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Giveaway Day 3, Design Day.

**Update:  The winner of the Southtown Creative credit is Katie Bowman, the winner of the Puddleduck Paper gift certificate is Megan N., and the winner of the Honeysuckle Finds gift certificate is bonniecasad!  Congratulations, ladies!  I’ll be contacting you via the email addresses you provided.  Have fun shopping and creating!**


Welcome to Design Day Giveaway!

Today I’m giving away 3 prizes to 3 different winners.

1. $50 credit for branding/design services from Southtown Creative

Jessica of Southtown Creative is donating a $50 credit towards any of her services: header design, buttons, full blog/web design, business cards, etc. !   Here is a sample of some of her work.

You can visit her website here to view the rest of her portfolio, services, tutorials, and reviews.  Having my blog designed was one of the most significant blogging decisions I’ve made and it has helped me in more ways than I can count; this is such a great win!

2. $25 gift certificate to Puddleduck Paper Co.

The last giveaway that featured Puddleduck Paper was a smashing success, and since then owner/designer Mattie has come out with new products, an entirely new line, and launched a campaign to grow her business with the purchase of a letterpress – busy girl.  (Confession: I had to Google “letterpress machine” because I had no idea what one looked like.)  Here are some of my favorite Puddleduck products:


The images on the bottom are from the new line featuring Mattie’s photos from her inspiring trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Both of these new prints have special meaning to me – “Make Time” because of this post, and “Live Simply” because of this one.

You can view the rest of her shop here, read her stylish blog here, and read about her gutsy, inspiring campaign here. The winner gets a $25 gift certificate to spend on any Puddleduck product!

3. $25 gift certificate to Honeysuckle Finds.

Here is a peek at some of the treasures in Shelby’s shop.

You can visit the rest of her shop here, and read her blog here.  Shelby’s blog is one of my favorites; I’d never pick out half of the things she spots in her antiquing and thrifting, but watching her incorporate these items into her home is eye-opening and inspiring.  She’ll often post a really great “look” and then link to some items in her shop that would help you pull off a similar one; I’ve gotten a lot of ideas from Shelby.  (Also, Shelby is a friend of mine and she is going to be welcoming her very first little one – a son! – into her home any day now.  It would be kind of cool if you would drop by her blog and give her some congrats and well wishes.  I mean, if you want to.  You don’t get brownie points or anything, but it would be really nice.)

Here’s how to enter:
1. Just comment on this post!  This serves as your entry to win any of the 3 prizes.  (There will be three winners.)  See?  No flaming hoops to jump through.

2. If you choose, you can submit one additional entry per item.

*To submit an extra entry for the Southtown Creative credit, like them on Facebook here and leave a separate comment saying that you did so.

*To submit an extra entry for the Puddleduck Paper gift certificate, share Mattie’s Indiegogo campaign via Facebook, Twitter, OR email (here) and leave a separate comment saying that you did so.

*To submit an extra entry for the Honeysuckle Finds gift certificate, like them on Facebook here and leave a separate comment saying that you did so.

If you choose to submit extra entries for all of the items, you will have left a total of 4 comments on the post (which is the maximum).

Cool?  Yes, cool.

Good luck!  I will select the winners randomly at midnight tonight and announce the winners tomorrow morning!  When the comments box prompts you to leave your email address, make sure you enter one that you check regularly so that I can reach you if you win!

Be nice and spread the word to all of your fellow bloggers, small business owners, and lovers of design – and come back tomorrow for the Home Day giveaway to win 2 custom monogrammed surprises and a frame that’s been trending all over Pinterest.

Have browsing the sites today, and good luck!



  • Rose Jackson

    i would like to enter for puddleduck!

  • Heather Scott

    Great giveaways today! Such creative people!

  • Heather Scott

    I like the honeysuckle finds!

  • Anna Blount

    Love, love, love these fun things!

  • Anna Blount

    Shared the campaign for Puddle Duck.

    • Kate Conner

      Thanks, Anna! I so believe in Mattie and her product. She’s awesome and I’ve loved watching her succeed! :)

  • Anna Blount

    Liked Honeysuckle Finds on FB.

  • Kristen Hansen

    Happy 4th!!!!

  • Carrie Jones

    awesome! Count me in!

  • Jen

    Woohoo, Day 3! Let’s do this :)

  • Michele

    I’m in!

  • Michele

    I tweeted ab Puddleduck :)

  • Anna

    oh so cute. :)

  • Mary Diniz

    So Cool!!

  • Dana Adams

    Such pretty prizes!

  • debbie

    Great prizes!! Thanks for offering this givewaway!

  • Megan N.

    Pick me!

  • Aliesha

    I’m so inspired by these entrepreneurial ladies!

  • Aliesha

    I like Honeysuckle Finds on facebook.

  • Kate

    Love these! Happy Fourth!

  • Robin

    I’m hoping to win the Puddleduck one! :)

  • Katieabowman

    I really really really want to win this one!!!!!! Puh-lease let it be me!!

