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Sunday, October 28, 2007
It's Here - the Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway!
(***Comments are now closed - watch for the winner announcement along with a special offer you won't want to miss!)***


This summer's Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Giveaway at Rocks in My Dryer was so much FUN, that Shannon is graciously hosting a fall edition of the bloggy giveaway carnival this week. When you're finished entering my drawing, go check out the rest of the amazing giveaways over at her site!

This is the Fall giveaway, but we all know that shortly after fall comes...Christmas!! So this time around I'm going to give away a custom-designed photo Christmas card, either 4x6 or 5x7! (This is something I love doing and hope to do more of as I have more time - birth announcements, Christmas cards, etc, so this will also be good experience for me!) I've included a few samples of recent designs I've done at the bottom of this post, but the winner's card will be completely custom designed.

This is how my drawing will work: I will notify the winner by email, and include a few questions to get an idea of what style of card he/she is looking for. The winner will then need to send me several high-quality digital images that they would like included in their Christmas card (the number will depend on what style of card they have chosen). I will work on a design for the winner based on their preferences. I will allow up to two 'change sessions' - where the winner can email me back with suggestions for a color they would like a little different, a change in the picture arrangement, etc. The reason I am setting a limit on this is so I don't get stuck adjusting a design 47 times over and don't have time to get my own family's Christmas card done, lol! When all the changes are made, I will forward your card design to you by email and you can get as many printed as you need!
This drawing will close Friday, November 2 at 11:59pm and I will draw a winner soon afterwards by random number generator. I will contact the winner right away, but I will be away for a few days next week so work will begin on your design when I return - that will give you some time to pick your favorite pictures! Since this prize will be delivered electronically, this drawing is open to everyone!
If you aren't lucky enough to be the winner on this one, but you're interested in having a Christmas card designed - contact me for a great deal!

Good luck everyone!




***Check back here Saturday for a special offer along with the announcement of the lucky winner!***

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At October 29, 2007 7:27 AM, Anonymous I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Such talent! Count me in!

 
At October 29, 2007 7:39 AM, Blogger Cara Putman said...

I'd love to be entered, too. Thanks!

 
At October 29, 2007 7:40 AM, Blogger Short Stop said...

I love this. Please enter me!

 
At October 29, 2007 8:20 AM, Anonymous Emily said...

Wow, those are beautiful!

emily [at] momminitup.com

 
At October 29, 2007 8:34 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I love these b/c now that we have 5 children I really need that collage style card : )

 
At October 29, 2007 8:58 AM, Blogger Tara said...

How fabulous!! I'd love to be entered!

 
At October 29, 2007 9:02 AM, Blogger Thea said...

I love that I can print as many as I want when I'm done! Great idea!! Thanks for offering this.

 
At October 29, 2007 9:04 AM, Blogger Vicki said...

These are great! Please enter me.

 
At October 29, 2007 9:05 AM, Anonymous Summer said...

What a great giveaway!

 
At October 29, 2007 9:15 AM, Blogger ValleyGirl said...

Oooooo, pick me, pick me! You're so talented!!

 
At October 29, 2007 9:26 AM, Blogger The Baker Family said...

Very nice!

 
At October 29, 2007 10:12 AM, Blogger bethany said...

I love this-what a great giveaway!

 
At October 29, 2007 10:27 AM, Blogger The Garcia Family said...

What a unique and super-cool giveaway!! Enter me!

 
At October 29, 2007 11:11 AM, Blogger April said...

Please enter me. Thanks!!

 
At October 29, 2007 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your work! Count me in!

Michelle
www.thisonesforthegirls.typepad.com
rayzerbacks6@hotmail.com

 
At October 29, 2007 11:18 AM, Blogger Erin said...

Fantastic giveaway!

 
At October 29, 2007 11:21 AM, Blogger Caroline said...

These are great! I hope I win.....

 
At October 29, 2007 11:44 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

Beautiful cards! Count me in! Thanks!

