Friday, January 28, 2011

A Giveaway because I love ya


Ever since I first began blogging in late 2007, I am still pleasantly surprised at the kindness and support from the people who come here to visit. All that I wanted was to have a site where it was calm and quiet - but not too calm and quiet – if you know what I mean.

And so, because I think you’re wonderful – and to thank you for coming by today - I’m holding another Giveaway. Because it’s the only thing I can think of to show my thanks.

This time I’m offering a set of my new photo greeting cards to three different winners. I hope to have them up on my etsy site later this weekend.


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I love the tradition of sending cards.

A handmade card lets your recipient know that you were thinking of them today and that they are worthy of a little beauty.

Even if they don’t think they are.


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Sometimes they just need to be reminded that you care.


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More fun than receiving an e-mail, these cards are so easy to use. All you need is your recipient’s address and a 44 cent stamp. And then you just pop it in the mail.

And voila – in the time that it would take you to send 475,356,980,543 e-mails, the card will arrive at your recipient’s door.

And they will smile.


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There are three sets from which to choose for this Giveaway.


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Random Assortment

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Havre de Grace

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Birds

Sets include 4 assorted cards and matching envelopes, and ship with protective mylar sleeve in sturdy packaging. Photographs are printed on Kodak Endura archival paper and affixed to Strathmore acid free card stock with embossed edges.Cards measure 5" x 6.875" and the matching envelopes are 5.25" x 7.25".

THE RULES

Leave one comment, telling me which set you’d like to win as well as a way of getting in touch with you to let you know when you’ve won.

Anyone may enter.

Giveaway will continue through Sunday, January 30 at 6 PM. Three winners will be chosen using the integer generator at random.org. Winners will be announced Sunday night between 6-7 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Good luck!

Country Girl

106 comments:

tessie wade said...

the birds! i love the puffy cardinal!

Gail said...

Random Assortment, but I do love them all.

texwisgirl said...

BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS please! <@) peep!

I still send old-fashioned snail mail too when I can think of it ahead of time!

alphabet soup said...

Havre de Grace for me...

I just love light houses.

Ms Soup

PS Your post from yesterday was simply beautiful Kate.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Awesome photos and cards!
Today hubby bought two new lens's for me as a early b-day present cant wait to try them out ! Have a wonderful day! Have a wonderful day !

DesertHen said...

Random, but I love them all!
deserthenatgmaildotcom

Pattie said...

I love them all! They are beautiful. But my favorite is the birds. Lovely giveaway! 8>)

msdewberry said...

Random I guess, but it is so hard to make a decision, when all of them are really beautiful!

becky up the hill said...

Oh the birds! I love to say the word random, but it's the birds for me. Have a wonderful weekend Kate. I'll check back and if I win ;o)..I'll send you my addy.

HOA Mgr Lady said...

Loved your post regardng your hunny.
I love the random selection love snow and ice and birds and such :) Believe in the written word thank yous too!
rcederstro(at)aolhell dot com

Char said...

these are just gorgeous - congratulations

Fine Lines said...

These are all so lovely it is hard to choose, but I really do like the Havre de Grace. Also, I wanted to let you know how very touching your post was yesterday. I get a bit teary just thinking about it. Have a good weekend.

Jessica Stier said...

Stunning! I have been making an effort to send snail mail more frequently. It has been a really fun endeavor! The random assortment is my fav since it has flower pictures. I'm a flower loving kinda gal.

jessicastier at gmail dot com

Snap said...

Birds, please and thank you VERY MUCH!!!!

Andi said...

The random assortment has three of my favorites of your photos, but the birds, oh the birds!! They remind me of my grandmother. :) But if I HAVE to chose one, the random assortment wins. Looooove looooove the bell tower and daisy.

Yvonne said...

I love them all but if I have to pick one it would be random. Love seeing your photography....it always makes me smile.

Linda said...

Birds please!!

Gone Country said...

