11/2/09

A Razzle Dazzle Giveaway

Hello! Hello! My name is Candace & I usually blog over at Sparkle Power about my life as a mommy, crafter, thrift store shopper & Etsian. I am so excited to guest post here at Smile and Wave today & am so, so thankful to Rachel for having me. I just adore Rachel & I wish her family the best as they welcome that new, sweet babe into their family. What an exciting time!


Being married to a graphic designer has really opened my eyes to type or letters & words in the world around me. Dylan, my husband, likes to point out type on signs or buildings that he finds beautiful or cool. He takes photos as he walks around town & I've noticed that many of his photos contain type. I've also noticed that much of our combined design work contains type. I've come to realize that we like words, we think that they can be beautiful, and they make up a big part of our style. Bringing together our love of type & my love of fabric, I created the razzle dazzle garland pictured above.

I'm wondering...if you could have any word or phrase hanging on your wall in the form of a fabric letter garland, what word or words would you choose? Let me know in the comments section. I will choose my favorite & send them all three of our 2010 printable calendars! Be sure that I can access your e-mail address from your comment or profile link.


The winner will be announced on Nov. 11th when my graphic designer husband, the other half of Team Sparkle Power, guest posts here on Smile and Wave.

:)
Candace
Team Sparkle Power

105 comments:

drummbellinaxxx said...

Mine would say "Lets do things!"

I hate people sitting around bored - get up and do something fun! :)

Truly said...

i would want "you're hot" to hang up over the fireplace... actually just the thought of that makes me happy.

melisa said...

i love the phrase, "you are not lost, you are here."
i think that would be a nice thing to come home to on the not-so-hot days.

Suzanne said...

"peanut butter + jelly" :)

The Whole Self said...

mine would say:

"i collect good people"

we clap our hands said...

I would want to quote Kimya Dawson with a banner that read "Remember I Love You."

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MariahRiah said...

i would have it say, "i miss you." because who doesn't like being missed by someone?

Clover and Jane said...

"Stay hungry, Stay free"

That's what I would want on my wall, I am thinking of having it tattooed as well. You have to stay hungry for what you want, and stay free and not be tied down to keep you from doing what you want.

Anne. said...

"Today, I will shine." It provides a nice pick-me-up, don't you think? :]

RachelDenbow said...

You guys should start a book of quotes. I love all of these.

courtneytyler said...

Mine would say " Be Yourself!"

Have a wonderful day!

Courtney =]


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Andrea said...

"I carry your heart with me"

Brooks and Heather Lively said...

Mine would say "Joy in the journey" Unoriginal, I know. But so so important to remember to be just happy in the moment!

Erin said...

"Miss Maggie" I want it to hang on my baby's crib.

mama*thayer said...

Well, I just put up a fabric garland in my son's nursery that says "vroom vroom" (it's transportation/vintage car themed). Does that count? :)

Krista said...

My word is "Timshel" the Hebrew word for "thou mayest". It inspires me to know that I have the power, and that any given moment I can start again because "thou mayest".
Timshel is so pretty to say too.

http://timshel.org/timshel.php

Miss Wanderlust said...

I would have "Sparkle With Love"
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Vanessa said...

mine would be "love is all you need" I've said that to myself a lot recently

ashleyrwatts said...

"You Are Perfect"

Something nice to see when you're not feeling your usual self-esteem ;)

mrs boo radley said...

something like...

take time from doing to enjoy being

Brianna Soloski said...

courage

Megs said...

I would love "Oh Happy Day" I made a banner like that for my daughter, but it's ugly, I want one of yours. ;-)

I love Razzle Dazzle because it makes me start singing that song from Pete's Dragon "It's a Razzle Dazzle Day.."

Shannon said...

"Welcome to the Chaos"
as we welcome our 3rd baby girl this month!

Lindsey Marie said...

