And The PrintRunner Winner Is….

Here we go! Drumroll please!

*insert drumroll here*


Number 3! A fellow Niki and Wisconsinite! Congratulations to Niki Bivona! The two organizations that she supports are the Urban Ecology Center and the Hunger Task Force, both really awesome causes in my homestate of Wisconsin.

I will be giving your contract information to PrintRunner so they can contact you about the details of your win. Congratulations again! And thank you to Jess and Jenelle for taking part in the giveaway as well. You guys rock!

My birthday was yesterday, so expect a post with lots of pictures coming soon. It was the best birthday ever.

My Birthday Wishes and A Giveaway!

Yes, I said it. It’s my birthday on the 19th and to celebrate, I am joining up with PrintRunner to do an awesome business card giveaway! Because I’m super nice and believe in the Hobbit tradition of giving away presents on my birthday. To one lucky winner anyway.

But first, I have a request for you. I would LOVE it if you could donate to an organization that is near and dear to my heart. No, it’s not required to enter the giveaway – it’s just something nice you could do for me on my 26th year of life (and for them).

My Birthday Nonprofit: Amazon CARES

This is a personal plea from me. Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education & Safety (CARES) is a nonprofit organization that was founded by my good friend Molly Mednikow. This is a one-of-a-kind organization that operates in Iquitos, Peru, that offers animal rescue, spay and neuter services and education to the Amazon community, runs a no-kill shelter, and is the only charity dedicated to animals in the entire Peruvian Amazon region. The amount of good this small organization does for a very large area is astronomical.

Unfortunately, earlier this year, the Amazon was hit with a tremendous amount of flooding that devastated the organization – the shelter they had spent years building was destroyed. Molly and her trusted troupe of staff and volunteers carry on the work they have dedicated their lives to, but they struggle as not enough funding goes to rebuilding and less goes to the animals. They need your help.

For my birthday, I want everyone who reads this to donate $5 or more to the Amazon CARES ChipIn and help them raise the money to rebuild their organization and help give relief to the animals of the region. You can donate and see updates at this page, or you can donate via the ChipIn widget below.

Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. It would be the best present ever to see Molly and Amazon CARES continue the good work they do.

Edit: Molly just put this post up and it breaks my heart. If you were thinking about donating, now is the time! They could use all the help they can get right now! Let’s do this!

And Now… The PrintRunner Giveaway!

I haven’t done a giveaway in awhile, so I was totally excited when PrintRunner asked if I wanted to take part in theirs (and get my own cards too). I was also super stoked when I discovered the green aspect of the company – they’ve adopted some pretty stellar eco-friendly printing practices, which y’all should know is important to me. You can try PrintRunner’s online business cards printing through their online printing services.

Giveaway Details

Business Card Size and Style Business Cards: 2×3.5 (Standard)
Quantity: 250 cards
Colors: 4/4 Color Both Sides
Paper: 14 pt. UV Coating on Front, 14 pt. UV Coating on both sides,
Proof: NONE
Rounded Corners: NO
Ready To Ship In: 3 Business Days
Awards: May 31st, 2012
*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.


This giveaway is open NOW and will close on my birthday, May 19th (at 11:59PM CST). What do you need to do to win? Comment on this post and, just for fun, tell me what your favorite charity or cause is. I would love to see what you guys care about. Don’t forget to follow PrintRunner on Twitter and Facebook – they’re pretty great. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday via the generator.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful May and happy Giveaway!

The Snail Trail is Here!

I recently started participating in #OMHG, a Twitter chat hosted by Jessika Hepburn of Oh My! Handmade (an awesome blog that you should all read). I’ve met some really amazing and wonderful creatives and makers because of this chat and so many new friends. One of them is Laura from Cupcakes for Clara.

Cupcakes for Clara is a wonderful illustrated business that offers a range of adorable products, all based around Laura’s character, Clara (and her twin sister Macy and their neighbor Colin). I am in love with Laura’s illustrations – they are cute, clever, and colorful (three of my favorite things). Be sure to check out her website.

The Snail Trail!

If you’ve been reading this blog for long (or even if you just got here), you probably know that I LOVE snails. It’s part of my name after all. There’s a whole history there that I won’t get into now, but I’ve been a snail-lover since I was a little girl. So I was super excited when I learned about Laura’s latest product line and what she’s doing to promote it.


To celebrate her new product line, Laura is doing a week of freebies, but in a very clever way. What you have stumbled upon right now is a TREASURE HUNT! On her own blog, and blogs of her friends, there will be hidden a little snail. Like this one:

FIND IT! Because when you do, you’ll find an awesome little free printable from Laura and Cupcakes for Clara! They’re adorable and fun and you know you want to do it.

Of course I’d be taking part in this. Somewhere on my blog homepage, you’ll find that snail – click on it and get ready for some adorableness!

And just because, have some snail poems.

Considering the Snail by Thom Gunn
The Lobster Quadrille by Lewis Carroll
Warning by Shel Silverstein
Upon a Snail by John Bunyan
The Snail by William Cowper

Enjoy and Good luck! Now go snail hunting!

Custom Letterhead Contest Winner!

And the winner is:


Number 1: Ash & Kimmy of Green Eyed Monster!

I will send your information out to the sponsor and hopefully you’ll hear back from them soon. Congratulations on getting your new custom letterheads!

