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Thursday, June 5, 2008

birthday giveaway featuring swanky paper.

maybe you missed the news, but it's almost my birthday. hip hip hooray! presents, balloons, another candle on the cake... it's going to be great. but, i've always been taught that it is better to give than to receive. so, with that in mind, i'm throwing a month-long birthday celebration, here on the blog. each week i will be hosting a giveaway featuring some of my favorite things. & at the very tip top of that list is personalized stationary. let's face it... in this day & age, the art of a handwritten note is quickly fading away - it's so much easier to send an email or text message. but nothing gives me a bigger thrill than spying an envelope in the pile of mail, with my name addressed on the front, in an actual, real, live person's handwriting, instead the usual computer generated bills i get. that being said, this week's giveaway is featuring a grab bag chock full of some of my favorite designs from swanky paper, personalized just for you! i'll be the first to admit that i'm a bit biased, because the designer, heather, is a good friend of mine. but seriously, i LOVE all of her designs. they are fun, vibrant & actually make me want to sit down & write someone a card. but, i guess i better pick out a couple of favorites, otherwise, i may be shipping one lucky winner a truckload of personalized stationary... so take a gander at heather's cute shop & check out all of her designs. seriously, you'll be ready to order cards for yourself, your mom, your neighbor & even your aunt mabel - they are that cute!

so here are the rules of the game:
* you have until midnight PST on monday, june 9th to enter.
* simply make a comment on this post to enter.
* anyone can enter (so tell your friends), although anonymous comments will be ignored unless accompanied by an email address.
* please, just one entry per person.
* the winner will be randomly picked & announced tuesday.

181 comments:

Bunny B said...

Happy upcoming Birthday, Kelly!

Sweet prize! I'd love to win this! Thank you so much for the chance!! :)

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Kari said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. She has some fantastic designs.

Happy Birthday!

Cathy said...

I love to send hand written notes... this is just my luck!

Wendi said...

I love pretty paper and personalized stationery.
One of my favorite things too.
I am on my way to go check Heather's designs out. Just judging from the cards on your post... I am going to have a difficult time choosing.
Thanks for the chance to win and for the link to her site.

Tanja said...

I love good mail...both sending it and receiving it!

Natalie Jane said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Wish we could go celebrate with hot chocolate at a nice little coffee house :)

mary elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!

This paper is to die for, so yum!

Shepherd Family ACAL said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Aglaya said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I won't be able to participate in the SWAP though I really would like to. There are post workers strikes going on here and postal situation got really messy, I haven't seen a postman for more than a week and post offices are closed or there is one person to deal with all irritated clients.Since post workers have taken the chance to participate in the SWAP away from me, I'd really appreciate it if you counted me in for this giveaway. So please, please, count me in...

Happy upcoming birthday!

Tiffany said...

Oh fun!! Paper, Cards, ribbons and gifts...what more could make a girl happy..

Happy early Birthday!!!

~Tiffany

Stephanie said...

Yah! Happy birthday to you! So glad that I stumbled upon your blog and found your favorites thing swap! Trying to get all of my coworkers involved too!

Hope that you birthday is wonderful!

VerrySherry said...

who knows if i win, one sheet might end up addressed to my 'fav things' partner!

Darilyn said...

Enter me! I love fun paper and I agree about receiving a handwritten note. I just love it.

Karin said...

Happy Birthday!

I love stationery! ~~~ have several letters lying here that I need to finish up and send~~~

Shannon Nora said...

Happy Early Birthday Kelly! I love sending note cards as well :)

Kaki said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway, please count me in!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

What fun! Please count me in.

sunny said...

happy birthday!! our birthdays are not that far apart! (mine is next week on friday the 13th!).

thanks for having a giveaway. what fun!!

kelly said...

I love these designs! I hope I win.

Liz said...

Happy early Birthday! The paper is too cute!

Casey said...

oooh great giveaway! I love stationary!

juliagulia said...

Happy Birthday!
Turkeylipsw83@gmail.com

Natalie* said...

How sweet are you, giving on YOUR day! Count me in!

Adam & Kristen Birkmeyer said...

YEAH for birthdays and YEAH for personalized note cards! Very cute. I hope you enjoy your birthday month!

kbirkmeyer at gmail . com

My life said...

I visit your blog for several months (i'm a french blogger!)but never left a comments. I like your posts.
I've always loved stationery and are sad that internet takes its place most of he time, even if it's practical though. It's so fun to have good mail delivery!!I love the designs of the stationeries on Swanky paper's blog.
Happy birthday!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!