Mine would either say FAITH or BELIEVE because sometimes you just need to remember to have Faith and Believe that everything happens for a reason :)

Jenna said...

such great quotes! mine would have to be "be still and know" or "family time" to hang over our bed. we all chase eachother down the hall and jump on our bed and hide under the covers and laugh and tickle and giggle. we LOVE family time!

Laurie Anne said...

Mine would say
"Today is the Day..."
xx

Mary Ann said...

Mine would definitely say "Walk by Faith."

Mayasa said...

PEACE AND FREEDOM

If I had a banner, I'd want it to mean something to my family. And so, in honor of my 4 year old (Peace) and nearly 2 year old (Freedom) daughters, my banner would read their names, which also happen to be the life qualities we wish most for the rest of the world.

Zuri

livetodance1980@gmail.com

angela said...

mine would most definite be "somethin's goin on"!

my grandpa use to say it all the time when he was in a good mood and excited. he passed away 3 yrs ago and when something fun happens we always try to say "somethin's goin on". miss him.

Leslie said...

"Live Life Simply." This is my motto for the way I want to live. lesliepoe@gmail.com

Footin said...

"Apples and Applesauce" When my husband and I were dating it was our code word for I love you because we were young and people just thought it was puppy love.

Cherine said...

Mine would be "Keep on Keepin on"

You know were I stay ;)

Eeffie said...

I'd love to hang 'Beware of a crafty mama!' from my wall...;)

Thanks for this giveaway! I love the calendars!

Kristy said...

"JOY"

mosier at gmail dot com

lindsey said...

Candice...you know I love your stuff! What a great giveaway!

I love the Keep Calm and Carry On posters and have seen them a lot more now that we live in Scotland. A lot of the official merch is too expensive for my budget, so I think a banner with those words would be delightful!

Oh, and I'm moving back to the USofA in 6 short weeks so I'm hoping I can still enter!

khardersen said...

Mine would say "More than the Sun" because we always say we love each other more than the sun!

Jessie said...

Mine would say, "Shine, Shine, Shine!"


..and hugs and kisses to you, Rachel, if you're welcoming little Ruby into the world as I write!

Inkie said...

"boom roos vis"
The first three words I learned to write. These are the dutch words for tree, rose and fish.

sarah sue said...

i would want mine to say "be love." because that is a phrase i try to live by everyday!! OR maybe "serendipity", because i have always loved the sound and meaning of that word! :)

Crissy said...

"love grows here"

because I love my husband and kiddos oh so very much and it just keeps growing. :o)

Erin L said...

"do hard things"

that's kind of our family motto.

emma said...

"I will rejoice and be glad in it!"

kind of long...hmmm
I guess if I had to I would cut it down to,

"I will rejoice"

was one of my mimi's favorite bible versus and she would sing it to me when i was little, and we would clap happily.

One of my happiest memories, and a darn good motto to live by.
This is the day that the Lord hath made! I will rejoice and be glad in it!

daisydiesel said...

i would want mine to say "dream, live and laugh"

amanda said...

oh man... only one? hmm...

i always thought it would be cute to have the words "one joyful pilgrim" hanging up over my couch. : )
its my email address too.. lol

amanda

onejoyfulpilgrim@yahoo.com

Rock Star Librarian said...

"audacem faciebat amor"
it's latin and says love made her bold.
it's one of my favorites.

Visible Voice said...

I have a few that have rolled off of my tongue to people lately.

"Go and have a colorful life friend."

"Trendy is being who you are" (I have decided to change what "trendy" can mean)

"Remember the child in you" because I believe if we think like we did as a child we'd have more fun, and probably re-visit so many likes and dreams. :)

MyShenanigans said...

Mine would be "If only you try.."


Those are the last few words in my favorite Dr. Seuss quote. ("think left and think right. Think low and think high. Oh the thinks you can think if only you try")

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Julie said...

My word would be "Liberty"
For my family it has so much meaning.... Being in Australia, the word Liberty is not everywhere like it is in the USA.

