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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Giveaway from Laura Elaine Designs



I am so excited to introduce you to Laura Elaine Designs.  Laura Elaine creates beautiful running pages and scrapbooks.  I'm pleased to tell share with you that Laura Elaine is offering a Giveaway! First, Let's get to know Laura Elaine Designs.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a 30 year-old wife, mom, runner, scrapbooker, and part-time physical therapist. I love to be creative, I love to be outside, and I love to be active.
2. How did your Etsy shop get started
I heard about Etsy from my cousin last winter. I had been making my scrapbooks for a while and just selling them at craft fairs and giving them as gifts. I was so excited to find Etsy - it is the perfect way for me to be creative and sell my scrapbooks!
3. What are you currently training for
Currently, I am not training for any race, but have still been running about 3 times per week. I am taking the fall off from a big race, mostly because my husband is training for the NYC Marathon. With our crazy schedules, and a 2-year-old, it makes it difficult for us both to have a big race to train for. I have an upcoming 5k next weekend, and will more than likely do a Turkey trot on Thanksgiving. My next big race will be next spring - possibly Boston's Run to Remember again. It's a half marathon that I did last year and it's an awesome course through the city.
4. Advice for running moms or those wanting to get started running
My best advice for those wanting to get started is: ANYONE CAN DO IT!!!! I was not a runner in high school or college; I was a gymnast. Being a gymnast meant that the longest that I had to be active for was 90 seconds. I can remember having to run a mile and a half for conditioning in college and we complained the ENTIRE TIME and felt like puking at the end.
Fast forward to 2006: My husband and his best friend (both previously non-runners) made a bet that they were going to be bandits at that year's Boston Marathon. Long story short, we all caught the running bug! Hubby has completed 4 marathons (two of them Boston, running for Children's Hospital) and I have completed 4 half marathons (Boston 1/2 and Philly 1/2 before I had my son, and NYC 1/2 and Boston's Run to Remember post-partum).
There are a ton of training plans out there (the Couch to 5K is an awesome beginner one!) that help beginners lace up their sneakers and get out there.

5. What inspires you
My son is my inspiration. Our family lives an active life - hiking, biking, traveling, skiing, swimming, and of course running! It is important to me to set a good example for my son on how to be healthy, active, and take care of himself. When I put on my running shoes and put them in the stroller to go out for a run, he is learning the importance of exercise and taking care of his body.

Now for the GIVEAWAY! Laura Elaine is offering a $10 Gift Certificate to her Etsy Shop!
Here's How to Enter!
Leave a comment for each separate entry! Please leave an email address or Etsy shop name in each comment you make! Otherwise we won't know how to find you if you win!

1. Mandatory Entry: Visit Laura Elaine Designs and browse around her shop -leave a heart if you are so inclined(not mandatory)! Then return here and tell us what you like!
2. Follow Laura Elaine's Running-Scrapbooking-Being a Mom Blog at http://www.lauraelainedesigns.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment that you did so.
3. Follow this blog,  Prairie Wind Notions and leave a comment that you did.
4. Become a Twitter follower of PrairieWind Designs or Like me on Facebook.  (1 Entry for each - leave a comment!)
5. Tweet the following:
 #Giveaway from LauraElaineDesigns http://prairiewindnotions.blogspot.com ends 10-3 #running #scrapbooking
and leave a comment with the link to your tweet. You may tweet once a day for an extra entry.
6.Post about this giveaway on your facebook page. Leave a comment with a link to your facebook page.
Giveaway starts Wednesday, September 22 and ends at midnight on October 3rd. Winner will be determined by Random.org.
Good Luck!

34 comments:

  1. I love all the color! And what a great gift for the runner you know that probably has everything else they could want :)
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  2. I already follow you on Twitter :)
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  3. I liked you on Facebook :)
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  4. Tweeted!
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  5. Posted to my fb!
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  6. What a wonderful feature! Laura has so many great runner themed scrapbook creations.

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  7. I love the Disney Princess Half Marathon Premade Scrapbook Pages

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  8. I'm a follower.

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  9. Twitter follower @aikchien

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  11. Tweet for the morning!
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  12. Love the Mini Chipboard Purse Premade Scrapbook Album
    Thanks
    Elizabeth
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  13. Follow www.lauraelainedesigns.blogspot.com/ with Google Friend Connect

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  19. This is my shop favorite http://www.etsy.com/listing/50221391/have-your-cupcake-and-eat-it-too

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  20. I like the Have Your Cupcake and Eat It Too Birthday Scrapbook.

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  23. The Have Your Cupcake and Eat It Too birthday scrapbook is my favorite.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

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  24. I like the baby boy pages!

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  26. Have Your Cupcake and Eat It Too Birthday Scrapbook is my favorite.

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  29. My favourite item is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/41915236/mini-chipboard-purse-premade-scrapbook
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  32. I am a follower of your blog and thank you for following my blog.
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  34. I just visited your etsy store. I love your cards! My etsy store is located at Http://www.baymoondesign.etsy.com
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