the creativity to do some of the things you have mentioned on your blog. Keep up the great work! You have great ideas and they will take you far in life!

Abbie said...

A giveaway is a cool idea! I'm glad I caught it before it ended!

Oh and thanks for the comment on my blog about my niece! :) It made me smile.

Danielle said...

Why is it I'm just finding out about this now....? Anywho's this is such a cute idea! I loves it!
p.s. It's gravy not sauce ;) Teehee!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Aw, leave it to you to whip up a modern day calling card! Love it!

Katie said...

I LOVE your idea about the calling cards. Even if I don't win the drawing, I'm planning on designing some for myself. Thanks for the creative ideas!!!
Kate (katybug_h)