 
At October 29, 2007 11:59 AM, Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Oh they are beautiful--enter me.

 
At October 29, 2007 12:12 PM, Blogger Playful Professional said...

So cute :)

 
At October 29, 2007 12:19 PM, Blogger miss muffet said...

beautiful pictures.
please count me in!

 
At October 29, 2007 12:29 PM, Blogger Alicia said...

beautiful work!

 
At October 29, 2007 12:47 PM, Blogger Smiling Mama said...

So beautiful! Please enter me!

 
At October 29, 2007 12:52 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

 
At October 29, 2007 12:52 PM, Blogger B said...

Gorgeous! Please enter me =) Thanks!

 
At October 29, 2007 12:58 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

You do beautiful work!

 
At October 29, 2007 1:14 PM, Blogger Lily Pad Mom said...

I love the samples that you posted, you do a wonderful job.

 
At October 29, 2007 1:14 PM, Blogger Annabelle said...

Oh, I'd love this, please enter me!!

 
At October 29, 2007 1:18 PM, Anonymous Paige said...

Lovely! I'd love to enter this.

 
At October 29, 2007 1:27 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

I would love to be entered if we can instead have a solstice card instead of a christmas card since we don't do "christmas" per se. Thanks so much!

 
At October 29, 2007 2:16 PM, Blogger Ms. Can't Be Wrong said...

Amazing work! I'm in!

 
At October 29, 2007 2:33 PM, Blogger Cocoa said...

I love the second design, more photos to show off my seven children!

 
At October 29, 2007 2:35 PM, Blogger Toknowhim said...

Enter me please..

 
At October 29, 2007 2:37 PM, Blogger Kari & Kijsa said...

Wow- we love your work! Hopefully we might win- fingers crossed!! Guess we'll cross those toes too for extra measure!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

 
At October 29, 2007 2:48 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

You do such a great job! You are very talented! Count me in!
sharvey(at)connections-etc(dot)net

 
At October 29, 2007 3:07 PM, Blogger Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Count me in please!

 
At October 29, 2007 3:27 PM, Anonymous Heather said...

Very Pretty...love to win!

 
At October 29, 2007 3:37 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

These are great! Count me in!

 
At October 29, 2007 3:52 PM, Blogger Renee said...

Please pick us!
We love photo Christmas cards to update family and friends!

Blessings!
Renee

 
At October 29, 2007 3:58 PM, Blogger Tia said...

Beautiful cards, please enter me. Thank you
Tia

 
At October 29, 2007 3:59 PM, Blogger Liz said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love to win! Thanks so much!

 
At October 29, 2007 4:37 PM, Blogger Kyra said...

Beautiful! PLease count me in!

 
At October 29, 2007 4:55 PM, Blogger Daddys Chicks said...

This sounds maaaah-velous dahling! Put me in . . .

 
At October 29, 2007 4:57 PM, Anonymous Laura said...

Beautiful! Please enter me! Thank you!

 
At October 29, 2007 5:13 PM, Blogger James & Aimee said...

Ohh... pick me, pick me! I want this SOOO bad!

 
At October 29, 2007 5:26 PM, Blogger Marybeth said...

I would love to win-- your designs are beautiful!

 
At October 29, 2007 5:44 PM, Blogger Hedi said...

wow... count me in!

 
At October 29, 2007 6:18 PM, Blogger Natalie said...

You are very talented. Thanks for blessing us with a great giveaway.

 
At October 29, 2007 6:39 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

What a great giveaway! Please count me in! :)

 
At October 29, 2007 6:50 PM, Anonymous Nikki said...

Please enter me this would be amazing. Would you mind sharing with me what you use for software to make these. I would love to give something like this a try myself.

God bless
Nikki

 
At October 29, 2007 6:52 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

Beautiful!

 
At October 29, 2007 8:21 PM, Blogger laurel said...

Thanks for entering me in your blog give away!

 
At October 29, 2007 8:29 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Beautiful cards...we hope we win! Thanks so much!