What a difficult decision to make! They're all so beautiful! But, since I have to choose, I'll take the Havre de Grace if I win. I love your blog! I have recently renewed my passion for photography and am having a blast taking pics. Your blog is an inspiration and encourages me to get better. As a way to share my pics, I have just started to blog and am loving it! Thanks again!
gonecountry2004atyahoodotcom

Michelle said...

I still love the fine art of writing real letters, along with all the tools - pens, paper, stamps, fun return address labels. The bird set is my favorite, but I'd be happy with ANY of them!

Snappy Di said...

Hi Kate. Because I have not been able to take any great bird photos I would choose those. They are lovely!

Di

Chrissykat said...

Ooooh! Yay, a chance to win some FAB photos & the opportunity to share them...double prizes! (know the movie?!)
Thank you for the chance to win. As many have mentioned it's hard to choose but if I must, I choose Havre de Grace. Lighthouses & seagulls...life is good.

Leese said...

Ooooh! They are all so gorgeous it's so hard to choose!
But I think Havre de Grace. Living on an island nation, it's hard not to have an affinity with lighthouse's!

Deb said...

I love the birds. Very pretty.

Nancy H. said...

I love your cards and I would love to win the assortment. I send my grandma a handwritten note every Monday and I have for as long as I can remember.

Alisa said...

Kate, your talents never cease to amaze me! What beautiful cards! I would have to say I love the "random" set the best.

maillady said...

i would love a set of the randoms. thank you in advance..... peg

Staci said...

I would choose the birds; your photos of our feathered friends are always so lovely!

nainai said...

Your 'I love' post yesterday was so moving! Thank you for sharing it. I'd take the birdies.....

mrs mediocrity said...

birds, of course. and you are so sweet...

Annette W. said...

Well...I love to see beauty all around me, especially those flower. Given our proximity, I would have to choose Havre de Grace though!!

RottenMom said...

Love the Birds!

I'm at RottenMomBlog@gmail.com, should random.org decide to gift me!

So generous of you! XO

Anonymous said...

Your photos are always so lovely! I really adore the bird pics and I could see myself sending one or all of those to my mom to brighten her day...she loves birds!
Karen
karen_bremermann@yahoo.com

Flat Creek Farm said...

awwwww! you're so nice to us!! I love all of your photography, however I am truly partial to the bird collection. Thank you! -Tammy

MaggieGem said...

What a great prize! I would like the random set, because variety is the spice of life...

Low Tide High Style said...

I agree Kate, cards are so much nicer to receive than just an email, and yours are lovely! I would pick Havre de Grace, I love the seaside theme of this group!

Happy Weekend!

Kat :)

DAnna said...

One of my favorite ways to use my photographs is to make them into cards and send them to friends! I love your bird photos, so, I would choose the birds, if I would be lucky enough to win.

Debbie Jean said...

The birds, but they are all beautiful, I would not mind getting any of them!!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Sweetpea said...

Tweet! Tweet!! Tweeeeeeeet!!!
...and you already know where my nest is :>]]

Judy said...

If I were to win....I would pick the birds.

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

How exciting. I LOVE your photography and when I saw that you were having a give away I couldn't wait to read your whole post on my google reader I had to click thru. Your bird photography is soooo soft and romantic (so are your other ones), so that will be my choice if I win. It might be hard for me to send them to others tho. I might have to gaze at them for a while myself.
peace n abundance,
CheyAnne

deborah said...

Oh my, I would love to win any of them! But, as much as I love sending cards, if I were lucky enough to win, the cards would be framed and either sitting on a table or hanging on the wall.
Your post yesterday was lovely, Kate.

deb said...

Really?????

oh, random if I had to pick.

you are so kind. and I said that loudly and all excited like.

Ellen said...

Love your cards. And if I won them, I would frame them.

Lisa RedWillow said...

I love them all Kate. The Random Assortment would be the best win of all your works.
Stay warm. I scrolled thought your last few blogs and I love yoru textures and wonderful words.

mudmaven said...