--Rachel P

Lizunia said...

Lovely notecards...these would inspire me to send some mail!

Micah, Danielle, Sophie, and Angus said...

I love getting mail too! Happy Birthday Month!!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Nancy said...

Very cute stuff. I really like the Mod Garden, and the Queen Ann's Lace. Thanks for the giveaway and a very Happy Birthday to you.

Tori said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!! Is it better to give than receive on your birthday?! jk! Hope it is a good one!

Christa said...

Happy almost Birthday! Her designs are really cute!!!!

Anita K. said...

Happy early birthday! Heather has some fabulous designs and I would LOVE to win!

love.boxes said...

Happy Birthday!

Jen said...

Happy birthday! What a fun "goody bag" way to share your grand day! I hope your candle wishes come true.

Cheers!

jendarland@cox.net

Lindsey said...

OH yay! Who wouldn't want something so cute!

Aimee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I love personalized stationery!

tammy said...

I'm a sucker for a giveaway. Plus I love cute stationary!

The Thomas' said...

I hope your birthday is fantastic - I love your blog and have been "lurking" for a few weeks now :) P.S. I LOVE stationary - it's my weakness
- Breanna

jodieak51 said...

Happy Birthday! I would love to enter your giveaway.

pjmomof3boys said...

Who wouldn't love stationery with a name like "swanky paper"? I agree--handwritten notes are fast becoming a lost art. I would love to help bring it back! :)

Paula

Oh, and HAPPY HAPPY 30th!! Don't worry. Your body doesn't start really going down the tubes until 35!

Misty said...

Yay!!!! I want to win! Happy Birthday! is your birthday actually the 9th??? That's my dear sweet Amanda's birthay!

Kelli said...

I love the stationary. If I win, I'll send you a hand written note! Happy to You.
Kelli

Tiffany said...

Kelly, I am so happy to here we have the same birthday month...Yippee ! I will be the big 27 on friday June 6. Yikes, I can't believe it. I hope you have a wonderful birthday as well. I would love to enter your free give away. Have a fabulous day !

linda said...

Oh how I love giveaways...and personalized stationery!

Thank you for the giveaway and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

CalicoDaisy said...

Happy Birthday! Pretty paper to give away. -- Michele
calicodaisy (at) gmail (dot) com

Aranne and Dan said...

Very cool prize.. I never have anything personalized since the crazy spelling of my name Aranne! Love this!

Lexi & Josh said...

I love to send out cards and notes...infact I try to keep stationary in my purse...you never know when a thank you note is going to be needed!
I hope you have a happy birthday!!!

Tina said...

Pick me, pick me!!!
Thanks for doing this, HOW FUN!
And way cute stuff!!

Shera said...

Loving the stationary!

Chelsey said...

Love the give away idea... hopefully I win just one!

bethany said...

Happy Birthday-this is a great way to celebrate!!

Joyce said...

WOW! Who doesn't love a giveaway! And this one is awesome! Hope you have a great Birthday Month!! :)

Andrea said...

Happy birthday! I see you have lots of love already but I have to put my name in the pot too. :) Have fun tonight with the t-shirts!

swisskiwis said...

I loooove stationery!

Thanks for this idea, need to write some notes again :)

Jennifer said...

I am a HUGE fan of personalized stationary & the handwritten note. I'd love to win this, so thanks for the chance! Happy Birthday, by the way!

Jennifer :-)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! Cute stationary.

Collette said...

Nothing better than "real" mail! Sign me up.

Lindsay said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I would love the opportunity to be entered in your giveaway! I love your blog, and her designs are just the cutest!

- Lindsay

judygr64 said...

Happy Birthday. All the items at Swanky Paper look great. Thanks for sponsoring this.

Jan said...

Happy birthday for sure! Hope your day is lovely -- and I'm in for the giveaway! Hope I win!

Rebecca D. said...

happy happy birthday!!!! I"m like you and try hard to keep letter writing off the endangered list!!!! Have a great birthday month!

Geri said...

Okay I am so loving that paper! Too cute! I have been looking for great personalized stationary for awhile. I would love to win!

Have a very blessed birthday!

Geri Zagorianos
Zagorianosg@yahoo.com

Sandra Ree said...

I'm in Kelly. :)

AuntE said...