 
At October 29, 2007 8:30 PM, Blogger happygeek said...

Those are soo beautiful! Count me in!

 
At October 29, 2007 8:45 PM, Blogger Shalee said...

I'm in!

 
At October 29, 2007 9:05 PM, Blogger Awesome Mom said...

Those are amazing!

 
At October 29, 2007 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are so neat. Love them. afriend@netcommander.com

 
At October 29, 2007 10:06 PM, Anonymous kailani said...

Please enter me! I could definitely use this! Thank you!

 
At October 29, 2007 10:42 PM, Blogger Shama-Lama Mama said...

Oh, this is just an awesome giveaway, and so generous! Thank you for the chance to win!

 
At October 29, 2007 10:53 PM, Blogger dwiebes said...

Very nice, I'd love to have some.

 
At October 30, 2007 1:39 AM, Blogger Trina said...

Count me in Please!

Trina

 
At October 30, 2007 5:01 AM, Blogger Rohal Call said...

Great work. I would love a chance to win.

 
At October 30, 2007 5:06 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Count me in please!

 
At October 30, 2007 5:37 AM, Blogger striving... said...

very nice. I like personlized cards like this. Thanks for the chance.

 
At October 30, 2007 5:53 AM, Anonymous toblerone said...

these are great! Count me in.

 
At October 30, 2007 6:30 AM, Blogger PEA said...

Such a fabulous giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw:-) xo

 
At October 30, 2007 6:34 AM, Anonymous Amy A said...

Thanks for the chance to win. What a great way to put your talent to use!

amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

 
At October 30, 2007 7:21 AM, Blogger Jason and Caryn said...

This is really special. You are very talented!

 
At October 30, 2007 7:23 AM, Blogger the Hatchel family said...

What a nice offer. Please count me in.

 
At October 30, 2007 7:26 AM, Blogger Not the Queen said...

Great cards! Count me in!

 
At October 30, 2007 7:53 AM, Blogger Jess B said...

Beautiful! I'd love to win this!!

 
At October 30, 2007 7:56 AM, Blogger GiBee said...

Very nice cards! Please count me in!

 
At October 30, 2007 8:05 AM, Blogger Ginny said...

So pretty, great giveaway!

 
At October 30, 2007 8:50 AM, Blogger Queen to my 3 Boys said...

We are expecting another baby in a few days. Would LOVE to have these to show him off!

 
At October 30, 2007 9:09 AM, Blogger Tamara said...

I'd love to have you help me with our Christmas cards! ;-)

mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

 
At October 30, 2007 10:13 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for entering me and many blessings! ^-^

 
At October 30, 2007 10:21 AM, Blogger TwoMuths said...

what a great gift! I'd love this!!

 
At October 30, 2007 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you do great work!
Shannon
smitties4@triad.rr.com

 
At October 30, 2007 10:56 AM, Blogger Meldrims said...

Lovely cards! I would love to win this!

 
At October 30, 2007 11:54 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

Beautifully done, count me in!

 
At October 30, 2007 12:13 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Lovely!

 
At October 30, 2007 12:28 PM, Blogger Trista said...

What a great giveaway! I'm in!

 
At October 30, 2007 12:59 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Please enter me too - these cards are beautiful and I would love to send something like this out this year. Thanks

 
At October 30, 2007 1:07 PM, Anonymous jen said...

please put me in the draw
jenmass37[@]gmail[.]com

 
At October 30, 2007 1:26 PM, Blogger Linda SS said...

I would love to win Christmas cards to display my 3 little grandchildren:)

 
At October 30, 2007 1:37 PM, Blogger Angela said...

Oh this would be a great prize to win, your samples look great!

 
At October 30, 2007 1:54 PM, Blogger Heather Casey said...

This is a really great idea! I love it! Count me in please! Thanks.

 
At October 30, 2007 2:03 PM, Blogger April said...

This sounds great! I would love to get started on Christmas cards!
bacaple(at)bellsouth(dot)net.

