Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Grammar 101---And, a SWEET giveaway!

I left Gillian Grace's stoller stationary outside while I took her inside to purchase monogrammed stationery.

Did you know that there was a difference in spelling for each meaning? To be perfectly honest I didn't, at least not until a few years ago. And, now I see these two words used incorrectly all the time, in everything from print ads to publishing.

To help me remember, I use this little trick that I once found online to keep me straight: Stationery is a piece of paper that you write a letter on. Let the "e" in stationery, remind you of of an "envelope".

And, speaking of things to write on, how about a stationery giveaway?

Lara, owner of Sweet Bella Cards on Etsy is offering one Webbisodes reader a set of 10 note cards in a design of their choice.

Here's a little about Lara and Sweet Bella Cards (in her own words):

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My name is Lara and I am the designer and creator of all my stationery, invitations and announcements. All of the printing, cutting, scoring and packaging is done in my little home workshop by me. I began my business when my daughter was born in the hopes of taking a leave from teaching to be home with my babies. When I'm not busy playing with paper, I am teaching sixth graders, or spending time with my beautiful 2 year daughter (Isabella), my 2 month old son (Dean), and my husband. "


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Images courtesy of Sweet Bella Cards

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Giveaway scoop:

Mandatory


Visit Sweet Bella Cards on Etsy. Leave a comment here telling me about a design you like.

Extra Entries

one. Like Sweet Bella Cards on Facebook.

two. Tweet about this giveaway.

three. Post about this giveaway on Facebook or on your blog. (5 extra entries)

four. Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs. Click the button at the bottom of this post. (Vote once a day and earn an extra entry each time you do!)

five. Grab one of my buttons (or tell me that you already have) and post it anywhere on your blog.

Good Luck!
Remember to leave a separate comment for EACH entry, including each extra entry options. {Ex. If you blog about this giveaway, leave FIVE SEPARATE comments saying---I blogged about this giveaway.} And, please make sure to include your email in at least one of your entries.

Rules: Giveaway ends 8/29/10 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. After 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.


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32 comments:

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

I love the initial/name folded note card, but there is so much great stuff in her shop!

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

I have your button. :)

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Lauren said...

Hi! So happy you stopped by my blog for a visit!

So, as a former H.S. English teacher, I am constantly checking grammar,etc. The problem? After 3 kiddos I have no proper grammar skills left! Ha! Oh, I do NOT get the English language! Ugh!

What beautiful stationery! I love the two squirrels...perhaps it is because we live in a woods and have visiting squirrels ALL DAY LONG!

Melissa said...

I see a lot of homophones used incorrectly. Unfortunately, I know I sometimes contribute to the problem when I am tired or in a hurry.

I have to admit the stationary/stationery one is not one I had ever even thought about. Of course, I don't use either word very often.

A Little McD said...

Wow...she has some adorable stuff! I really like the family tree with hanging family name note card. Cute!

A Little McD said...

I voted for you on top mommy blogs today!

mama k said...

I love stationery! My mom taught me to remember the difference in spelling by saying you write on stationery with a "pen" which has an "e" in it. Also, when you "stand" you are "stationary" (both using "a."

I really like the Inital and Name stationery and the Simple Family Folded Notecards.

mama k said...

I like Sweet Bella on facebook!
(speaking of grammar, I forgot the end of my parentheses up there...oops!) :)

mama k said...

I have your button!

mama k said...

I voted for you!

Mungee's Ma said...

Great tip! Here's one for dessert/desert: DeSSert is meSSy. The deSert is Sandy.

So many cute designs, but I am really drawn to the Polka Dot Initial Note Cards.

Thanks!
mungeeandme at gmail dot com

Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

I live the Bee Hive Family folded notecards

Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

posted on Twitter
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Ben and Emily said...

Love the "Our new family" card! Cute stuff!

Karen said...

I like the swinging tree thank you cards

tingsmom@gmail.com

Karen said...

your button is already on my "Blogs I Follow" page

http://tingsmom.blogspot.com

Karen said...

voted for you

tanya904 said...

I would choose the Pinwheel Garden Personalized note cards
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Sweet Bella facebook fan (Tanya Riley)

Paige said...

I love the "Dainty Cherry Tree Thank You Notes" design! There are so many great designs, it's hard to pick!

paigeleana@yahoo.com

Paige said...

I "like" sweet bella cards on Facebook

Paige said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/mommy2charli/status/22068573920

Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

Posted on my FB page
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Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

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Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

Posted on my FB page
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Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

Posted on my FB page
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Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

Posted on my FB page
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Avery's Mommy said...

Love the Polka Dot Initial Note Cards. caseywreeves {at} gmail . com

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Ohhh her cards are sooo cute!!! My favorites would have to be the tree swing and the cupcake but I really love all of them!!! :)

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

I voted for you!!!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

I have both of your buttons and I love them!! :D

mama k said...

I voted for you again :)