I so agree! That is one of the things that I have tried to teach my children ~ write letters to people!!!! Great Gift! You are so generous! You mama did a gret job raising you!
Happy Birthday Girl!
MamaAuntE@AOL.com
Yvette

Marilou said...

How nice it would be to have personalized stationary. Happy Birthday! Mine and my sister's is right around the corner too!

Nicole said...

What great stuff! Hope I win! :)

sewfunky said...

Happy Birthday!

I love your blog, and read it all the time... :D

::Sylvia:: said...

Happy Birthday to-be! You're right, nothing beats something handwritten in each person's unique handwriting! Thanks!

~D Spack~ said...

I have yet to win one of these giveaways, and believe me I've entered several!!! So here's to you and Happy Birthday.

Lene said...

Happy Birthmonth, Kelly!

What a sweet way to celebrate!

TONYA said...

Oooh, I would LOVE to win this. I adore pretty paper.

When is your birthday? Mine is the 20th. Happy birthday to us :)

Marilee said...

I have saved a lot of my hand written notes over the years and I am so glad. An email thankyou just gets read and trashed, but hand written cards live forever.

hayley said...

i love handwritten letters!

J & H Larson said...

I love that someone else out there loves stationary! I was just in the bathroom thinking about what I wanted to put in my "favorite things swap" basket and I thought of stationary! I love it and it is a dying art form! :0(

Jared and Shannon Allen Family said...

Hi Kelly! Happy Birthday!
I'd love to have a chance at winning! I love those happy notes in the mail too!

Krista said...

Happy birthday month! thanks for sharing the b-day love

Meg said...

These would be great to have since I'm a teacher!!

arbee said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! :)

Thanks for the chance for this prize...I LOVE that the designs are all named after candy...how adorable is that?!

Kathi said...

A great idea and a fun giveaway. Thanks for thinking of us on your birthday...

April said...

Your birthday and we get the gifts...fabulous !!

shinyruby2 said...

You miss, truly are a special person. What a beautiful gesture :)

There is a great site I came across recently where a lady set herself a task to give a gift to someone every day for a week - from a flower, to a chocolate, to a small knick knack, and you've inspired me to follow both your leads.

Happy birthday, eat drink and be merry ok?! You deserve it! x

Leslie said...

I noticed she had notecards with Queen's Annes lace flowers - one of my favorite wildflowers.

Happy soon to be birthday!

Brianne said...

How generous of you to think of us when it is YOUR b-day. Thanks!

Quelly said...

What a generous birthday girl you are!
I love how you choose to celebrate!

Jenny said...

hope you have a wonderful birthmonth! what a great giveaway!

the W* family said...

Happy Birthday! So nice of you to give away presents for your birthday! Love those notecards... so cute.

Allison

momof3crazykids said...

The cards are so cute. How fun would it be to win!
I love to send notes to people. I also love to get them!

Paige said...

I love paper products!

Happy Birthday.

CathyB. said...

stationery is my #1 fav. thing. cute designs. i'll have to stop by and shop sometime. thanks for sharing. ps. life gets better (if that's possible) when you hit the big 30! Best Birthday wishes for the entire month.

Danielle said...

My birthday is coming up too! Cancer is a great zodiac sign! I just started reading your blog recently and it's great!

Beckaroo said...

I "HEART" your blog!
Happy Bday!

Jancd said...

Having a Birthday is great. Sharing your birthday is wonderful. Happy Birthday!

Misty said...

Thanks for coming by and checking out my blog, Kelly! This is a great giveaway!

jen said...

oh my goodness, mrs. kelly you're popular! i can't wait to hear about the nymcn, wish i lived closer...and happy early birthday!

TopHat said...

Ooh! Sign me up!

Fratzels said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!!! I have personalized stationary for my little man and now need some for my newest ladybug - these designs are so cute!

Angela said...

Okay, how FUN are these designs! I love them... if I don't win, perhaps I will have to purchase some anyway!

p.s. Happy Birthday!!!

Amanda K said...

I totally agree with you, I love, love, love getting handwritten notes in the mail and since I love it so much, I try and do it too hoping someone loves it as much as I do! Cute paper and have a happy upcoming birthday!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I love to send notes to friends and family.

Jenkinson Family said...

So cute. I'd love them Shay

nicolefurness said...

so kind of you to be giving on your birthday! happy birthday! may you have a joyous day!

Sandy M said...

I'm also a paper addict, lol. Great giveaway. I'd love to win this.

Amy said...

