Monday, April 6, 2009

FREE - Giveaway - Contest

In order to show my appreciation to my friends/supporters and new friends/supporters, I’m having a contest for my next bookmark design. My bookmarks have been my most popular online sales. There are so many inspiring quotes in the literary world that I always have a hard time deciding which one(s) to use. Instead of guessing what text to engrave next, I thought it would be more fun to pick the brains of all you lovely people.Rules of this Contest:

· For examples of my finished bookmarks, you can peruse my store.
· The inspiration will be the charm pictured above with musical notes.
· Only one quotation entry per person.
· The engraveable space is 3-7/8” long. As a guide, I can fit as much text as one typed line in Word document, using 10pt arial font. This includes the author’s last name. I like to give credit where it is due. Please don’t send me your dissertation. :)
· Copyright-free materials only.
· Enter your quote and author’s name by posting a comment below. Include your contact information, like your email, so I can contact you if you win.
· Contest deadline will be 11:59pm, April 26, 2009.

To earn 4 additional drawing entries, you can leave separate comments with your email address below:

· After you tweet about this contest and follow me on Twitter. Leave me a link to your Twitter.
· After you blog about this contest and follow me.
· Join my Facebook Page
· Visit this post before the deadline to vote on your favorite submitted quotes.

Contest Winners will:

· Receive notification by email and with an announcement/blog post here.
· If I use your selected quote for this charm, you will receive a bookmark of this new design.
· I will also pick two winners by random number drawing by
· Of course there will not be any S+H charges to you, or I won’t call it FREE.

In summary, you can have up to 5 entries, and there will be at least 3 winners, maybe more there are more participants. Bookmarks will be shipped 1 – 2 weeks after the contest. Have fun! I can’t wait to see all the different ideas.


eElixir said...

One of our favorites.

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

Tera Vermillion said...

Life is a melody...sing along! (my quote-Tera Vermillion) If someone else has said it, I don't know. I just thought of it.

eElixir said...

Ok. Totally tweeted your contest!

helenblain said...

"The most perfect expression of the heart is found in music." (my quote - Helen Blain) I read what "great" writers and musicians have said and crafted my own.

MyGemStoneBox by Diane said...

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

Hey Stu.... this is a fun contest!

tweeting away!!

Studio618 said...

Posting for Joan - her selected quote is: "Music is the universal language of humankind." - Longfellow

A Beaded Affair said...

Hiya Stu,
Super contest. I'll be back if my feable mind can come up with a quote. I will tweet your contest of course.

Studio618 said...

Posting for Susan K. whose selected quote is: "If music be the food of love, play on..." - Shakespeare

Lisa said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by abeadaday! You had asked if those beads from Joann were swarovski, believe it or not, they are not! They are fabulous. I was so bummed that I didn't stay up last night to make something to wear to work today! I sneaked a peak at the blogpost on my phone during break and lunch. Sad, but true! By the way, I LOVE the chainmaille bracelet in your etsy shop!! Very cool!

Valerie said...

Let's see..
"Music Sets You Free" (Valerie B)
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Wehaf said...

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. --Albert Einstein

If it's too long I think you could cut it after "musician" and use either the first part of the second.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Those Who Mind Don't Matter and Those Who Matter Don't Mind - Dr.Seuss (shortened quote)

Pattern and Perspective said...

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket" -- Old Chinese Proverb

Aik said...

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

-Red Auerbach

Aik said...

I'm following you on Twitter and here's my tweet:

Anonymous said...

I like this one:

"When words fail, Music speaks." by Hans Christian Andersen


Audrey said...

Music is what feelings sound like.

Don't know where it came from - just saw it somewhere.

Eve said...

"I have to sing about the book I read." (from the song "The Book I Read" By Talking Heads"

koekoeksdozeke AT hotmail DOT com

Jeanette Chadwick said...

I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Psalm 108:1

D's Poetry said...

WOW!! This is a nice contest!
It was hard picking a quote but here's my entry:

"It's a bittersweet symphony this life/ I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind , I feel free now"
The Verve, Bitter Sweet Symphony

Good luck everyone!

Studio618 said...

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful selection of quotes. Unfortunately, one of the rules is that I can't use copyright-protected materials. The following I can't use:
"Those Who Mind Don't Matter and Those Who Matter Don't Mind." - Dr.Seuss
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -Red Auerbach
"Music is what feelings sound like." - Anonymous
"I have to sing about the book I read." - Talking Heads
"It's a bittersweet symphony this life/ I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind , I feel free now" - The Verve

Those lovely people who's entries listed above are welcome to submit another quote. A good rule of thumb would be poets or people who died 50+ years ago.

There are some really good quotes here. Please continue to submit or come back before the deadline to vote. Thanks, Theresa

Carolyn said...

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Leo Tolstoy

This is so true.

Carolyn S
ceashark at aol dot com

Carolyn said...

I have become a fan on facebook.

thanks again

ceashark at aol dot com

janil said...

Silence is the best song. (JANIL)

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Thanks for this beautiful giveaway!

Anonymous said...

"We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,"
--Arthur O'Shaughnessy

rlgrady said...

"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." - William Congreve

Thanks! rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Arthur O'Shaughnessy (and Willy Wonka!)

Anonymous said...

Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Emilie said...

Music is love in search of a word. ~Sidney Lanier

This is a GREAT contest, and a beautiful charm!!! Thank you!!!(I'm a musician and overexcited by this, LOLOL!!!)

emvark at gmail dot com !!!

Emilie said...

I'm following you on twitter and tweeted!

emvark at gmail dot com

Emilie said...

I became a fan of your page on Facebook!

emvark at gmail dot com

Emilie said...

I vote for this quote:

Music is love in search of a word. ~Sidney Lanier

emvark at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

"I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way." — Mark Twain

Aik said...

Music makes the world go round!

Aik said...

I tweeted here:

Aik said...

I'm voting for Evelyn. Her quote is "When words fail, music speaks." by Hans Christian Andersen
I think this quote is nice and somehow it's true.

Andi said...

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music. -George Eliot

Liyana said...

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. ~Alphonse de Lamartine

He died over a hundred years ago, btw. :D


Aya Rosen said...

How about:

"Only in silence the word, only in dark the light"

- Ursula K. Le Guin