Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Would You Like a Free Thing?

Woot, two posts in two days, I'm ON FIRE!
So, in addition to the Sign Language Alphabet posters I told you about yesterday, I'm also going to be selling some custom ASL goodness, in the form of prints and monogram notecards. Different colors! Different letters! Like a party!
And when I start doing any custom-thingies, I always make some samples to show what they looksa like. Usually I just pick one of my friends' kids' names, and they get another random Thing I Made.
So this time I thought, well, duh, Internet People are my friends, too! (Unless that weirds you out, and then I guess we aren't. Your choice, dude.) I've already made one sample for the lovely Ingrid, daughter of the also-lovely Ara Jane, and I think I'm going to do three more 8" x 10" custom name prints... For YOU! Well, for three of you, anyway.
So! How to enter? Hrmmm. I never think of these things in advance, and I am weirdly uncomfortable with incorporating the social-media-soup into giveaway-things, but I guess it's what people do? So.
I think we'll play it thusly...

 You can enter multiple times, in these ways:

-Comment on this blog post. Say anything. I won't even require a limerick this time!

-Say something about the giveaway on twitter? You can say anything about it, but link to this post and include the hashtag #iwantafreething so's I can find it. Theoretically, this is not really the best way to enter, though, because if other people see it and enter, you are statistically less likely to win. I am a social media CURMUDGEON, am I not?

-Post a picture of you, saying anything (G-rated) in ASL! Post it on twitter, instagram, flickr, facebook, or whatever-other-thing, but send me a link so I know about it. For doing this and thus exposing your Own Personal Face to the interwebs, you get THREE entries. Ka-ching?

Mkay. We'll shut it down Friday, midnight? Triumphant victors will be announced Monday-ish? I'm not good with timelines, folks.
Oh, and! Prints and notecards are already available in the etsy! Boom!

21 comments:

Ingrid said...

Well, I think these are super cute, AND my name happens to be Ingrid. So yes, I would love a free thing! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marg M said...

They are very cute but maybe my husbands name would be great he is so hard to buy for when it comes to presents

amelia said...

AHHH! I would love to win this for my daughter Fern!!

raych said...

I am commenting SO HARD. Comment comment comment. Also, I miss our late-night twitter chats. I blame instagram and the baby for this.

teaginny said...

I'll say it again : genius!

Andee said...

As a sign language interpreter and teacher I really hope I win! SMILE. Very unique and I need to check out your shop!

Andee said...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100126008185976&set=a.10100125259316716.2349936.59508112&type=3&theater is me signing "I Love you" not sure if you can see it without being my friend but it is there!

Sarah said...

I love these. The colors are so happy inducing!

Jenny said...

I love your attention to sign language...we taught our kids some sign language as infants to help us all communicate and it was fun...sometimes in crowded areas we still use some of it!! Such fun stuff Lauren..and beautiful to boot

kathy said...

Well, my son is mildly obsessed with Baby Signing Time, so he would love a free thing. We're going to see if we can get a picture later today, though that requires me to find my camera first.

kathy said...

Well, my son is mildly obsessed with Baby Signing Time, so he would love a free thing. We're going to see if we can get a picture later today, though that requires me to find my camera first.

'Manda said...

I love this. I've been teaching my son ASL so this is just perfect!

Jessie said...

Oh, how cute! My son, Finian, was born with a hearing loss and wore hearing aids from about 6 months to a little over a year. It'd be lovely to have something to commemorate that. :)

Lorin said...

My little one loves to sign (though she hasn't mastered her letters yet) and I'd love one of these for her!

charlotte said...

Love these, and I am jotting this down in case I don't win so I can visit your etsy shop later. Great work!

amy h said...

Count me in -- Elise is learning sign language in school, and she would love this! Of course, then, I'd have to buy two extra for the other two. :)

Caitlin T. said...

Your new prints are adorable, and I am so, so excited for your new fabric collection!

Fran said...

I would love a Free Thing, more specifically one of your lovely Free Things (love the capital letters). Thanks for the giveaway, these are super cute.

hannah said...

My daughter is Ingrid and I think she would love this Free Thing!

sarah said...

i love free stuff and i love spelling my name in ASL since I learned it in first grade. be sure to see my instagram post! -Sarah

EJ Endler said...

Most awesome! I would love some for my kids!