Happy soon to be birthday! Hand written notes are one of my ultimate favorite things in the world... sending and receiving them! I'd love to win this- thanks for having such a great giveaway! (oh and I love that your little guys name is Gavin- that's one of my favorites!)

Alycat said...

Happy Birthday to you!!
I love Heather's stuff

The Robin's Nest said...

Happy "almost" Birthday!
Count me in for the giveaway!
Thanks so much!
Robin

finding joy said...

What cute stationary! I love it! Happy Birthday - giving others gifts what a good example.

MollieB said...

what a cool idea! beautiful stationary!

MollieB said...

what a cool idea! beautiful stationary!

Nicki said...

Hey! I have an aunt Mabel.

Shannon said...

I'm a big paper fanatic!
Count me in for the goods!

palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Suzanne said...

Happy early birthday!

I totally agree about getting handwritten mail versus bills. What can beat that?!

Thanks for the chance!

Matt and Joanna said...

My friend just introduced me to your blog! Love it! And, Happy Birthday to you! Love your cards!

Kara said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me! One of my New Year's resolutions was to write a "real" letter a week. With this stationary, I just might redeem myself!

Jill said...

I can honestly say Im good about sending snail-mail cuz I know everyone loves to receive it. With these, my notes would be NIFTY instead of just NICE!

Kim said...

Oooh, I love stationery. Always have. I would spend foreve as a kid looking and touching everything in the local stationery store.

2P and Super B said...

hope I win. I love her designs.

Kimberly said...

What a fun idea! I don't know how you find the time with two kids, a swap, a business, and now this. Sounds like fun! I'm in!

starpansie2004@yahoo.com

Sara said...

Cute cards! Just signed up for the swap- the kids get entertained all summer, so this will be a little something for me to look forward to:)

Happy Birthday to you!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! I've just stumbled across your charming blog, what a cute family!
I'd love the personalized stationery; I write notes all the time!

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday!
I would love to enter your giveaway!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Who doesn't love stationary? I completely agree with you that receiving a note in the mail is grand! I love the designs and thank you for allowing the opportunity to possibly win some! Thanks!!!

TUTU Monkey said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your new year of life!!!

What a fun idea!!!

TUTU Monkey said...

Opps pushed send too fast....my Birthday was yesterday so "cheers to US and being Gemini's".....:)

Shannon said...

COUNT ME IN!!!! And you know me, if I don't win it, I'll probably buy it ;)

Diane said...

I love mail too! and birthdays! I just had mine and got the best present ever... an engagement ring!
Hope you have a great one too!

sandals said...

Such an adorable idea! Happy Birthday!

Amanda Conley said...

Oooh, count me in! I LOVE stationary! Happy Birthday!

rdurazscrap said...

Wow! What a fun giveaway. I hope I win...is that selfish? Happy Birthday!!! What a fun way to celebrate!

PS: Thanks for visiting my scrapbook blog. It's fun to get a comment on there every once in awhile.

Ramona said...

Happy Birthday ~ Enjoy!

Thank you for your "Red Rooster" comments.....Red Fun Forever...that's what I say!

Smiles ~ Ramona

becky said...

Hi Kelly!

Happy Birthday! I love the unique stationery and I also love reading your blog. I found it through a friend's blog. I really enjoy your wonderful craft ideas and yummy recipes. Thanks!

Jake and Emily said...

Happy Birthday. I would love to be included. Thanks for all the great ideas on your blog.

Erica said...

Happy PRE BIRTHDAY! I would love the chance to win some paper! What a great prize!!! Thanks!

ericaengland@gmail.com

Kate said...

What a fun way to celebrate your birthday. Who doesn't love Good Mail & Stationar!! Hope its a great one!.

Kate

Kate said...

What a fun way to celebrate your birthday. Who doesn't love Good Mail & Stationar!! Hope its a great one!.

Kate

ann marie said...

happy birthday! How sweet of you to treat everyone else to all these nice presents and treats! I am just like you...love finding that card in the mail addressed to me personally in handwritten ink. Lovely! I try to give them out too, because I'm sure I'm not the only one who enjoys that so I'm in need of more cards. Perfect timing! Thanks a bunch!

Rae said...

One of my favoritest things is stationary. Definitely sign me up! :) And Happy Birthday!!!

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oooh! Oooh! Pick me! Pick me! :) Thanks for your generousity. xoxo, Jessica

Judy B said...

count me in this sounds likw fun
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

I love the give away you are having so please count me in.