I am in love with all your photographs, but the birds do tend to make my heart skip that beat like it does when you see something totally awesome and beautiful. Thank you so much for being so generous and sharing your art and life with us. ~chris

Lili said...

They turned out so lovely! I would be torn between the Birds and the Havre de Grace, just because. What a beautiful gesture to offer these up to your readers. xo ~Lili

TSannie said...

Of course I love your photos - you really do have an eye - but the card border you've chosen is so beautiful!
I just want all your photos of your cardinals. Male and female, they are just spectacular!

Laura~peach~ said...

love them all but the random set catches my eyes!

Tania said...

I love 'em all, but if I had to pick one it would be Havre de Grace.

Thanks!

Patty said...

I love them all, so random assortment would be best. I love your blog and can't wait to see what new photos you have for us to enjoy! And I <3 George!

Chocolate Cat said...

Definately the birds although I'd love any of them, I have a few people that they would be perfect to send to. I love sending mail!

BUSH BABE said...

Wow Kate. Just WOW!
I adore the images and the embossing... which one, which one?
ALL... if I HAVE to choose, then Random Assortment.
:-)
BB

Amy said...

Such beautiful cards Kate, those were the kind I was looking for but never found over here...so ended up with a beach bag for my giveaway ;-)
I'd have to say I'd love the random selection of cards and I know exactly who I'd use those cards on, my grandma...she is the only one I still write too by hand..as she has no idea how to use a computer. She'd love these..
You know where to find me ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend my friend and when you get time and if you want, of course, check out my giveaway!

Karen Hand said...

Ohhhhhhh.....sigh...I love them all! If I have to pick...the birds are the ones....my dad loved his bird feeders and the feathered visitors to them. Now that he has retired and moved into an apartment....mailing these cards to him may help him smile, since he no longer has the opportunity to enjoy the feeders & birds!

Gayle said...

Oh, the birdies, the birdies. Love them all but the birdies are sooooooooooo wonderful.
Thanks

Barb T. said...

They are all beautiful, but I'm a big bird fan!!!

Sarah said...

I would love to have the Havre de Grace set - my newfound delightful place to visit!

Dawn said...

ah - love them all ... but I think the birds are my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Adrienne said...

I love the set of your birds. In fact you have inspired me and I now have four feeders and a birdbath out in our yard. And birds! Thank you!

Hartwood Roses said...

Kate, dear, you have been infinitely successful at creating a lovely, peaceful place here for us to visit. I know I can count on kind words, beautiful images, and thoughtful sentiments.

I have a rose friend that I must contact the old-fashioned way, via a written note or phone call, if I want to tell him something. I find this totally charming.

I'm a bird geek, you remember. And your bird photos are the the BEST!!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday's post made me cry. What a tender thing to share.

I love the bird cards; all of your bird photography is inspired.

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh the birds, the birds. Love them all though. (ebby43 at aol dot com)

Jaime said...

Birds - so nice!

karen said...

Oh, my...hard to pick one...Love the birds...also the random assortment...I couldn't choose between teh two!!

Anonymous said...

I like the random assortment.
deb t.
datgrl at aol dot com

Susan said...

Decisions, decisions, I go for the Birds!

Anonymous said...

I love the birds, but would be happy with any of them.

carrie1807@aol.com

Mary Ann said...

I would chose the birds. Thanks so much for your giveaway.

jimandmare@comcast.net

LivewithFlair said...

Havre de Grace! I'm at Live with Flair: www.livewithflair.blogspot.com

tj said...

...Oh my girl, those cards are beautiful! I love the border you chose - gorgeous! :o)

...Put me down for da birds. I love all your photos but I would love to send out bird cards, especially yours. ;o)

...Thank you for the chance to win and enjoy your weekend!

...Blessings Country Girl Family... :o)

ladyfi said...

What superb shots! I love the random assortment most.

Devon said...

How sweet to have a giveaway! I love all of your pictures... Choosing one group would be difficult. Yet, I am partial to the Birds group!

Egghead said...

Oh I love them all but the birds are my absolute favorite.

Ashley Sisk said...