PodBod. said...

My words of choice are 'Kipper & Burd' simply because they are mine and my brand new husbands names for each other... They sum up eternal smiles for me every time they are used so why not hang them on the wall for all to see! Lovely to read your guest post on Rachel's blog! X.

Ashley Cauthen said...

"you're the colour of my world"


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kimi said...

"enjoy life"

that way when i see it, it will remind me to stop and enjoy where i am at and what i am doing.

Caitlin said...

mine would say: "just so you know, you are my whole world..."

cute idea! :)

Niki said...

Welcome, Candace!
I'd put up the garland "Soar Beyond" cause i love the sentiment of going as far and fast as you can, enjoying every moment as it passes.

Amber said...

I would hang a banner above my crafting table that says "believe in yourself"

misskim said...

I would love to have "Learn to live then forget everything and learn to love" hanging on my wall.
Love is so important in life, I don't think you can be truly happy without it.

carly. said...

i would have it say 'dear love' i have always loved those two words together, i'm not sure why...

eryn said...

LOVE LIFE

one of my favorite songs, and just a good little phrase in general.

6p00d8341c509153ef said...

Mine would say, "Let the wild rumpus start!" for our dining room. :) With 3 wild things, it's very appropriate.

Olivia said...

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

..to hang in my daughers' bedroom.

Karen M. Andersen said...

Hi Candace - so awesome to see your guest post here! Your banner is absolutely beautiful. I saw the ones Rachel linked to via here and have been wanting to make one for my home ever since. Mine would say..."It's beautiful here". I also wanna make one that says "Merry Christmas! I can feel it in the air now...counting down the weeks :)

Have a beautiful day!

Karen xx

claire said...

Oh boy, some lovely ones already.
I just want 'Come inside, the weather's fine'

Reece's said...

How about Carpe Diem?? I have always loved that one!

mama b said...

"our cup runs over"

that would be just perfect! :)

kristin ryan said...

Mine would be "Don't ever give up on hope"

Jeans said...

Mine would definitely say "get crafty. it's fun."
(Which is an Amy Tangerine quote.)
that makes me want to make one....

:)

Laura Stewart said...

Make Stuff

Casey said...

"just breathe" is something I need to look at often!

cindy said...

" Create", " believe" , " dream" these would be my choice of words. They have inspired me over the years. Thanks!

xoxo

barrigacindy@yahoo.com

comeupforair said...

i would choose: "celebrate gorgeous moments" in the living room because that's usually where i have my dance parties. :-D

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jessy_lozano said...

mine would say "you look pretty"
:)


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Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

I made one of these as well, and my favorite word (that I chose for my kids' wall banner) is :Selah, which means "wait, reflect on what was said or read, peace". What a cool word, huh?! You can read about it/see it here.
http://ssmast.blogspot.com/2009/08/in-review-handmade-home-by-amanda-blake.html
Fun giveaaway!!
Sarah M...ssmast@hotmail.com

faith buss said...

"DO THE DISHES"

Kathleen said...

I would choose 'Joy Inexpressible'
(1 Peter 1:8) or 'Exceedingly Abundant'(Ephesians 3:20)

Simple reminders of how blessed we are.

kdulce@juno.com

stochastic said...

"Be kind" :)

rose said...

hi candace,
i love what everyone has come up with, and i love the banner!
i think i would want mine to say, "sweetness follows" to remind me when i'm having a hard day that there are good days ahead, and when i'm having a good day to stop for a second to appreciate it.
thanks!

Candace said...

I'm loving reading all of these. You guys are clever!

Let's keep them coming. :)

Leslie said...

be happy
or
all you need is love

jari spry said...

"olive juice"... funny i know! but that's what my hubby and i say instead of i love you... and now it's shortened to "juice" :D and now that's what our kiddos say! xo.

Bri Bri said...

"Love Abides"

What a cute contest! Maybe I'll make a nice sign someday! Great idea!

