Saturday, 19 March 2011

A New Look and a Giveaway!

I have been on the waiting list for a blog design by Veronica McCollum since the beginning of 2010 but it has been well worth the wait!

I asked Veronica to design me a blog with whimsical images, in particular owls, as that matches me being a teacher. I requested some of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours such as Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi as well as colours from the Brights Range.

I am absolutely over the moon with my new look. I love the owl in particular and am tickled pink with my blinkie!!! I also love the favicon (the small image of the owl that you can see in the web address or on the tab)

I think, however, that my owl needs a name so have decided to ask my blog readers for suggestions.


My Ink Pad


I will enter everyone who makes a suggestion / leaves a comment about my new blog in to a prize draw to win a prize. I can't show a picture of the prize as it is something that isn't available until the new SU mini catalogue comes out on the 1st April, but I can promise that you won't be disappointed......one hint is that it is appropriate!!!

To be in with a chance of winning all I ask is that you post your suggestion / comment below, link this post on your blog and become a follower of my blog......feel free to grab my blinkie to display on your blog if you have one too!! 

ETA: Now that the mini catalogue is available I can disclose that the winner of this giveaway will win a Stampin' Up! Two Step Owl Punch!! This punch was unavailable to me as a pre-order so I have no samples to show....I too am desperate to get my hands on this little guy!!!  I have to say that I am LOVING the owl names so far....do keep them coming!!


The draw will be made on 30th April 2011. (the draw will be made using random.org)

Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. Ok here goes.... Your owl looks like a barn owl, otherwise known as ghost or spirit owls so Caspar for a name or Bacardi (since you like a few of them and might need them after a hard week at work!!)
    xxxStephaniexxx
    p.s loving your new look blog!

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  2. Looks fantastic Sharon, how cool to have a blog designed for you! What about 'Plop' for the owl? 'The owl who was afraid of the dark' is one of my all time favourite children's books. Sx

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  3. Hooter - but you really need 2 so you can have a pair

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  4. Well being a teacher Sharon my suggestion would be something to do with being a Wise bird, so how about Ernie the owl!
    Loving the new look blog, well worth the wait. Hope school is going well?

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  5. Gorgeous new blog look! My suggestion would be 'Ollie'!

    I might just have to put my name down for a blogover too! Yours s just lovely!

    Judy x

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  6. Great new look, like the name of Twit or Bob

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  7. I'm thinkin "Mrs Swoops"

    Diane xx

    p.s lovin yer new look

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  8. Your blog is fab Sharon - looks gorgeous.

    you could call your owl Elvis which means wise!

    (though really I vote for Kara's suggestion which is just hysterical!)

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  9. Loving your new look blog, gorgeous colours and cutie owl. How about Hootie or Wisely

    Christine x x

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  10. My suggestions are Athena who was the greek godess of wisdom. Then there were the Harry Potter owls of Hedwid, Hermes and Pidwidgeon or Soloman which means peace. Then I was thinking about the name of your blog and came up with Inkspot or Splodge. My brain hurts now after that so I am off for a lie down!!!

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  11. What about Twhoo? Lovely new look well worth the wait. I see they also did Unitys blog as well.

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  12. Love your blog and your little owl too....what about Yoohoo :O) Viv xx

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  13. Wow Sharon, love the new look, def been worth the wait. It is great when a plan comes to fruition! I think you wee owl should be called 'piper' as you are one of the tartan stampers or 'swoopy'
    Love karas suggestion! Lol!
    Hugs Evelyn c xx

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  14. Gorgeous blog Sharon, I love the new colour scheme and your owl is gorgeous. I think he should be called Oliver as your blog just leaves me wanting more - lots of lovely inspiration here x

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  15. What about inkyhoots to go with your blog name my ink pad! It looks great Sharon. Enjoy adding to it! Hugs Zx

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  16. Your blog looks great. How about to name our owl Smarty, cause the owls do look very smart with those big eyes.

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  17. Sharon, I think your owl should be called Hoot, because he made me smile. Hugs Rita xxx

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  18. Fab blog design.

    Hmmm names...well Hoots as in Hoots Mon, or Tod which I'm told by Google is a Scottish nickname for someone who is clever..

    or how about Sage...I know he isnt green but wise old sage and all that.

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  19. Just popped in to say wow. I love you blog. It's really good, and so easy to find things. Book marked for sure. Actually I will follow, that would be better.

    Www.stampinwithpaula.com

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  20. Loving your new look Sharon very posh!

    My Owl name for you would be "Gizmo"

    Ali x

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  21. Hi Sharon
    love your new blog. My suggestion is Orville. Sarah Watt x

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  22. How about Olivander....as in the Harry Potter's wand maker.....x

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  23. WOWEEEE!! I LOVE IT honey, hope you will enjoy it!! hugs Monica xx

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  24. I love owls like you, and your blog as gorgeous! I've been looking for a good owl background for my blog, maybe getting one designed is the way forward!
    I would call him Oakley the owl.
    Kelly xx

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  25. I love your blog! I'm just a starter at Stampin' Up! But have somewhat become an addict already. I'm hosting my first Party in march, very excited! The owl is great very suiting :)
    Patrick or Alvin came to mind too.
    Cheryl

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  26. Sorry posting again, I got it! Albert the Owl x x

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