Love this giveaway - gorgeous assortment and gorgeous cards. I really love your random cards. My email is connected to my account.

Jo Whitehurst said...

I love them all, but I think that the random assortment would be my first choice. Each is so beautiful and elegant!

Tammy said...

my first choice is the birds, I am in love with the beautiful birds you have in your yard.

Kate said...

Oh it'd have to be the BIRDS - love them. I too love the tradition of sending cards, which postage wasn't getting so expensive, I would send care packages more too!

Bluebird49 said...

I hope this comment doesn't show up more than once--the word verification woudln't come up.
I love the BIRDS!! I send cards to shut-ins, and they'd love that--and so would I.

Thanks for the opportunity to win, Kate!

Anonymous said...

Love the birds and love your photos Thank you for all the great posts and pictures Mary

Kay from oregon said...

The birds please,but love them all. freetoyak400@yahoo.com

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh Kate, these are gorgeous! So hard to choose... the Birds - cuz then I'd frame the fluffy cardinal and send out the others!! ;o)

Tammy said...

I love them all, but would choose the random assortment!

sharon said...

I really like the birds but I also love the steeple so I will go random. Beautiful cards Kate. very creative!

Anonymous said...

Love the birds, enjoy your blog.
It is very peaceful. I guess I need a camera. It like that old saying, Its not what you look at that matters, it is what you see.

Jane Joiner said...

I love the random pictures.

Just found your blog; love hearing about George and being inspired by your work!

Anonymous said...

I like the Random Assort, although they all look to be very nice. I am thankful I cameupon your site, it's in my list of favs!

Michaele said...

I would love to win the Assortment! Your photos always awe me!!!!!!

PatchworkRose said...

Definately the Birds Kate. I just so love all your gorgeous photos of birds and the settings you choose.
Cheers
Lynne

Anonymous said...

I don't need to win, I already have because the woman who takes these fantastic, uplifting, gorgeous photo's is my big sister. Loveyameanit!

Kerri said...

I LOVE them all my friend .... but if I had to choose .... I would have to choose the birds .... oh how they steal my heart!

And your sissy left such a wonderful comment :) What a sweet sissy you have.

DFlemMama said...

I love the random assortment because I'm random myself! =)

michelle said...

Any one of the three would be just fine with me! Reading your blog makes me smile. every.single.time.

Thank you!

Rural Revival said...

I could never choose, so I just rolled a die. Number one it is. Thanks Kate!

~Andrea~

Di said...

Oh, they are all beautiful but if I must choose, I think I would pick Havre de Grace. I'm not far from there and I love visiting every once in awhile. Thank you. Enjoy your site and wonderful photographs.

Dyche Designs said...

I love giving and receiving handwritten notes and letters.

They are all so beautiful but if I had to pick one set it would be the random selection.

Beautiful giveaway.

Suzanne said...

I would love the birds.

Alli said...

I honestly love each and every set. They're all beautiful! I love hand written notes (sending & receiving). Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Carolynn said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I love old fashioned cards and who doesn't like to receive one unexpectedly in the mail. I love all your images, so if I had to choose, it would be the Birds, followed by the Havre de Grace set. Those chirpy little puff balls of colour just steal my heart.

xoxo
Happy Sunday.

jgrimsleys said...

The birds are beautiful! They are all beautiful!

Gert's Mom said...
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Gert's Mom said...

Such a tough decision as they're all so gorgeous, but I guess I would go with the random assortment. Kate, I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your blog! It's always such a joy to read....thank you.

Louisiana Belle said...

The birds! I love your entire collection, though!

Daryl said...

Oh well .. late to the party

The Japanese Redneck said...

Neat giveaway. Very pretty cards.

Oliag said...

sorry I missed this...I will be looking for them at your shop!
xo

Joy said...

Where do you order your cards from? And do you attach/glue your prints to the cards? Can you please let me know via e-mail? I send out cards with my (printed) photos attached to the cards--and I use card stock. Yours look very professional and, of course, beautiful.