Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Banner Sisters {review + giveaway}


Feast your eyes on this!



What is it, you may wonder? It is the creation of two lovely sisters who enjoy paper crafts and working together. They opened up this wonderful little shop, The Banner Sisters, to connect with their customers and be able to create, which is a favorite! Check out a sampling of their banners:












These would be great for any birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, or holiday party, but they also offer banners you can leave up all year round! Better yet, everything is customizable! Personalize it with your family name, a special saying, or a theme! You can most definitely choose your own, but these ladies are pros. They create exactly what you have in mind, and even send you a photo of your finished product before they ship, just to make sure you love it!




Check out the detail in this awesome wedding sign! Perfect little personal touch for those bride-to-bes! It seems to me like everything in their shop has a special little touch that makes it unique and very much yours. Check out thebannersisters.com and see even more pics of what they are capable of. (their "all we need is love" banner?!?!?!)







Here is my beautiful "thankful" sign. It was meant to be for us. I love what Shelly said about her 2010 theme: "to try to be more grateful...grateful for friends, family, our home, our daily life. This sounds so cliche, but it really is about all the little things that happen everyday. The more I consciously try to be grateful, the more I realize how many things there are to be grateful for, and of course that I need to simplify, simplify, simplify! " Amen sister!

Shelly and Maggie (THE Banner sisters :)) are both so great to work with! Not to overkill their thankfulness, but they truly are so appreciative of their etsy shoppers, and take it as an extreme compliment that someone likes their stuff! They love etsy because they think of it as supporting the seller instead of a faceless company. How's that for "A Thankful Heart" Month?





These lovely sisters have offered up a custom banner from The Banner Sisters to a lucky reader of The Ivy Twines! Wow! You get to pick!!!



To qualify: Check out The Banner Sisters shop on etsy and drool over their beautiful work! Come back here and leave a comment with your favorite banner!




**Please leave a valid email address so we have a way of contacting you if you win!**




And if one entry is not nearly enough. . .


Earn one additional entry:



Earn two additional entries: (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)



Earn TEN additional entries:



Your GIVE BACK Entry:


  1. Participate in our Give Back "A Thankful Heart" Week 2 Challenge! (Head over to this post for the details, check out the weekly challenges, and leave a comment on that post telling us what you did!)


  2. Brighten someone's day, and enter 10 extra entries here! Wahoo!



Good luck and enjoy the creative and beautiful banners ove at The Banner Sisters!!






Giveaway will end March 24th at 11:59 CST. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. Many thanks to Shelly and Maggie and to The Banner Sisters for hosting this fabulous giveaway, and for my beautiful thankful banner! I love it!!

125 comments:

  1. I love the b-day banner and specifically the the one with butterflies (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33282419)

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  2. I favorited the Happy Birthday Banner (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33282419) on their etsy site (jkgrocery)

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  3. I follow via google friend connect

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  4. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  5. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/10332484616

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  6. love the birthday banner that's neon colored!

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  7. marked the birthday banner (neon colored) as a favorite on etsy!

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  8. I like the Fiesta Banner, because we're celebrating our blessings in our house every day :) Thank you so much for this giveaway! ~Cee~
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  9. i love this happy birthday banner
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41364513
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  10. I like the very first Happy Birthday banner with the girly colors & the crown in the center. :)

    logan 4301 @ yahoo.com

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  11. I follow you w/ Google FC

    logan 4301 @ yahoo.com

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  12. I love the color scheme in the happy birthday dad banner


    agnstcmel@aol.com

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  13. I follow with google friends


    agnstcmel@aol.com

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  14. I like the "it's a boy" banner. :)

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  15. My favorite is this Happy Birthday Banner

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41013246

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  16. I love all the banners, but my favorites are the happy birthday banners especially the scalloped circles with the presents!!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=41013246

    Thanks for the chance,
    Melissa S.
    chaoticmommyreviews@live.com

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  17. The Happy Birthday Banner w/ Crown would be perfect for the princess-themed 4th birthday party we're having for my daughter in a couple weeks!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  18. my favi s this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42484401

    birthday banner
    itzacin@aol.com

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  19. love this happy birthday banner, it's unisex and could be used mulitple times at multiple parties!
    chacoyaguayo aT YaHoO dOt CoM
    thanks for the opprotunity!!

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  20. i ♥ this happy birthday banner;}
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41364513
    chacoyaguayo At YaHoO dOt CoM

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  21. facebook fan of the banner sisters;}
    chacoyaguayo

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  22. follow the ivy twines blog publicly;}

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  23. follow ivy twines via twitter @Ma21cuteboy;}
    chacoyaguayo At yAhOo DoT cOm

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  24. facebook fan of ivy twines;}
    ChacoyAguayo
    chacoyaguayo At YaHoO DoT CoM

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  25. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Ma21cuteboy/status/10506339875
    chacoyaguayo At yAhOo DoT cOm

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  26. Awe! I love the "Welcome to the Nest" banner!
    mjudge83 at gmail dot com

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  27. I "hearted" my favorite banner on their Etsy site. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mjudge83 at gmail dot com

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  28. i like the style of the just married banner!

