4.19.2010

Vote For Your Favorite + Another Giveaway!

Long live the handwritten note...but I'm out of personalized stationery! Here I am surrounded by designs I love and paper that feels fabulous in my hands as I print for others, but I don't have a single note card with my own name on it. "Cobbler's Wife Syndrome" strikes again! Time to fix that!

But which design shall I choose? More than one for sure, because you never know what your mood will be when you sit down to write (or what occasion will inspire you to write), but choosing favorites for a designer who creates only what she loves is like trying to pick your favorite child. No can do.

So I decide to start from scratch. Where to turn for inspiration? To my love of all things French, of course! And suddenly I remember something my aunt pointed out: I don't have any lavender in my French Motif collection. Mais oui! What was I thinking? There's nothing that takes me back to Provence like a bundle of lavender flowers!

I was envisioning a few dainty sprigs tied together with a simple string, but I couldn't make the picture in my mind look right on paper, so I turned to the most talented artist I know: my sister! Dainty watercolors aren't her passion, but stick a pencil and a paintbrush in that girl's hand and she can work wonders! She's what I call CRAZY talented! (To see more of her art, follow her new blog...totally inspiring!)


Back to the new stationery design. My sister's rendering is spot on, and I'm completely smitten, but now to pair it with the perfect font. This is where I get a little carried away (like here and here). I need your help!


I like the way a light sage/moss/olive-y green coordinates with the stems and lets the flowers pop, but which font do you like best? (Also notice how I play around with the direction and location of the lavender).

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

LET THE VOTING BEGIN! Leave a comment at the end of this post to vote for your favorite. Feel free to tell me what you like about it. The top one or two designs will be added to the online shop, and to sweeten the deal, one of you will win a set of lavender note cards of your very own! The winner will be announced on Monday, April 26th.

And the winner of last week's giveaway:


I won't make a habit of telling you about the winners (I may not always know them), but you have to know this: Kara is a TEENAGER who loves hand written notes! Not only am I honored that a teenage girl would spend her time reading my blog, but I'm encouraged by her comments. There's hope! Note writing may survive the electronic age after all! I may have to throw in an extra set of cards for Kara! Keep writing, girl! I love it!

Don't forget to vote/leave a comment! You may be the next winner!

17 comments:

  1. I like #3. It is classy to me.

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  2. oh my -- tough decision! the lavender graphic is so lovely. if it were me, i'd go with #1 or #5, but I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

    i'm going to go check out your sister's blog -- how great to have so much talent in one family!

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  3. Wow, I love them all! So pretty, dainty, and simple all in one. I think that my favorite is #2 and even though #5 is really completely different from all the rest, I think it is my second favorite!

    I found your blog through your comment at "Dreamy Whites." I'll be coming back often :)

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  4. I like the first and last the best. Between those two I can't really decide as I like them both a lot. I like the font slightly bigger which is why I picked those over the other three. I just finished reading the book, The Unlikely Lavender Queen. Have you read it?

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  5. Oh, Linsey -- I can't wait to get my cards! Then I can send a note to my grandma!

    As for the designs, I love #1 and #5!! I can't decide which -- I love them equally! They are both so fabulous! I only have one question...when can I order some?!?! They are so fine!!! :)

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  6. I'm not sure if we are making this any easier on you: I like #1 and #5, too! Good luck (though you can't go wrong!)! :)

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  7. Hi Linsey~ this was a toughie, all are beautiful but #5 is my favorite! Simple, elegant and tres chic!
    T

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  8. I like #5, though I might like #3 if it was turned to vertical like #5.

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  9. I like #3 because that is how I am used to doing my L's, but they are all so pretty!

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  10. #1 & 5...thanks for the sweet words!

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  11. #2 is my favorite- simple and elegant.
    Thanks!

    Jackie
    www.lettersandjournals.blogspot.com

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  12. i like 2 or 3, had so much fun talking to you the other day...seriously!

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  13. I cruised over here to order a gift for my mother-in-love, but got distracted. #5 is my favorite, hands down.

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  14. It might be too late to chime in but I like #1. Hope to see you tomorrow.
    xojulie

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