 
At October 30, 2007 3:29 PM, Blogger FENICLE said...

This sounds really great!!! Thanks.

info@fenicle.com
http://www.fenicle.com

COME VISIT MY GIVEAWAYS!

 
At October 30, 2007 3:39 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

I would love to win this...when you get your business up and running, I'm interested in knowing more about it...how much does it cost, how to order it, etc. I'll keep checking your blog. Kathy

 
At October 30, 2007 4:39 PM, Blogger JP's Mommy said...

Gorgeous work! I'd love to win!!

 
At October 30, 2007 5:00 PM, Blogger Krista said...

I need a Christmas card! And I'm not quite nearly as talented as you! This would be so neat! Thanks!

 
At October 30, 2007 5:17 PM, Blogger Toiling Ant said...

Beautemous. Count me in, please.

 
At October 30, 2007 5:40 PM, Blogger basham628 said...

Cards look great! Thanks for the giveaway.
Basham628@tampabay.rr.com

 
At October 30, 2007 5:57 PM, Anonymous Sara said...

What a great idea...And I love your work! I love personalized Christmas cards, especially now that my son is here! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

 
At October 30, 2007 6:55 PM, Blogger April said...

What a great prize! Please enter me.

 
At October 30, 2007 6:57 PM, Blogger Tricia said...

Oh I love it. I am so excited. I love your blog too. www.gardnerdragonflydreams.com

 
At October 30, 2007 6:57 PM, Blogger Rocky and Sunee Conly said...

would love them.

 
At October 30, 2007 7:36 PM, Blogger Alyson, Brett & Girls said...

Some really beautiful samples of a really nice gift!

Thanks for letting me participate.;)

 
At October 30, 2007 8:01 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

yup, i have a one year old who would look great in those

 
At October 30, 2007 8:04 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

your cards look great!

 
At October 30, 2007 8:07 PM, Blogger Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Really really pretty designs. This giveaway would be perfect for me. Seriously! I send our Christmas letters every year. i'm a huge photographer and I would love to have some help with making a really nice photo card.

Please enter me. Thank you from Texas :)

Dana
sunshinedaily4me@cableone.net

 
At October 30, 2007 8:50 PM, Blogger Jenna said...

I would love the cards. Thanks for offering them!

 
At October 30, 2007 8:59 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

What a generous giveaway. I'd love to win, so count me in. Good luck everyone!

 
At October 30, 2007 9:39 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

count me in too. Since we just added kiddo #6 we could probably do a Brady Bunch theme:) Three girls, three boys - works perfect.

 
At October 30, 2007 11:38 PM, Anonymous Katie said...

What a great giveaway!! Please enter me! Thanks!
http://bimw.wordpress.com

 
At October 31, 2007 4:02 AM, Blogger Kristiem10 said...

Awesome! Sign me up, please!

 
At October 31, 2007 5:11 AM, Blogger momofmhasr said...

very nice.

 
At October 31, 2007 6:10 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

Great prize! I would love to be entered. Thanks!

 
At October 31, 2007 7:44 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Sign me up, please! These are too cute!

 
At October 31, 2007 9:56 AM, Blogger lydia said...

These look great! count me in!

 
At October 31, 2007 10:32 AM, Blogger nicole said...

What a wonderful offer. Please count me in. Thank you so much.
Nicole
nmbailey239@gmail.com

 
At October 31, 2007 10:49 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Those are just precious! Count me in!

 
At October 31, 2007 10:58 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

What great cards you do. They are very nice.

 
At October 31, 2007 11:06 AM, Anonymous amyswandering said...

Count me in please!

 
At October 31, 2007 11:44 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

love it!!! count me in!

 
At October 31, 2007 11:54 AM, Blogger Emily said...

Beautiful cards! I would love to have one designed!

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At October 31, 2007 12:53 PM, Blogger Lib said...

Oh me, me, me LOL I loved this so much I blogged about your giveaway - Giveaway Highlights. Please count me in!

Happy Autumn and Good luck to all!

