Thursday, October 7, 2010

Business Cards and a Giveaway--Closed

I left a career I generally enjoyed to stay at home with our daughter when she was born.  While in some ways it was a relief to change gears, there are a lot of things I miss.  It might sound a little silly, but one of the things I miss is having my own business card.  I have a master's degree in social work, and I really felt that I earned those cards.  It was also a conversation piece that allowed me to talk with others about what I did.

 
I missed having cards in my wallet so I decided to make some for my blog.  Now, honestly, one of the reasons I wanted to make them is to test out this particular product from the photography printer I use.  These are not your average business card.  They are printed on very nice cardstock, and they look fabulous.  Sure, I don't have letters behind my name on these cards, but it makes me happy to carry them around in my wallet.  Now I can easily pass on my info if I'm chatting with someone about quilting or crafting.




Now for the giveaway.  If you want some of your very own blog business cards, just enter to win.  I'll design a full-color, double-sided card for you using your photography and logo (if you have one).  You'll get 50 cards 2.5" x 3.5" on your choice of cardstock: pearl, linen or watercolor (I used pearl for my cards).  This is a $50 value including the product, digital photo editing and design time.

A second winner will receive four fat quarters from one of my favorite lines of fabric--Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry.  I'm so happy it's back in print again, although I have enough leftovers from our bed quilt to last me a long time.  



You have three chances to win.  Everyone knows the drill.  Make sure I have your contact info either in your post or through blogger.  One comment for each of the following:
  1. Your name
  2. Become a follower (reader counts too)
  3. Blog about this giveaway or pass it on to friends by e-mail, facebook, etc...

Thanks so much for following.  Have a wonderful day.  The winners will be announced Wednesday, October 13th.

89 comments:

  1. Ooh, count me in! My husband got some really cool business cards like this for his photography and I've been thinking it would be fun to have some for my hobby too.

    I love that fabric. When you showed your pillow at quilt group last time I love how luxurious it looked in person, something I didn't see when I looked at it online.

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  2. Wow, I would love to have business cards. I also miss having them. In fact, I think I still have 2 of my old business cards in my purse from 10 years ago. Just wanted to hold onto something of the pre-mommy life.

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  3. Fantastic business cards! I love how they really showcase the photo.

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  4. I would love to win the fabric - it is a spectacular collection. Thanks for the chance!!

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  5. I LOVE your cards! They are awesome! i want some!

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  6. Those are really cute cards! I'd love to win some for my etsy shop.

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  7. And I read you in reader. Does that count as following?

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  8. Your cards look great! And I've been wanting some Modern Meadow for a long long time.

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  9. ooo how fun! please count me in! thanks so much for the chance!

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  10. i'm a new follower on google reader =)

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  11. and i posted the giveaway on my blog under fabrics fabrics!

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  12. Cool cards! I love Joel Dewberry fabric too.

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  13. I also miss having business cards. It's like when you become a stay at home mom everyone assumes you are lazy and have never worked a day in your life or that you aren't very intelligent. We just moved and I had a hard time parting with my old name plate and awards I had. There was no point in keeping them though and I needed the space.

    I wouldn't be able to use the business cards but yours are gorgeous!

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  14. I too have no need for the cards, beautiful though they are, but that fabric is making me hyperventilate!

    Liz

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  15. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/26705559828

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  16. Love the business cards! What a cool idea. This sounds a little ridiculous, but now that I'm a stay-at-home mom, I consider my sewing my "work". (Ridiculous because I don't get paid for any of it. Far from it - money flows OUT instead, with all the fabric I buy!)

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  17. Also, I'm a new follower. Your quilts are beautiful.

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  18. Cherie Wright
    cherie(dot)wright(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I am now a follower :)
    cherie(dot)wright(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I would love to have business cards designed. I also love the fabric.

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  21. Hi - I'm Carly! Great giveaway! Love both prizes...

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  22. Clare - I don't really need the business cards, though they look great, but I always need fabric! (yeah right.)

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway, Yummy FQs!

    ~Sarah

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  24. I'd love some new cards. The ones I have now are not nearly as nice as yours.
    I've always been jealous of my husbands cards he gets to carry and hand out for work although his don't have fun images on them just boring cpa wording.

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  25. the fabrics are so pretty! thanks for hosting the giveaway
    song, songyueyu at gmail

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  26. i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/26776275620

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  27. Marcia here. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. The fabrics are wonderful. Alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  28. Name: Linda better known as Stray Stitches

    Great giveaway!

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  29. I am a regular follower and a faithful reader!

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  30. I am a follower (of course!)

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  31. Wow! What a great giveaway, I would love to win both of the prizes!

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  32. MY NAME IS ANGEL JACKLYN kytah00@yahoo.com

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  33. I FOLLOW YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  34. I SHARED THIS GIVEAWAY ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com/kytah00

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/kytah00/posts/160056264018981

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  35. I feel the same way about cards - just having contact info handy is super nice.

    That fabric is amazing!

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  36. Norma from Petit Design Co and Quilty Giveaways

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  37. I'm a reader follower. I love your blog and love your quilting style

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  38. Wow what a great idea! I remember reading how ladies would leave calling cards in the 1800's. Your cards are beautiful.

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  39. I just posted about your giveaway on my blog :-)

    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/2010/10/monday-monday.html

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  40. I included your giveaway in my blog today!
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2010/10/200-followers-celebration-giveaway.html

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  41. I'm Debra and I love this fabric!

    Lealee@insightbbb.com

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  42. I'm now a follower. Thank you so much for this give away :)

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  43. Would love to win!

    emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I follow your blog.

    emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Fun. Please count me in the giveaway. Many thanks!

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  46. Cute cards! Now you are a professional modern quilter.

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  47. and of course I am a follower (though you know I covet the fabric more than the cards!)

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  48. I don't really have much use for the business cards, but I'm LOVING the fabric!!

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  49. This sounds great! What a fantastic contest.

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  50. Awesome givaway! Thanks for the chance! Polly

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  51. Gotta love a give away! Love the cards and the fabric : ) Thanks!

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  52. Thanks for the chance to win! Great giveaway!

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  53. What a wonderful idea. I'd love to enter if ssomeone from the UK is eligible?

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  54. Wow, business cards. I love the idea.

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  55. Your cards are beautiful! I would love to win. (Especially since I am trying to trade in my business cards that say "JD" to ones that only say "Mommy."

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  56. I agree with your perspective on business cards very much. I'd love to win and see what you create, as I think you have far more creativity than I do. I'm sure whomever wins will enjoy your cards & design. I know I would.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com
    sewcalgal {at} live {dot} com

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  57. I'm following.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com
    sewcalgal {at} live {dot} com

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  58. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  59. Your cards are awesome. I will love to win because u need the plastic business cards.

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