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Giveaway: Expressionery Changeable Stamps

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by Amber on September 28, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I love writing notes and sending letters. Call me old fashioned, but I love to get mail more than email, notes more than chat requests.

When I was little, after every birthday or gift giving holiday, Nanny would sit us girls down and we’d have a thank you note writing session. Some of you may be thinking, “how old fashioned!” or “how Southern!”, but Chellee and I learned a lot in those note writing sessions.

We’d talk with Nanny about the holiday that had just passed, and what we were enjoying about our new presents. We’d talk about how it is important to show appreciation for the people that love you so that they know how much you love them back. And we’d talk about how fun it is to get mail.

I don’t care if the U.S. Postal Service eventually collapses (oh what a sad day that will be!), I will always send mail.

That peak out the window to check if the little red flag is down yet, the walk to the mailbox anticipating what’s inside – I enjoy it every day. Even when it’s filled with what my Uncle Mark terms “hate mail”, and the rest of us just call “bills”.

I guess what I’m getting at is that I’d like to see us all send more real mail. It’s easy to fire off an email, but it means so much more when you take the time to write something by hand, address it, stamp it, and put it in your mailbox. There is more to that action than meets the eye, you know?

Nanny taught me you send a little piece of yourself, and the love you have for the person on the other end, when you take the time to do that.

Today I’m going to tell you about Expressionery.com, a little card and stamp shop online that I’ve been using for years.


Image provided courtesy Expressionery.com

I was first attracted to their beautiful card stock, in every print imaginable. I’ve used their folded notes for everything from thank you notes to birthday cards.

Every time I do a giveaway that I ship myself, I tuck a little Expressionery note card in the package, thanking the reader for their time and attention to my site. To me, they’re the perfect vehicle for sending that little piece of love out into the world.

After my third or fourth order, I realized that I needed to know more about this company, and why I kept being drawn back to them. The magic of discovering that Expressionery.com is based in New Braunfels, Texas was almost cosmic.

I’ve spent so much of my childhood in and around New Braunfels – it’s tucked between San Antonio and Austin – and I could tell you so many memories about that place and the people there. Like seeing my first PG-13 movie with Nanny and Gaga at the Walnut 6 movie theatre (yes, 6 screens in total!) or tubing down the Guadalupe for the first time with my family. All of it happened in New Braunfels. I just love that one of my favorite companies blossomed there.

So I reached out to Expressionery.com, and said, “Hey, I’m going to write about you guys and how much I love your products if you don’t mind.”

Those lovely folks sent me back a sweet email, and then a few days later, products arrived in the mail unannounced. Since the people at Expressionery knew I had much experience with their note cards, they instead sent along a package filled with customized stampers, some to keep, some to give away.

There was even a Three Designing Women Wilkins Stamp, customized with our last name and address.


Image provided courtesy Expressionery.com

To say I have been a stamping fool since receiving that package is an understatement. When you have a very long surname, and a street address that’s just as long, you quickly fall in love with a stamp that writes all that information for you with a simple press of the hand. Besides, who doesn’t love to stamp?

Expressionery.com has kindly sent me their Cook Changeables Stamper set to give away to TWO lucky B&B readers.

This lovely little set is perfect for all your handwritten recipe cards – and yes, I believe we should all still do those. Read all about Nanny’s Kahlua Pie and you’ll understand why.

 


Want a Cook Changeables Stamper Set for your very own?



How you win:

{Required Entry}
Visit Expressionery.com.

Come back here and tell me the favorite item that catches your eye, be it the Vintage Tree Folded Notes or Pink Mommy Silhouette Plate. You must be specific. “Pink notecards” will not count.


Who wants bonus entries?!

For each item below that you do, you will get one extra chance to win. If you already do any of these items, they DO count.

You MUST leave a separate comment for each item. If you leave one cumulative comment, it will only count as one extra entry.

1. Like Expressionery on Facebook.
2. Like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook.
3. Follow @BluebonnetBaker and @Expressionery on Twitter and tweet the following. Then come back and leave a comment that you did so.

