Wednesday, March 18, 2009

damaged goods give away: the beautiful project

Uh, didn't I say something about a give away a while back? I did! The thing is, this give away is about damaged goods...stuff that I don't want to sell because the paper had a weird brown bit embedded in it or their was a crack in the fold or the printing wasn't totally perfect. What could I do with the rejects? Just because I don't want to sell them doesn't mean that someone doesn't want them for free, right??

So without further ado, here's what I'm giving away: 4 cards (damaged goods) + 1 perfect card from my shop (who knows which card it will be...except it will be a surprise!). And look, one of the reject cards isn't even available yet in the shop! To enter, just leave a comment below letting me know what is your favorite card available at my etsy shop. Please include your name or a link to your blog (so I can contact you) by this Friday March 20th 5pm PST and I will pick 1 random commenter.

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Anonymous Erika said...

the howdy blackbird is my favorite tho I love the eat cake be happy sentiment too...

2:36 PM  
Blogger sj said...

Ha! This is fabulous! My favorite card in your shop is the "Totally Screwed" card. Because, I have to admit, I would die laughing if I received that card (providing I was preggo!)

Good luck and cute blog
Sarah @ Lilluxe,

2:36 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

OK my favorite is your "I Tingle When We Mingle" note card. Jaja it's pretty great :D


2:39 PM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

I like Eat Cake. Be Happy.
I think I need more cake in my life...

3:00 PM  
Blogger Juliette said...

Ha, I really like your 'eat cake, be happy' card...although I also like 'knit happens' and the 'howdy' card...:)

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Colene said...

my favourite is you are easy to be around. simple and sweet :)

4:09 PM  
Blogger ...fairyland said...

my favourite one is Green and Greener Bird in a Birdcage Gift Tags (set of 6) :) adorable!! cheers!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Gini+Eric said...

My fave is "YOU ARE RAD." Come payday, perhaps I'll order it to send to my brother. My family moved to another state so I'm here with my husband, missing my baby brother like crazy. He's 16 now. Kind of incredible that the little boy I taught to pee outside is too big to sit on my lap!

4:29 PM  
Blogger shonna said...

i like the pink elephant birthday card. it's real sweet.

congrats on the award! ...sandwiches is my favourite blog, canadian or otherwise. yay for food!

4:32 PM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

Your farts are cute card! I still laugh when I see it, over a year after it first appeared in your shop!

5:18 PM  
Blogger OneLuckyFish said...

I really REALLY REALLY love that even your farts are cute card! I have a hilearous story about that, I may share at a later date... especially if i WIN it. hahaha, love the giveaway!! I also have one going on -

heres my blog,

and my email

5:35 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

I have a hard time choosing between the "Rah rah sis boom bah" card and the "eat cake, be happy" card. I like the sentiments expressed without actually resorting to the traditional words...

5:36 PM  
Blogger kntgrl said...

Of course I really love the knit happens card. They are all pretty wonderful though, aren't they?

5:40 PM  
Blogger Bear Silber said...

Me me me!!! I would love the "throw aways" :)

6:43 PM  
Blogger juststudying said...

I like rah rah sis boom bah! It's a real charmer.


7:34 PM  
Blogger Sally Mae said...

Oooh!! I love give aways! Your notecards are great, but I especially like your simple "Thank You" with the leaves, but I also like the bird cages and the "Be Free" with kite. Thanks!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

I love "I'm So Outta Here". Perfect travelling card.


8:49 PM  
Anonymous alice said...

I tingle when we mingle! because there's a boy with whom i very much hope i'll soon be mingling (and tingling!)!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Digital Misfit said...

Nuts to Thirty is so adorable! It would have made turning 30 a little more pleasant (do you have a Nuts to Thirty-three?)

Totally screwed is HILARIOUS!

9:10 PM  
Blogger joey armstrong said...

i love 'eat cake. be happy.' as well as 'happy birthday + eat lots of cake.' they really define how life should be...

i have to say as well...i saw your cards at 'paper-ya' at granville island on the weekend. it made me so happy. not only awesome to see local stuff in stores, but it's always exciting to be able to say 'hey! i read her blog!'

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

I love the brightly coloured cards "You Look Beautiful Today" and "Good Things Will Happen". Both incredibly positive and uplifting.

Thanks, Kathy

12:14 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I love the "your farts are cute" card - it makes me laugh every time I think about it :)

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Jeannie said...

My favorite from your shop is "Good Things Will Happen." Such a lovely sentiment and I love the brightly colored shapes ... they remind me of the tiles in my childhood kitchen.

6:32 AM  
Blogger barb said...

I love all your "love" cards!!
My favorite is the green "You are easy to be around" notecard.
Your cards are sweet, tongue in cheek, and absolutely perfect!