  • Katieabowman

    I liked honeysuckle finds on fb eons ago… Does that still count? :)

    • Kate Conner

      Totally. :)

  • Rev

    Love the stationary from Puddleduck!

  • Rev

    Liked Puddleduck Paper on Facebook!

  • Rev

    Liked SC on Facebook!

  • Rev

    Liked Honeysuckle Finds on Facebook!

  • Anna White

    Would love to get the Puddleduck Paper or Honeysuckle finds gifts! Their stuff is adorable!

  • Kristin Smith Pickett

    Love each of these companies designs!

  • Anonymous

    Great giveaway, Kate!

  • Tracey

    Love the Puddleduck designs

  • Caroline

    The puddleduck paper is adorable!

  • Caroline

    Liked puddleduck!

  • Caroline

    liked honeysuckle finds!

  • Caroline

    liked southtown creative!

  • Stephanie Brown

    such exciting giveaways…I am thankful for an opportunity to enter as all these things would be useful in planning my wedding!!! :)

    • Kate Conner

      Oh, they sure would! Fingers crossed!

  • Stephanie Brown

    Love Honey Suckle!!!!

  • Stephanie Brown

    Love southtown creative

  • Stephanie Brown

    Love puddleduck paper co.

  • Carole Bulten Yoder

    Wow! Great giveaways! I especially love special paper stuff!

  • Carrie Gladstone

    ooooh sounds fabulous! all these would be amazing!!

  • Melinda G.

    This is so fun! Wondering if I can win more than once:) you’re give always are good ones.

  • Sarah Bate

    I love all 3 of these!

  • Jennifer

    Love all of these!

  • kayla

    your blog is so great, kate! and these giveaways are exposing me to all sorts of fun new shops and sites. happy 4th! xo

  • Erica Hodgdon

    What awesome giveaways! Consider me entered to win!

  • Stacey

    Such a great giveaway! All these gifts are fabulous!

  • Stacey

    Also, I shared the Indiegogo campaign for the Puddleduck giveaway. :)

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  • Sarah ‘Grimsby’ McQuade

    So fun!!! :)

  • Anonymous

    Got it to work!! Liked Southtown Creative on FB… i think it was my iphone because once i got to a computer it linked right up!!

  • Paige Benton

    Love the cards from Puddleduck

  • Annie

    How fun. These are so neat!

  • Natalie Eick

    I love Puddleduck Paper Co.! And I’ll be sure to check out the other two!

  • Meg Collins

    Love all of this – sign me up! :)

  • Meg Collins

    Liked Southtown Creative!

  • Meg Collins

    (Already) liked Honeysuckle Finds! :)

  • Micheline

    I love your blog and the give aways are a nice bonus and a great way to discover new things.

  • Liz Riden

    I would love to win this for my upcoming design work! Love your blog :)

  • Rhonda Hammons

    Please enter me! It has been fun looking at all the giveaways this week!

  • Meredith

    Your blog is great!

  • Meredith

    Shared the campaign for puddle duck

  • Meredith

    Liked honeysuckle fields

  • Meredith

    Liked south town creative on fb

  • Tina west

    Pick me pick me! !

  • Alyssa

    Thanks for some new design sources.

  • Abby and Eva

    Thanks for doing the giveaways, Kate!

  • Monica

    Happy 4th of July! What great businesses and products!

  • Monica

    I liked Honeysuckle Finds on Facebook :-)

  • Kathy

    I liked Honeysuckle Finds in Facebook!

  • Kathy

    I would love to win one of these!

  • Lauren Marie Gainer

    SUCH Cute stuff today!

  • Lauren Marie Gainer

    Liked Southtown Creative

  • Lauren Marie Gainer

    Liked Shelby’s honeysuckle blog

  • Kerry Haley

    I wanna win some custom design for my Etsy shop!

  • Kerry Haley

    I liked Southtown Creative on Facebook!

  • Kerry Haley

    I shared Puddleduck on Facebook!

  • Mary Ellen Conley Peot

    I liked Honeysuckle Finds. How fun!

  • Mary Ellen Conley Peot

    I shared Mattie’s Indiegogo campaign on FB.

  • Mary Ellen Conley Peot

    I liked Southtown Creative credit.

  • Mary Ellen Conley Peot

    Your giveaway week is so fun!

  • MikeandDiana Durrill

    great giveaways…and thanks for being real, kate. you are an inspiration! – Diana

  • Anonymous

    oh, my, goodness! best give-aways ever! thank you for the opportunity.

  • Judy Witzke

    Please, please, please, lady luck let me win!

  • Judy Witzke

    Liked Sheeb’s honeysuckle blog!

  • Judy Witzke

    it took a little bit of time (considering I am trying to do this on my older than dirt smart phone), but I shared puddleduck campaign on twitter (@girlnamedhurley)

  • Sand

    Love the fonts Puddleduck uses!

  • Ashley

    woot woot!

  • Ashley

    I became a fan of honeysuckle finds on Facebook.