I just entered to win an awesome stamp set from @Expressionery & @BluebonnetBaker! Enter here: http://su.pr/6ndjQX #giveaway

4. Subscribe to Bluebonnets & Brownies email updates. When you click the link, you will see “Get Bluebonnets & Brownies Delivered By Email.” Once you subscribe to the email updates, you will get an emailing confirming your subscription. Leave a comment after you’ve confirmed your subscription.


Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to U.S., Canada, and U.K. residents only and will run until Saturday, October 15th at at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 10/18/11 to claim their Expressionery Cook Changeables Stamper Set or we will choose another winner.
-Winner(s) will receive one Expressionery Cook Changeables Stamper Set {$25.00 value}. Product will be shipped by Amber Bracegirdle.

Disclosure:

This giveaway is provided to you by Expressionery. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my experiences with Expressionery products. I was given the product free of charge to test and review it; however, I was not monetarily compensated for the review or giveaway.

 

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{ 66 comments }

Cassie September 28, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Oh man, the T-Rex Folded Notes are absolutely adorable! So many cute items :)

Cassie September 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I follow B & B on facebook

Cassie September 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I subscribe to email updates.

JulieD September 28, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Love this! I have been looking for a great site to get custom flat cards made. I love the changeable stamps and want to win!!!

So I looked really quick and I really like the Rockin’ Robin flat cards and the Calligraphic Dog flat cards…I might have to get them both! Thanks for this giveaway!!

JulieD September 28, 2011 at 4:12 PM

I like you on facebook already :)

JulieD September 28, 2011 at 4:12 PM

I already subscribe to your email updates. :)

JulieD September 28, 2011 at 4:12 PM

I now like Expressionery on facebook.

jessica September 28, 2011 at 4:33 PM

My favorite is the Three Desiging Women Wilkins Stamp :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 28, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Oh my gosh. I’m in LOVE with these Cupcakes and Cocktails folded notes: http://www.expressionery.com/product.aspx?lineid=243&productid=6510

Could they be any more perfect? (Or appropriate for a foodie?)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 28, 2011 at 4:40 PM

I like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 28, 2011 at 4:41 PM

And I already subscribe to you via email!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 28, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Just liked Expressionery on FB, too.

d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo September 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM

I was just thinking that I need to order notecards to use as thank you notes. I keep spending a fortune on them at this little gift shop near my boyfriend’s apt.

I love the Coral Folded Notes.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM

I follow you and Expressionery on Twitter, and just tweeted!

Thanks for this awesome giveaway. :) You kinda rock.

Tracy September 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM

I love getting mail too! So. Much. I love just about everything Expressionery has, but the Retro Ornaments Folded Notes really caught my eye. They are gorgeous and I’d love to send them out as Christmas cards, or to thank people for Christmas gifts. Lovely!

Tracy September 28, 2011 at 4:46 PM

I like you on Facebook, and I follow you on Twitter! :-)

jeannette September 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM

i love the dandelion address labels. i really need some with my new name (got married) so i can toss out the old ones :)

jeannette September 28, 2011 at 5:24 PM

i like b&b on facebook :)

jeannette September 28, 2011 at 5:24 PM

i subscribed to b&b email updates!

Jan A September 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM

I love the Palm Tree Flat Cards. They remind me of where I want to be…the beach!

Candi September 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM

I follow B&B on Facebook AND Expressionary on Facebook.

Everything on the Expressionary website is pretty darned cute but I love the OWL custom stamp. Reminds me of my sorority days!

JulieD September 28, 2011 at 11:07 PM

http://twitter.com/#!/TheLittleKitchn/status/119246749968769024

I’m following both you and Expressionery and tweeted. :)

Brittany September 28, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Oh my gosh I had never heard of this site! It’s amazing! I could barely pick something, but it would have to be the red Christmas Damask Folded Notes. So classy and elegant!

Mary Beth September 29, 2011 at 9:24 AM

How beautiful! I love the Hello Tokyo Blue Tile Invitations, they would be perfect for a ton of occasions :)

Judy September 29, 2011 at 10:10 AM

I, too, love snail mail and I send a lot of notes to friends.

Jessica C. September 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Love the Christmas Sweater Folded Notes!

Jessica C. September 29, 2011 at 10:40 AM

I like Expressionery on Facebook!

Jessica C. September 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM

I like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook!

Angela Alpaugh September 29, 2011 at 1:08 PM

My favorite item is the PSA Pink and Green Circles Stampable Calling Cards!

Christi P. September 29, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I love the Fresh Daisy Fold Notes…they are really different and airy. I like you love to send old fashioned thank you notes to people. It means a lot to get a hand written note in the mail today with our world of email!

Christi P. September 29, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I subscribe to your email updates!!

Angela Alpaugh September 29, 2011 at 1:15 PM

I “like” Bluebonnets and Brownies on Facebook!

Angela Alpaugh September 29, 2011 at 1:15 PM

I “like” Expressionery on Facebook!

Christi P. September 29, 2011 at 1:16 PM

I am already a follower of your facebook page!!

Christi P. September 29, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I “liked” Expressionery Facebook page

Angela Alpaugh September 29, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I subscribe to Bluebonnets and Brownies email updates!

Liz N September 29, 2011 at 1:19 PM

My favorite thing on the Expressionery website is the Sweet Treat custom stamp! I love cupcakes!

Liz N September 29, 2011 at 1:19 PM

I subscribe to your emails.

Liz N September 29, 2011 at 1:20 PM

I am a fan on Facebook.

Liz N September 29, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Tweeted! mrschef05

Nancy September 29, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Love the Vanilla Floral Instant Gratitude Notes.

Carole R September 29, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Vintage Tree Fold Notes.

Carole R September 29, 2011 at 1:59 PM

I follow on Facebook

Katrina September 29, 2011 at 4:56 PM

I really like the address labels. Cute!

Katrina September 29, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I like you on facebook as Warm Vanilla Sugar Blog

Katrina September 29, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I tweeted – @katrinadingle

Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats September 29, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I really like the Cupcakes & Cocktails folding note – great for parties!

Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats September 29, 2011 at 5:30 PM

I follow B&B on facebook!

suzanne September 29, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I love the Bali Pink Folded Notes

suzanne September 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM

I am a facebook fan

suzanne September 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM

email subscriber

Caroline K September 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM

I love the Sweet Suzani Blue Instant Gratitude Notes! As a teacher, I am always looking for stylish thank you notes!

Caroline K September 29, 2011 at 7:41 PM

I subscribe to the Bluebonnets & Brownies email feed

Caroline K September 29, 2011 at 7:41 PM

I like expressionery on FB

Caroline K September 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM

of course I like Bluebonnets & Brownies on FB

Craig A September 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM

My favorite is Sweet Suzani Blue Instant Gratitude Notes.

Craig A September 30, 2011 at 10:59 AM

I like Expressionaery on Facebook. FB Name: AC Craig

Craig A September 30, 2011 at 10:59 AM

I like Bluebonnets and Brownies on Facebook. FB Name: AC Craig

Amanda C. September 30, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I love the Thatcher Avocado Journal. So cute! I also love all the stamps!!

Amanda C. September 30, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I follow both on twitter and I tweeted @AromaticDelight I just entered to win an awesome stamp set from @Expressionery & @BluebonnetBaker! Enter here: http://su.pr/6ndjQX #giveaway

Erin October 1, 2011 at 6:37 AM

I am a facebook fan!

Erin October 1, 2011 at 6:38 AM

LOVE the handlebar plate on expressionery.

Amy Tong October 3, 2011 at 4:01 AM

Oh my, these stamps are awesome! Just what I’ve been looking for and wanted so badly! I especially love the Bubbly Custom Stamp from their site. So perfect for parties and celebrations invitations…or any occasion! :) Thanks for a chance to win.

Cheers!
amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy Tong October 3, 2011 at 4:01 AM

Liked Expressionery on Facebook.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy Tong October 3, 2011 at 4:02 AM

Like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook.

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Miriam October 5, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Not sure I can sell my husband on this one but I love the Zebra Custom Stamp! It is soo cute!

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