Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wonderful One Hundred - and a Giveaway!!


boxed set of custom stationery designed by Nesting Instincts
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As promised in yesterday's post - Number One Hundred - I'm having a giveaway! Yay! Here are the details: Some of you super-observant folks may have noticed I recently mentioned working on my own custom stationery line for Etsy. It is still in the works, although losing my hard drive was a blow; I lost over 30 original designs that I haven't had time to recreate yet. But I'm shakin' it off, and I thought it would be fun to give away a set of 12 custom-designed notecards to one lucky winner. The winner will be able to choose one of the three designs shown below, or a combination of all three. Each card is hand-embellished with a brilliant Swarovski crystal, and will be customized in the wording of your choice...your first name, last name, or both, or monogram will be placed on each card. You can also choose the ink & envelope color!


Design #1: "Estate" - embellished with Swarovski crystal
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These are pictures of personalized stationery I recently designed as part of a wedding gift. The couple's last name is on each card, in the colors of their wedding (blue, obviously!), and each is embellished with a Swarovski crystal. (Please forgive the blurry photos - we are in the market for a new camera that will - among other things - take great close-ups of stationery. I promise this stuff's not blurry in real life!) I'll be giving away notecards with these designs, but with the color and wording of your choice.


Design #2: "Line-up"

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Design #3: "Vintage"
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Here's how you can enter to win: help me name my custom stationery & invitation line! Here are my top three ideas for names:


1. Nest Paperie
2. Ink & Feathers
3. Nest Couture



I already have a favorite, but do you? Leave a comment telling me which name you like best, and you'll be entered into the drawing. And if you have your own suggestion for a name, I'd love to hear it! (You can see I'm playing off the whole "nest" idea because it will remain a division of Nesting Instincts.). The last day to comment on this post and be entered for the drawing will be Saturday, June 7.

I'm excited to design this stationery for one lucky winner! So please leave a comment!

39 comments:

  1. I like "Ink & Feathers". Beautiful stationery...almost too nice to use. Thanks.

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  2. Oh, wow. I love these! They are so beautiful. I have a thing for pretty notecards, so I'm crossing my fingers that I'll win the drawing!

    I like Nest Paperie a lot. Ink & Feathers is fun, too. My only issue with #3 is that it made me think of a woman wearing feathers. I can't decide! I guess I'll choose #1, but I think any of those would work fine.

    Ooh--how about Nest Ink? Get it? It sounds like "Nesting?" And is also a play on Nest Inc.? I don't know, Courtney. I'm wracking my creativity and that's all I've come up with. Can't wait to see what you choose! -Julia :-)

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  3. Those are incredible...we really like "Ink and Feathers"...absolutely fabulous!

    Have a blessed weekend!

    smiles, kari & kijsa

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  4. I like Ink & Feathers. They are all pretty and would make a nice gift for a new bride.

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  5. I like the first 2 better than #3, but how about "Nesting Instincts" -- or even Inky Nest, Inky Feathers. Sorry got carried away.

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  6. So pretty! I think I like Nest Paperie best (they're all good!)but you could also play on the tagline on your blog and go for Feathered Nest Paperie.

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  7. Ok, feel silly now that I read my last post...as I meant to say... nesting INKstincts -- and ok, I am out of here.

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  8. I like Nest Paperie the best. Your designs are lovely!

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  9. I like Ink and Feathers...it is very unique. Please enter me in the giveaway! karen...
    recycledrita.blogspot.com

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  10. I like 'Ink and Feathers'. It has a lovely feel and flow and also hints at what the product is all about. The first is also great with that lovely Frenchy feel.

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  11. My choice would be #1-- or #2.....

    As for other names, all I could think of was "The Stationery Shoppe".... not much creativity here!

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  12. Ink & Feathers for me
    Also pray for our soldiers in Iraq

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  13. I love both Nest Paperie and Ink & Feathers so it's tough to choose.... but I think Ink & Feathers would be more memorable. Your stationery is beautiful!

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  14. I like Ink & Feathers and Nest Paperie. Or maybe "Paper Your Nest", although that sounds like a wallpaper shoppe! These desigs are so beautiful. I know you're going to do well with this new venture. And happy 100th! :)

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  15. Love them all, but my favorite is the one at the top! You're very crafty. :) Best of luck with your Etsy shop!
    ~Wendy

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  16. Hi, my best is # 1. Thanks for your wonderful contest!

    1. Nest Paperie

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  17. I like Nest Paperie the best. And I love the notecards!

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  19. I love the notecards and would love to win them. My favorite name is "Nest Paperie".

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  20. Oh, congratulations are in order! Very fun to have reached this milestone! And to be creating a line of notecards is super exciting too!

    I think I like #1, although #2 is cute too. Both would be perfect.

    Happy happy 100th!

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  21. like about half a million people on the planet, i love fun notecards! i think 'ink & feathers' is a totally cute name and is reminescent of the 'old days' when people would write using quills.

    good luck choosing a name though! what is your favorite?

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  22. I like the third one - Nest Couture. To me it evokes choosing all the things that dress my nest, my home well - choosing beautiful things of quality. Like your note cards.
    Just gorgeous!

    Lorrie

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  23. LOVE those notecards!!! Too cute.

    Hmmm... I think I like option #2 Ink & Feathers. They are all so good, it's hard to decide. I like the suggestions you go for Nest Ink!

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  24. Just a few ideas:

    "Paper, Quill & Ink"
    "Quill to Paper"
    "Paper Aviary"
    "Paper Nest"
    "Inking Nest"
    "Paper Quillery"

    :-)
    Alesha

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  25. Those cards are just beautiful. Love them!

    I think I like Ink & Feathers the best.

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  26. Those are lovely cards, and that shade of blue is really appealing.

    Of the names you've mentioned I like Ink & Feathers best. I like the idea of using "Paperie" in the name as in #1, but it seems like it needs a bit more to the name. Like "The Nest Paperie" or "Nesting Instincts Paperie", etc. That way you have some more syllables to balance it out.

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  27. I like #2 Ink&Feathers
    I love your ideas.
    Darla Leatherman

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  28. Beautiful cards. I wouldn't change a thing (except the name :).

    My favorite is Ink & Feathers.

    Kimberly Taylor

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  29. I love these.. what about Le nest paperie? Or something like that? Is it Le? Or La? I'm not sure... Cool ideas, though, you are so creative! Jen R

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  30. I like Ink & Feathers the best too and your work is beautiful. Thank you!

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  31. Lovely stationary!!
    I'm torn between Nest Paperie and Ink & Feathers. Thank you!!

    bunnybox9 at gmail . com

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  32. I like Ink & Feathers and also the suggestion from above (Nest, Ink).

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  33. Such beautiful stationary! I would love to win this giveaway. I am going with Ink & Feathers. It rolls of the tongue easily and it makes you want to find out what it is all about!

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  34. I love the Ink and Feathers name. It just sounds really personal and cozy. Not fussy. These are beautiful cards Courtney! I love cards but posess not talent in creating them. Thank Goodness for gals like you...

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  35. The cards are beautiful! My vote is for "Ink & Feathers." I also like the reverse, "Feathers & Ink"

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  36. You did a fabulous job! I like "Ink & Feathers" or a couple of other ideas are "Nestled In" or "Winging It". I'm sure whatever you pick it will be great!

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  37. I vote for 1 or 2, about equally.

    Good luck. The designs are lovely.

    Jennifer

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  38. Ink and Feathers because it's easy to remember! And being busy I need easy to remember! Beautiful stationary, it must have been awful to lose your designs.

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thank you for commenting, dahling! I can't wait to hear what you have to say. :-)