    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  29. i hearted the just married banner

    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  30. i fanned the banner sisters on facebook!

    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  31. i'm a follower!

    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  32. i follow the ivy twines on twitter - ichbinseins.

    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  33. i'm an FB fan of ivy twines

    kateandoli@gmail.com

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  34. I would choose any of the happy b-day banners!

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  35. I follow your blog publicly

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  36. I am an fan on facebook of the ivy twines

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  37. I like the dog themed- happy birthday banner

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  38. I love the colors and papers in the wedding banner.

    I'd choose a happy birthday banner.

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  39. I love this one.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33839880
    zaneymay@yahoo.com

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  40. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33839880
    I favorite this one.
    zaneymay@yahoo.com

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  41. Following you on twitter.
    zaneymay
    zaneymay@yahoo.com

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  42. https://twitter.com/zaneymay
    just twitter.
    zaneymay@yahoo.com

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  43. Love the Believe Banner.

    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  44. I love the Happy Birthday Banner (the 16th one on page 2)
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  45. Facebook fan of The Banner Sisters
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  46. I follow via Google Friend
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  47. Facebook fan of Ivy Twines
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  48. My favorite is the birthday sign: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41364513. So cute!

    joysblooms@gmail.com

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  49. I favorited an item on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41364513).

    joysblooms@gmail.com

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  50. I became a fan of Banner Sisters on FB.

    joysblooms@gmail.com

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  51. I like the Wedding Banner with the red print.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  52. I follow via Google Friend.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  53. What a great giveaway! I love the You're getting hitched banner! So cute. I'm getting married soon and this would be fun to have at the bridal shower and for my bachelorette weekend.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  54. I follow publicly!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  55. My 2nd favorite (additional entry) is the Baby Makes Three banner. Very cute.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  56. I love the "happy birthday dad" banner. If I were to win I would customize it to be a welcome home banner for my husband who is in Army training right now.

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  57. I am now a fan of the banner sisters on facebook (Dani McGarry)

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  58. I (ArmyWife4Christ) added the red and blue wedding banner to my favorites on Etsy.

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  59. I follow you guys on twitter (@danimcgarry)

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  60. I am a fan of yours on facebook as well (Dani McGarry)

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  61. I am following you publicly using google friend :)

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  62. I tweeted about this giveaway (@danimcgarry)
    http://twitter.com/danimcgarry/status/10912301311

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  63. Give back: I said thank you to the woman who bagged my groceries today.

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  64. brightened my grandmother-in-law's day #3

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  65. Brightened a dear friend's day #4

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  66. brightened the day for the child I babysit for #5

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  67. brightened my favorite barista's day #8

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  68. I like the birthday banner (with my son's birthday coming up in mind) and my favorite is the one with the blue and tan dots
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42407569

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  69. I follow publicly as lilprincessbow

    thanks
    lilprincessbow@gmail.com

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  70. I follow on twitter as lilprincessbow

    lilprincessbow@gmail.com

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  71. I like the birthday banner with the blue background with dots on it.

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  72. I favorited my favorite banner.

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  73. Fan of The Banner Sisters on Facebook Tiffany Hearn

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  74. Fan Ivy Twines on Facebook Tiffany Hearn

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  75. Follow The Ivy Twines (publicly) using Google Friend

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  76. Follow The Ivy Twines on Twitter Mtlgrl4evr

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  77. I like the Happy Birthday Dad Banner
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  78. I added the Banner Sisters to my favorites on Etsy.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  79. I am a google follower. Bethanie B @ junker2204@live.com

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  80. As my birthday is March 28, I picked out the Happy Birthday banner with the presents on it as my fav item. (But I also liked the daisy cupcake picks.) Bethanie B @ Junker2204@live.com

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  81. Please check out my Give Back comment, be sure to scroll down to see both parts. Yes I had two parts, it was that long. But it is a great topic. Bethanie B @ junker2204@live.com
    my comment is under
    junker2204@live.com

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  82. My favorite banner is the Happy Birthday Banner with the puppy dog!
    kerriekg@yahoo.com

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  83. I am a new blog follower!
    kerriekg@yahoo.com

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  84. I like the It's A Girl Banner.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  85. Follow blog.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  86. Follow on Twitter- Naddez.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  87. FB fan. (Quanda)

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  88. Fave The Happy Birthday Banner from The Banner Sisters at http://www.etsy.comfavorite_listings.php

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  89. I follow the ivy twines on fb

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  90. I follow the ivy twines on Twitter @narniamum

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  91. I think the its a boy banner is super cute thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  92. I am a facebook fan of your blog thanks (mrstinareynolds)

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