Lib
notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com
http://not-much-more.blogspot.com

 
At October 31, 2007 12:54 PM, Blogger On Fire For Jesus said...

Great! I would love to be added to your list. Thanks.

 
At October 31, 2007 1:25 PM, Blogger daisyaday said...

Beautiful cards! Enter me, please.

 
At October 31, 2007 1:25 PM, Anonymous Audra said...

Your cards are beautiful. :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Audra
writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

 
At October 31, 2007 1:56 PM, Anonymous Debby said...

Count me in!

Debby
all_for_christ_6@hotmail.com

 
At October 31, 2007 7:15 PM, Blogger cabesh said...

You've definitely got talent. I'd love to have you "practice" on my cards.

 
At October 31, 2007 8:18 PM, Blogger Lesha said...

Count me in! :)

 
At October 31, 2007 8:39 PM, Blogger JewelsHud said...

Adorable - special - you are extremely talented!! I'd love to win this giveaway - I am a camera freak with taking pictures of my little one.

julieahudson[at]hotmail[dot]com

 
At October 31, 2007 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to be entered. Thanks!

Angela

lemostribe[at]comcast[dot]net

 
At October 31, 2007 10:15 PM, Blogger nor_lou said...

beautiful cards, would love to win

 
At October 31, 2007 10:44 PM, Blogger tAnYeTTa said...

please! count me in. thank you :)

 
At November 01, 2007 7:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Please enter me. You have such talent

tnayar at cox dot net

 
At November 01, 2007 7:49 AM, Blogger courtcourt said...

Definitely count me in! Thanks!

 
At November 01, 2007 9:09 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

Those are beautiful! Enter me!

 
At November 01, 2007 10:27 AM, Blogger angelaandconnor@gmail.com said...

Beautiful! Please enter me!

 
At November 01, 2007 10:35 AM, Blogger pinkjagxj said...

Oh how I want to win!! I absolutely love your holiday card with the photo collage.

 
At November 01, 2007 10:51 AM, Blogger sam said...

please count me in!

 
At November 01, 2007 11:04 AM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

Please count me in. Great giveaway!

 
At November 01, 2007 12:40 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

Love the offer for personalized service! Great giveaway!

 
At November 01, 2007 3:17 PM, Blogger Romie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, definitely count me in :)

 
At November 01, 2007 3:35 PM, Blogger Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Very generous!

 
At November 01, 2007 4:20 PM, Blogger ME said...

please count me in. they are beautiful.

 
At November 01, 2007 5:37 PM, Blogger heather h said...

Wow, these are really neat. I'd love to win--our Christmas cards are usually 50% off Target specials--our family would be totally wowed by these! Your work is awesome.

 
At November 01, 2007 6:48 PM, Blogger Jessie said...

I would love something different to send to the fam this year - please enter us - thank you!

 
At November 01, 2007 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely. texkathy@netcommander.com

 
At November 01, 2007 7:46 PM, Blogger Smile said...

so beautiful!

 
At November 01, 2007 7:54 PM, Blogger thediaperdiaries said...

Love it!

 
At November 01, 2007 8:40 PM, Blogger Michelle B. said...

please enter me in your contest

 
At November 01, 2007 9:03 PM, Blogger Danielle said...

Please count me in!

 
At November 01, 2007 9:09 PM, Blogger Tiff said...

you are very creative!!! Count me in!

 
At November 01, 2007 10:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are great!
ccmccoy4031@yahoo.com

 
At November 01, 2007 10:15 PM, Blogger Mary said...

So Cute!

 
At November 02, 2007 4:32 AM, Blogger Thrills said...

These are awesome!

 
At November 02, 2007 11:07 AM, Blogger Richelle said...

Please count me in!

 
At November 02, 2007 9:05 PM, Blogger Sue said...

I would love to win this prize and have a unique Christmas photo card!

 
At November 02, 2007 9:25 PM, Anonymous marla schultz said...

I love these. Count me in too!
marla.schultz@excite.com

 

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