Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway

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Hello! I'm so excited to be taking part in the Fall Y'all giveaway! Thank you to Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer for hosting it!

I am thrilled to be giving away YOUR CHOICE of either:

• 30 custom-designed photo cards (Christmas cards, birth announcements, invitations, etc.) ($50 value) (Includes FREE shipping for continental USA addresses)
Cards are 4 x 6 and are printed on Fuji Archive Crystal photo paper.
• A high quality jpg file of a custom 4 x 6 photo card design so you can print as many cards as you need.
($50 value)(This will be emailed to you, so there is no shipping fee.)

To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment on this blog stating which type of card you would like (Christmas card, birth announcement, shower invitation, etc.) and which design from my website ( like best. Or if you have something in mind that you did not see on my website.

I will be adding more designs this week, so check back often.
In your comment, be sure to put your email address or your blog address so I will be able to contact you.

Giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers. But if you have a blog, leave your blog address in the comments and I would love to visit your blogs.

I will randomly choose a winner on Sunday, Nov. 4th and will announce the winner here on my blog on Monday, Nov. 5.

Go over to Bloggy Giveaways during the week of October 29th for more great giveaways!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cute as a Bean!

My sister just had a baby girl, so I am having so much fun shopping for cute things for my new little niece. Lots of super-cute handmade items can be found at So I thought I'd share some of my favorites.

These bibs and burp cloths by Linabean are just cute as a bean! I love the very bright, colorful, fashionable fall patterns. And this is how she describes the burp cloth: "The burp cloth is a very absorbent cloth diaper in my own custom shape…A BEAN. It rests easily on your shoulder and stays there! It has piping trim and is reversible also." Brilliant!

Linabean has lots of other very chic designs. Check them out at:

Monday, October 22, 2007

Indie Star of the Week on The Handcrafted Wedding

Last week, Joyful Heart Design was chosen as Indie Star of the Week! I was so excited! On October 18, one of my Save the Date cards was featured on Lynn's blog at

Tired of the ho-hum, mass-produced, cookie-cutter products that saturate the wedding market these days? If you’re looking for fabulously uncommon wedding ideas that will help your big day truly reflect your personality and style, check out

There you'll find unique bridal jewelry and accessories, wedding stationery, wedding favors and gifts, and unique wedding accents and ideas.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Delightful Details - Issue #1

Yesterday was my birthday and I did something quite exciting. I sent out the very first issue of my first ezine - "Delighful Details". It was a lot of fun to write and design. I hope it will be delightful reading. It included a Recipe for a Mouth-watering Invitation, a note about breast cancer awareness, announcement of the winner of my monthly drawing, a coupon corner as well as a few other delightful details. And a special coupon for subscribers.

If you didn't receive a copy and would like to, you can subscribe at my website at

Friday, October 12, 2007

In Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To help raise awareness about breast cancer, and to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, I am donating $5 from the sale of each set of PASSIONATELY PINK or PRETTY IN PINK Notecards.

For more info on how you can get involved go to

To order a set of PASSIONATELY PINK or PRETTY IN PINK Notecards go to:

Monday, October 8, 2007

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

I tend to do my best work when I'm faced with a deadline and a clear purpose. Such was the case recently. I signed up to have a booth at a Baby and children's event. I realized that I needed more birth announcements to show examples of my work, so here's what I came up with on the night before the event. (Yes, I'm a night-owl. I had rather stay up late than get up early, much to the dismay of my husband.) I'm also a bit of a last-minute person. :)

I have not listed all of these on my Etsy site yet. So, email me if you are interested in getting prices or more info on any of these designs.

Monday, October 1, 2007 Winner

I sponsored a contest on which ended yesterday. Everyone who subscribed to my new ezine, Delightful Details, and left a comment on was entered in this random drawing.

And the winner is. . .

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy this set of Wildly Fun Animal Print Thank You notes.

I encourage everyone who likes Indie items (things made by Independent businesses) to check out They have new contests and deals every day on some really cool stuff!

If you missed the contest, but still would like to subscribe to my new ezine, Delightful Details, you can do so by visiting my website: