Thursday, September 1, 2011

GIVEAWAY... One year birthday!!!


I have been anticipating this post for some time and I'm so thrilled that today is here! 
Happy FIRST birthday to my little shop!  Has it really been a year already?!

 I wasn't quite sure what I was doing starting out, or if anyone would even buy anything, but this time last year I opened the doors to CinnamonInk.  I had never put my artwork out there and it was a different taste of vulnerable.  But I was encouraged by a few wonderful people in my life and I felt bold.  If I'm honest, it gets me a little emotional to think of how far it's all come in this year! 

I am so GRATEFUL for that push... My husband telling me to do it, just try it, and for taking on packing duty and late night sugar runs.  My sister for buying the very first print (my Fly Away girl pictured above) and for being my number one design consultant, web extraordinaire, photographer... The phone calls from my parents and in-laws, "another sale!" "love your new print!" My family and friends calls and comments about the shop and my art... Seriously I am SO grateful for all of your support.  It has meant everything to me this past year!  You guys rock... I'm a lucky lady!

There were definitely times when I've felt overwhelmed, but more often I've felt so overjoyed about my little business.  My first art fair last fall I was just starting out and terrified I wouldn't sell a thing!  I kept meandering by to try to overhear what people were saying around my booth. :)  I came home with a huge chunk of my inventory gone and all kinds of happy.

The best part of it all is knowing that my art is now hanging in hundreds of homes around the world.  I hope it's making your nurseries, playrooms and wherever else just a little brighter.  EVERY time someone purchases a print I feel that surge of excitement and gratitude!

So, as a little birthday celebration, I've decided to do my first giveaway on this blog!  Post a comment below to enter!  The winner will be chosen at random and receive:

 ANY print of your choice from the shop! 

For additional entries share this giveaway (facebook, blog, twitter, you know what I mean!) AND/OR follow this here blog!
The winner will be chosen next Friday September 9th!  Good luck and thanks again you guys!  Bring on the next year!!!
xo,
Kate

62 comments:

  1. I posted first, pick me!! I have two prints and I need more!! <3

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  2. Kate, I LOVE the print you gave me for Chase's nursery- absolutely love it! I would buy more if we actually lived in the US and could get them! (And I will buy more when we do move back- for sure!) You are so talented! LOVE YOU!

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  3. Ooh, happy birthday to your shop!! that is so exciting :) i just love every single print in your shop! :D

    -gracie

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  4. Love you Kate! Congratulations on 1 year. You know how much I love your stuff. KellyO

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  5. Kate - I love looking at your prints hanging in the Allen's home. You are so talented! Congratulations on your one year anniversary -- and here's Best wishes for many, many more. Hugs!

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  6. Kate, you are amazing! I love all your prints! I love them even better in person than from pictures! You are so talented! :)

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  7. I blogged about your giveaway and amazing work here:

    http://lane-kim.blogspot.com/2011/09/cinnamonink.html

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  8. i'm in love with your shop! and can't wait to have kids to buy them. all of them...:)

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  9. You are my favorite. I love you. :)

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  10. Now following - LOVE your blog. And I posted about you on my blog. Hope I win!

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  11. Happy 1st Birthday! I've been admiring your prints for some time now. They are all SO adorable!

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  12. I LOVE LOVE my two prints for my kids' room (the girl with balloons and boy on rocket) they are perfect for a combined boy/girl room and they add so much character! I am dying to order more for their bathroom, hope I win!!!

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  13. I am now a proud follower of this blog!

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  14. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!! I Love your prints! Love them!

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  15. Happy one year!!! I am so happy for you!!! You are such a doll and I love love LOVE all of your prints! I am so happy that I now have adorable nieces and nephews so I can buy these without having to make up some reason for why I could buy one :)

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  16. The link is on my facebook now too!!!

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  17. Congrats on being open a year! Love your prints.

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  18. Love your prints. I gave my mom the chicken one last year for Christmas.

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  19. I just visited your shop and I love it! I especially love your girls in a row print with the fairy and the ballerina. Please pick me! Although if I don't win, I'm still gonna get that print!

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  20. I heard about your website from Kim's blog! And I looooove your prints! I have a 2 year old and I couldn't help but think of him when looking at these fun imaginative drawings! Just great!

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  21. One of these prints would look perfect in my baby girls room!

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  22. i love your shop! happy first birthday! :)

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  23. You are such a skilled artist- really capture the innocence of children in your art. Cant wait to put a print on the wall of my baby's nursery.

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  24. I'm in love with your prints, Kate. I have two little girls and I just want to crowd the walls of their room with pictures like yours. Pick me!!!

    --Amy

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  25. Your prints are absolutely adorable! I would love one for my little girl's room!!!

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  26. These are beautiful! I love this shop!

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  27. I love all of your prints! I don't know how I could choose just one!

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  28. Happy First Birthday! Your prints are absolutely adorable!

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  29. I am soooooo your gal! Pick me---pluease!! One day I'll be able to afford all sorts of fun from you!!!!!

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  30. I have seen this shop (and coveted it, of course) several times! I'd definitely choose the Be A Good One boy print.

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  31. Love EVER single piece of artwork. My first grand baby, due in a few months, will be receiving a gift from your sweet shop! Happy Birthday.

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  32. I'm following your blog! So cute! Right up my alley. :)

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  33. I'm a proud follower of this blog! And I have a link also from my blog to yours which gets updates for all my followers! :)

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  34. Super exciting for you. And just so you know, I have been seeing your prints show up on a lot of blogs and I have felt inspired by you to start drawing again. Let's see if I end up as brave as you and follow one of my dreams!
    Congratulations! Your pictures are super cute.

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  35. Learned about your art through your sister. Good for you!

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  36. I love everything in your store, you are so talented! Congrats on 1 year :)

    xo
    Maegan

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  37. Dusica... Sorry, I can only ship to the US for giveaways!

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  38. i love the balloon print! ADORABLE!!!! love everything!

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  39. Happy 1 year! Such lovely work!

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  40. You are so talented! Love your work! I already have a few of your pieces for my little guys, but I'm loving soul sisters for me! Congrats on a year! Here's to many many more years and new prints to be discovered!

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  41. Enter me! I am friends with Emily and have loved your prints she has posted on her blog!

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  42. Love, love, love your work! My sisters and I can't stop buying it. We love it! I'd love to win...
    Thanks!

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  43. Um shut the front door. I want to win!

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  44. Kath I think my little Reed needs one of your prints in his room. ;)

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  45. What lovely prints! I would LOVE one for my kiddos' room!

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  46. Kate, I knew you when you were teensy tiny here in MD and now you're this grown up, talented artist! I love your work! Count me in for the giveaway!

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