Great blog!


6:50 AM  
Anonymous Emily said...

It is a tough decision, but I think I like the "Mums the Word" card best. Thanks!

6:57 AM  
Blogger la ninja said...

hi there,

I have to admit I love many of your cards ("howdy", "rah rah sis boom bah", "let's hump"...) and I've been considering placing an order for some time (hello, my name is son, and I'm a card addict!)
however, "hooray for me & fuck you" is my total fave! it's so very rare to find straight-forward language used in such a beautiful & peaceful manner! (I find that cards/tops/etc sporting swear-words tend to be common, obscene, nerdy (or all of the above)

it really made me smile when I first saw this one of yours! so refreshing to see cursing used in an intelligent, pretty yet so sardonic a manner! :)

thx a lot!

son (aka la ninja)

7:15 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

I love the "even your farts are cute" almost (but only almost) as much as the cheery, colorful "good things will happen" card - which is totally my favorite.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Not Another Omnivore said...

The you look beautiful today card is hands down amazing and fits me perfectly. Not because i look beautiful everyday, but because i walk around saying, "you look beautiful today" to random people/animals. Mainly my boyfriend and my sister's cat. They appreciate it.


7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love them all but really like the Hand signs notecards...

7:31 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

It has to be the "totally screwed" one. My sister-in-law (who I mock constantly for how many children she has) is the only one I send cards to. This one? It would probably induce labor, she would laugh so hard.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I love the "Good Things Will Happen" card b/c we need that kind of optimism these days!

Lisa (lasavage[at]comcast[dot]net)

7:37 AM  
Blogger KnittingReader said...

I have a hard time picking my favorite, but Your Farts are Cute really makes me smile.

8:14 AM  
Blogger MadCalicoJess said...

I'm torn. I like a lot of the pun play ones (mums the word), but I still can't choose a favorite. Hmm I think I can narrow it to top two: 'Even your farts are cute' and I really like the color and design of 'Good things will happen', plus it reminds me of some of my favorite lyrics from a song, 'There is no limitation to what can happen'. I adore the uplifting message.
(MadCalicoJess) (at) (gmail) . (com)

8:24 AM  
Blogger memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

My boyfriend would love to see this one on his pillow tonight :)

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Ambitious said...

My favorite ones are the Pink Neopolitan ballooons birthday cards!!! But all of them are beautiful!!!! :D

9:15 AM  
Blogger Crafty Ash said...

it was a hard decision, but i love the Totally Screwed Egg and Sperm note card

10:23 AM  
Anonymous jingerly said...

My absolute favorite is "Even Your Farts Are Cute." I have a bit of a bunny obsession.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous chern said...

knit happens. yes yes yes!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

It's such a tough call! But I think I like the "I Tingle When We Mingle" or "Your Farts Are Cute".

Your whole shop is adorable.


11:40 AM  
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11:42 AM  
Blogger megs said...

so hard to choose!! "Mum's the Word" is perfect for my mum - so hard to find any m"u"m cards - and "even your farts are cute" just makes me smile. But I would have to say that my absolute favourite is "Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah" - perfect for so many people and occasions.

Love your shop and your sites.


12:24 PM  
Blogger ann said...

i just discovered your small joys blog and i must say i adore your cards! i think my favorite is the "even your farts are cute".

2:24 PM  
Blogger mc said...

The milk and cookies one! Nice shop!

2:24 PM  
Blogger hollyzhobby said...

Now here's a card to brighten someone's day
Sweet and simple, You look beautiful today.
thank you for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway

2:57 PM  
Blogger -r. said...

i have to tell you.. the 'totally screwed' egg and sperm card is my favourite.. i just wish i knew someone who was expecting!! :D

3:53 PM  
Blogger ~ megan said...

my favourite is "even your farts are cute." i gave it to the hubs last v-day. love all of your stuff though, miss!

6:16 PM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow, tough to pick a favorite! I LOVE cake, so I suppose my favorite is "eat cake. be happy." Perhaps it's a tie with "Audios Muchacho" bicycle card. Just hearted your shop!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Hooray for Me and Fuck You is my fave card, although I'd probably not send it, just put it on the wall by my desk!

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Taryn said...

I think you need to create more cards similar to the -Hooray for Me and F-ck You note card- it made me laugh out loud and cycle through a list of nay-sayers.

Beautiful work though.

9:50 PM  
Blogger plumstars said...

I love the Be Free card...

Cute blog :)

9:51 AM  
Blogger saraines said...

My favorite card is the good luck card with fingers crossed. My fingers stay crossed!!

3:37 PM  
Blogger The Dishwasher said...

I love the Happy Birthday + Eat Lots of Cake card. Great colour and image...pluse, uh...cake rocks!


8:04 PM  

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