Ticia said...

"Eu te amo"

It's how my boyfriend who only speaks english said i love you for the first time because he was too scared to say it in english :)

It also reminds me of my family and home whom I've only seen once since I moved here from brasil 11 years ago due to money issues :(

It would be comforting in so many ways!

Mariana (: said...

Mine would say "drama llama" that's a way to keep a smile on your face when everything seems to be tragic :)))

ha!!

Miss Sunflower said...

i would choose "carpe diem" (a:
have a nice day!

XOXOXO.

Nay Nay said...

Share Everything

Rhianne said...

I wouldchoose 'Love and Happiness' to remind me on bad days that these are the only two things I really need in my life...

Lindsay @Sass and Craft said...

Mine would say "Question Everything." Its just kind of a personal motto. Questions are so valuable, and rather than the typical "Question Authority" I think you must... question everything!

Dea said...

Love this post.
I love the phrase "Oh Happy Day!" on mine. Hope to win.
Thanks for posting it.

The Smith Family said...

I have a canvas on my wall that reads "all because two people fell in love" and it hangs above collage pictures of both of my girls first year of life, 3, 6, 9 and 12 month professional photos, it's one of my favorite decorations in my house. :)

Emily said...

"impending doom"

:)
~Emily
emilybruchert1126@yahoo.com

TheMuscatoHansens said...

"Rapture"
I don't know why I love it but it is one of my favorite words that I rarely use but feel is a powerful word and means so many different things to anyone reading it...

KatieJ said...

I think I would like "Be Wonderful" for my daughter's room. Love these and your calendars!

charmi said...

OOhh would love to put up " Its Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shining Day!" in my craft room..Just make me smile :)

lauren said...

"be free and be sweet"
or
"be free and sweet"

those are two words that i try to live by every day. i believe they are the keys to happiness :)


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etsy.com/thefortunateoak

karly said...

"love exists"

from a quote I read in a book once. It reminds me that even if I'm not in love, there is still a lot of love in my life & a lot of love out there to find!

Jen said...

i have 2...

"you're my favorite" would be the first. i say that to my fiance on a daily basis. or...

"unfailing". i'm constantly writing or saying it to myself as a reminder that God's love endures no matter what.

Karen said...

Mine would say "Love Lives Here"

annalea said...

this was fun to think about. i think i would have, "my beloved is mine and i am his." it is engraved inside our wedding bands and i think it would be fitting to hang in our bedroom. maybe i should get working on this. :)

Lori said...

My word is happy! could u do love=life?

Rhiannon said...

Above my desk I would have some words of wisdom from Douglas Adams: "don't panic". I could also probably use one that says "git er done". Can you tell that I'm supposed to be working right now?

Laura said...

What a lovely blog! I just discovered it today. I would love the following phrase:

"Traa dy liaoor."

It's Manx and means "time enough." I got to spend a week on the Isle of Man with a fantastic family, and they used this phrase frequently to remind them to slow down and enjoy the moment because there's always "time enough" for chores and other things that we sometimes focus on too much. I've loved the phrase ever since!

Chelseabird said...

If I could have any word garland hanging in my home it would say "Love the Love You Have." The phrase comes from a song from a local band that just recently made it big. The phrase hits close to home for me though.

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<3
Chelsea

Lizzi B. said...

Mine would say something cheesy... like, 'go team!'

faith buss said...

I thought of another one....

"cleanliness is next to godliness"

tammiemarie said...

your hand in mine, we walk the miles.

i love that it's romantic but not syrupy.

we printed that on our wedding invites 7 1/2 years ago, and then played the duran duran version of led zeppelin's song as guests filled the church.

Krystle said...

I am knitting a garland for my brand new house and it's going to say "I put the ART in party"

spicklebee said...

hmmmm...just one? I like "jeg elsker deg" which is I Love You in Norwegian and what my Scandinavian honey says to me!