I'm going to post a link to your give away on my blog.

Which, by the way, I'm doing a give away too. You may want to take a peek and see if you want to sign up.

Joanne

I Do Faces said...

Wow I love finding random blog giveaways!!!!
CUTE paper!!!!
Happy Birthday :)
-Tasia idofaces56@aol.com

Julie said...

thats my sister and good luck to them.

Crystal said...

Thanks for all your comments! When will you be picking and notifying us of who our swap partner is?

Laura B. said...

From someone who just turned 30 last month...it's not as bad as I though! Maybe people are right when they say that your 30's are the best.

Happy Birthday!!!

kiddlebug said...

Happy Birthday!

That is beautiful paper.

katri said...

Happy birthday!

I love hand written notes. So lovely and personal.

whitney said...

I love writing notes. Happy Birthday!

The Days said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I am a stationary addict and would LOVE to win!

Shannon&Eli said...

count me in...this is great! THanks, and happy happy birthday!

Jenn said...

I love sending handwritten notes. It is also my birthday this month and like you love to celebrate all month. I would so give away some cool prize to because it is better to give then recieve but noone reads my blog so I would have no one to give it to. Maybe I will try though. thanks and Happy birthday

Scrapbook University said...

First online giveaway entry. Thought I would give it a try.
jwaters4@suddenlink.net

becks said...

Happy Birthday! I am with you all the way...I LOVE snail mail and getting cards/letters! Cheers.

Chloe said...

Yes please and happy almost birthday!

Ginger said...

Happy birthday to you what a wonderful thing to do for your birthday. Nice prize too.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday! and I love a give away!

Little Bits of Everything said...

Hi, thanks for the comment on my blog...my poor untended to blog,LOL. Love all your inspiration. Hope you enjoy your b-day.

Pink Petunia Designs said...

Personalized stationary is so awesome. I love it. My birthday is in a few more weeks too and I think that you have inspired me to do a giveaway too. Thanks

KJ said...

just perfect for little old me! In time for my birthday, too.

KJ said...

just perfect for little old me! In time for my birthday, too.

Amber said...

I'm going to give this one a shot! I would love writing a note on something that cute--Thanks and Happy Birthday to you!

Alayne said...

I love stationery too! What a great giveaway :)

Happy Birthday!

Bek said...

Happy birthday Kelly, I just found your blog:) I love writting paper and would love to be in your give away.

Bek

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday! I love sending, and especially receiving REAL mail!

Moments said...

hApPy BiRtHdAy!!
What a fun way to celebrate! I love her designs, her link will most definetly end up under my favorites!

~Lyndi

natalie said...

Happy Birthday!
I love all things paper. Her designs are so cute.

Rosanne said...

Wow, I love stationary, thanks for the opportunity!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Happy Birthday! We find no reason you can't celebrate the whole month long! We'd love to be entered in your way-cool giveaway for sure! We found you over on Joanne's blog - and we're glad we did - you have a fantastic blog!!
Smiles,
Karla & Karrie

Katy Lin :) said...

hope you have a fantabulous birthday! i'm excited to try some of the t-shirt ideas! :) thanks!

Christian said...

These are lovely, please add my name to the list!

Jennifer said...

I love getting mail. It's like Christmas! Happy Birthday too!
jeffyfroggy@yahoo.com

Carrie Sue said...

Sounds great!

Laurel MacD said...

Just found your blog - just in time!

Lis said...

Very Cute! Would love to win!

Andrew, Jen, & Taedon Kent said...

oh man...just in time!! There is nothing like getting a "special" in the mail! Love this paper & this idea!!

Christal said...

Love love the paper !! And a happy birthday soon!!

kim said...

HAP HAP HAPPPY BIRTHDAY. Thanks for being a giver!!! Hope your day is terrific.

Woodard Gang said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I love the designs of the swanky paper... would love to win :o)

Lacie said...

Better last then never-Ha! I think I am within the time-Well, here in Texas I am within the time!!

happy Birthday girl!

virjennifer said...

Happy Birthday! What a great month, June is one of the most beautiful.
You're so nice!

Melissa said...

Happy happy birthday!!!

Diana Lyn said...

HI Kelly, I am fairly new to the blogging world. I stumbled on in so I came for a visit! Your family is beautiful! and love your paper! Stop by for a visit soemtime and I will put the coffee on, don't let my Picture scare you , I don't really look like that! Diana Lyn