Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Minted Gift

I was recently very lucky and won a giveaway by my sweet friend Jill over at Blessings of a Stay at Home Mom.  She is such a lovely person and has a wonderful blog that shares her family, crafts, recipes and her beautiful property where she lives. You should pop over and check out her blog and say hi as she's been sick with pneumonia right now. It's so not fair to be sick in the summer!! 


The prize I won was a gift code for $50 at minted.com. This is a wonderful online site that has many wonderful items that were created by many different artists. Things like canvas prints, stationary, fabrics and more. It reminds me of etsy in that depending what you pick out they share information about the artist that created that design. And it reminds of shutterfly a little in that you can upload some of your own photos to personalize certain things. It's a really neat site and you should check it out. I'm not a spokesman for them or given anything for this. Just a new customer that won some money to spend there and found their site really cool.


While looking around at all of the wonderful items and beautifully creative pieces I decided to get a little gift for my Mom. She's such a lovely soul and she helps me with my kiddos and my MIL often too. I honestly don't know what I'd do without her! She's my right hand man - not to mention such an amazing person and and an awesome Mom!!I I just love her so much and I'm so grateful for her, that I thought it'd be fun to get her a little gift she wouldn't expect.


So I uploaded a photo of my kiddos and made her this boxed set of personalized cards with their photo and my Mom's initials. They're a really nice thick card stock and are almost postcard style in that you just write on the front of the card. I thought they'd be perfect for a her to send a quick letter to a friend, or write a quick "thank you"  or "thinking of you" note to someone.


They came in this lovely box and I had the option to pay extra for a specific color of envelope or do the white envelopes for free.


And here you can see what the back of the card looks like. I like how it matches the little swatch in the front. They had many different colors and patterns, but this seemed like my Mom. And I love how it shared info about the artist that created this design.


Again, it's a fun site for you to check out. Thanks again to Jill for running a fun contest and picking me!! Lol 





14 comments:

  1. How lovely to have won this. It is though so typical of you to do something so lovely and use it to get something for someone else! You really are so very lovely. I am sure that your Mom will absolutely love them!!! She will be proud to show off the children when she does I am sure! So kind of you! xx

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  2. Aw - thanks Amy! I just thought it was a perfect opportunity to get a little something for Mumsy...and she did just LOVE them!
    Hope you're having a lovely day. xoxo

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  3. How nice, and thanks for sharing such a great site!! I'll definitely bookmark her!!

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    1. Hope you see some fun goodies Terri! ;)
      xo

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  4. What a nice thing to win, and how very sweet of you to use it to get something for your mom. She is going to love it!

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    1. Thanks Mari - it's a really fun site to browse around. ;) xo

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  5. That's such a thoughtful gift for your Mom Carrie, and I just bet she loves it. Fifty bucks ain't too shabby! I have heard of that company, and I think you done good. ;)

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    1. Thanks Doreen and she did just love it! Always fun to find a new site and especially to have some fun shopping $!! A gal's favorite kind of goodies. ;)
      xo

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  6. Thank you so much for your kind words and your get well wishes! It has not been fun being so sick. These cards are lovely and I'm sure your mom will be so happy to receive them! I'm happy you were the winner and able to enjoy the gift. Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. I sure hope you're feeling better dear Jill! Continued healthy prayers sent your way. xoxo
      Thanks again for great giveaway - it was so fun!

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  7. I'll have to check out that site, sounds like a place I could lose a couple hours in, lol. Love the notecards!! I liked the way they came packaged too.

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    1. Very artistic Carrie Ann - right up your alley! ;) Thx HOn. xoxo

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  8. What a lovely prize you won! I bet your mum was thrilled with what you got her :-) Xx

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    1. Thx Alison - I agree that I it was a wonderful gift to win and my Mom loved her cards and says she'll get lots of use from them! ;) xo

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