If anyone else has never checked out Green Eyed Monster, you should. It’s one of my favorite blogs and websites out there and Ash and Kimmy are an awesome pair of sisters. Be sure to stop by and see what’s new over on their blog and shop!

Congrats again, girls!

Contest Giveaway: Win Custom Letterheads!

Coming back with a bang! It’s been awhile since I’ve hosted a contest, but I was recently approached to hold a few and so I’m coming back to blogging with a great chance for you to win some custom letterheads from the awesome folks over at UPrinting! I’ve worked with them several times – I’ve had business cards and posters and postercards all printed from them, and I love their quality. You can also check them out over on facebook and twitter.

The Prize!

500 Prints with Custom Letterhead
70lb Offset
Front Only Printing

The Rules

01. Limited to US residents only.
02. Got to be 18 years old and above.
03. Comment on this entry and tell me what you’ll use the prize for! I want to hear all your creative ideas!
04. The Deadline: Saturday, April 23, 2011 – 11:59pm CT.

On the 24th I will pick a winner using a random generator and the winner will be contacted about the prize. Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive letterheads for hosting. Check out more information about envelope printing.

And don’t forget to tweet about the contest!

Come back April 23rd to find out who the winner is!

Sticker Contest Winner Announced!

We have a winner for our Custom Sticker Giveaway!

Drumroll, please!

Congratulations to Jenifer of Brown Dog Designs!

I’ll be shooting you an email in a few minutes with some information for you. Thanks to everyone who participated and look out later this month for another contest giveaway!

Contest Giveaway: Win Stickers!

Well hey there, I haven’t done this in awhile, have I? It’s been about two months, but we’re getting back in the saddle and teaming up with our sponsor printing companies, uPrinting, to bring you another awesome giveaway! Excited? We are! This time? We’ve got stickers! (And if you’re looking for other kinds of projects, uPrinting even has bumper sticker printing as well!)

The Prize!

250 Stickers/Labels on 70lb Label Matte
2×3.5″, 2×4″, 3×3″
Full Color Front and Blank Back

The Rules!

01. US Residents only, sorry guys.
02. Must be 18 years or older.
03. Gotta comment on this post to enter the giveaway, of course. Tell me what you want to use this for if you win. I love creative ideas!

The Deadline: July 27th, 2010, 12AM EST. One comment per person. On the 28th I’ll choose a winner via an online random generator and he or she will be contacted about their prize. Don’t forget to let me know what you want to do with these awesome stickers, and tell your friends to take part too! Who doesn’t want their own custom stickers?

And don’t forget to tweet about the contest!

Come back July 28th to find out who the winner is!

Win a Design for your Pet Blog!


I am a huge animal lover if you haven’t figured that one out yet, and I am one of the two people who run the adoption and animal advocacy site I Love Rescue Animals site. I blogged a little here mentioning that I was attending the BlogPaws conference a few weeks ago, and it was a blast. You can read about our adventures over at the ILRA blog – it was a fantastic network and we made some great friends.

But it didn’t end there! This week I will be working with the PawPawty team (founded by the awesome Lynn, mother to Frugal Dougal) to give animal and pet bloggers a chance to win a custom web design! On April 21st, starting at 7, a BlogPawty will be going down over at twitter and during that time, we will be raising money for Pets Without Parents. Along with raising money, there will be a ton of giveaways to those in attendance.

My giveaway is going to be week long instead of one night, to give more bloggers a chance to get in on the action. If you’re interested in winning a custom-made design for your pet blog, I suggest you go read the rules and give it a try! Entering is easy and you’ll be supporting shelter dogs and animals in need. The winner will be announced next Sunday. But don’t let that stop you from joining in on the festivities that is the BlogPawty – April 21st at 7PM Eastern time. Find us on Twitter with the hashtag #BlogPawty. I’ll see you there!

And the Winner is…

I always love these announcements. The winner of the Custom Canvas Print Giveaway is…

Number 1: David Cole!

Congratulations, David! I hope that once you get your Pike Place Market picture printed, you’ll let us see it. I’m definitely intrigued. A representative from will be emailing you soon about the next few steps to get your prize.

Thank you all for playing and stay tuned for more giveaways here at Snailbird!

Contest Giveaway: Canvas Prints!

UPrinting Give-a-Way

Oh ladies and gentlemen, do I have a treat for you today! and UPrinting are teaming up, yet again, for the month of March, to bring you this awesome giveaway. Seriously, if you don’t print online with UPrinting (they offer some great canvas prints), you’re missing out on some stellar service.

The Prize

16 x 20 Rolled Canvas for One (1) Winner
Specifications: 1 Business Day Turnaround
Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping

The Rules

01. US Residents only, sorry guys.
02. Must be 18 years or older.
03. Gotta comment on this post to enter the giveaway, of course. Tell me what you want to use this for if you win. I love creative ideas!


The Deadline: March 26, 2010, 12AM EST. One comment per person. On the 27th I’ll choose a winner via an online random generator and he or she will be contacted about their prize. Don’t forget to let me know what you want to do with this awesome canvas print, and tell your friends to take part too! Who doesn’t want an awesome canvas print?

And don’t forget to tweet about the contest!

Come back March 27th to find out who the winner is!