I had so much fun making these cards, I am having a hard time parting with them, but I did promise a giveaway, so a giveaway I have for you.
Originally, this was going to be a giveaway to celebrate one year blogging on Blogger... 7 years blogging total (Yes, I really did start blogging on Xanga... in June of 2004), but June was a busy month and it just didn't happen. I started blogging to share what was on my heart as a new mom (back when I only had ONE) and to share what God was teaching me, and to show off pictures of my kids to all our family far away. When I made the switch to Blogger it was for the intention of promoting my hand made cards and Artfire shop... but that didn't happen so much either! I have been too busy counting my #1000gifts, and talking about other miscellaneous stuff, and occasionally I did share my cards and crafts, but those posts didn't seem to generate a lot of comments! :(
To be honest with you, I think I am afraid of actually succeeding. I have had plenty of people tell me how much they love my cards, and I have been giving my cards as gifts for years... mostly to my family or for shower gifts (homemade thank yous are so nice). Then I tried selling them, but my only clients are people I know in real life (and I am so grateful to them for supporting me in this venture). However, I don't think I have actually sold any cards to someone I have never met (and for some reason that defines success to me). If people really started buying my cards, I would be committed to spending time in my craft room instead of wasting time on twitter. I would actually have to go to the post office occasionally to mail packages. I might have to improve my photography, so the cards would look as great on the computer as they do in real life. I would have to be ready to have someone criticize my work or, heaven forbid, want their money back... I am not very confident... except for these cards, I love these cards, and I think you will like them too!!
So here they are and the work that went into them...
A beautiful set of 10 thank you notecards (ARV $25.00), made with Creative Memories paper and paper accents. Embellished with brown lace ribbon. Sentiment is hand stamped in colors to match!
Here are some close ups of the individual cards.
Of course, the Creative Memories Paper Buttons I used are in the While Supplies Last section, but they have others in different color schemes, I so might have to buy some more to make another set.
Here is a shot of the paper accented with the brown lace.
I also made the envelopes matching with paper and accented the inside of the cards with paper and brown lace ribbon.
Here is another shot of the whole lot of them, with the matching envelopes... 4 burgundy, 3 navy, 3 olive.
So this giveaway is a thank you for reading... even when I don't know what direction I want this blog to take.
But I can't make it too easy for you to win these cards, so for a chance to get these delightful thank you notes mailed to you (and you can only have them if you promise to use them! :), please answer one of the following questions in your comment!
1. Do you have any compliments, ideas, criticisms, suggestions for me, as I attempt to make a go of an online business?
2. What would you personally be willing to pay for handmade notecards (individual or a set)? Have you ever bought a handmade card before? Do you send cards?
Please be sure to leave a way for me to find you, contact you in the event that I draw your name as winner!! Giveaway ends Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10:00pm EST.
In an effort to promote exposure for my shop, you can also connect with me on facebook, twitter, Artfire, or follow my blog (but it won't get you any bonus entries). You can however get one bonus entry by sharing this post/giveaway on facebook or twitter... just leave me the link to your post so I can confirm it!!