Sunday, July 13, 2008

Give and Take Show & Tell

I have something special planned for this weeks Show and Tell Monday. I am calling it a Give and Take Giveaway. As you know sometimes you need a little motivation to keep yourself going along that road to success. Well, we have these new little signs/cards we made to hang on your inspiration/vision boards, or place in your gratitude journals, wherever you'd like, to give you that little nudge when you need it!

Here is where the contest comes in. We are trying to come up with a clever, catchy name for them and so far have not had much luck. They are going to be sold in sets, perhaps individually as well. We also would love some great motivational/inspirational quotes to use on these little "thingies." We all know when it comes to great quotes, you ladies are the go to source.

Here is where you and your fabulous ideas come in to play. We are going to give away two pairs of these "thingies" this week as a thank you for helping us. To enter the first giveaway, simply leave a comment and share your favorite quote. A random winner will be drawn by J & F Accounting firm (aka Julian and Francesca- my children). To enter the second giveaway, leave a comment and suggestion for a name. The best name will be decided by a select panel of judges (my family). You may enter both giveaways if you like. It's that easy. The winners will be announced this Thursday July 17th. Good luck and thanks for helping us out!

Can you tell Emerson is one of my favorite writers? Ah the days spent in American Lit. class, how I miss them. Have a great week! Thanks for visiting.


Lisa said...


What cute little "thingies" and I love the quotes that you have, here is one of my favorites...

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Henry David Thoreau

Thanks for offering such a fun contest!


Marie said...

Hi Carrie,
I just read this one. "Being honorable never goes out of style." Bruce Williams

I just can't wait until these items are for sale. I am starting a vision board.

I really can't think of anything for a name except Inspirations by Noelle Garrett or Noelle Garret Designs Inspirations, or Words to Dream by.

Lilli Blue said...

I love Emerson too. How about calling them Sweet Inspirations?

Lilli Blue said...

Oh my quote. I am the exception to every rule that limits me.

Cottage Flair said...

Great inspiration cards.

"To those who can dream, there is no such place as faraway"

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"


Craft Diva said...

first of all, i have two favorite quotes...the first from my son when he was much younger: "you know, deep down inside we are all really just puppies." and one from my neighbor's child: "it's funny because i laugh."

now...for the name of the product...i am thinking maybe "heart2heart" or "enCOURAGEments"...or perhaps "tidbits" i like that...

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hi Carrie,
I love the attitude thingy! What a wonderful idea, those are for sure to be a hit! Everyone need inspiration. I think you should name them
Inspiration by Noelle Garrett Designs....
Happy Monday!

Susan said...

How about "Floaters" - quotes and quips that drift...float...through your mind's eye...

A favorite of mine...from Abe Lincoln...
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Susan *dutchrose*

Cathy said...

I have SOME I like Alot!



Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

What a great idea! Perfect for our vision boards.

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." James Allen

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

"Life is not measured by thenuber of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away." -Unknown

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

"As a man thinketh so shall he be" -James Allen

Suzanne said...

Hi Carrie1
Those turned out grea! I have two quotes on my fridge....If you think you can, you can. And Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it. Simple, but they encourage me.

I think you should call them: Sweet Inspirations or just Inspirations.

Inka Thomas said...

Oh Carrie,
I love your postive thinking cards!
"You are what you think you are"

gail said...

Hi Carrie, I will have to think of a name for them, but as far as a quote, ya know there is a ton of them, but I personally like "In every gesture grace and dignity". I dont really know who said it, but its a good one for an irish girl with a temper! lol Also, "Actions will ALWAYS betray words." Talk is cheap!
Your "thingys" are so cute, what a great idea. Thanks,, gail

Beloved Creations said...

I love them. How about "Hanging Quotes" or Love Notes to Self

Michelle M. May said...

Hey Carrie,
I love these "thingies." My favorite quote is "It's never to late to become what you might have been."

You could call them Seen and Noted Quotes

Debbie said...

Hi Carrie....I agree that you should call them "Inspirations". Here's a nice quote:

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. - John Heywood, sixteenth-century English poet


Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Hi Carrie, those are darling little "sweet inspirations" or maybe.....envision plaques....or maybe soul stirrings.
Oh, well.....let's see...a quote: Ask...Believe...Receive.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Carrie, I love your "Encouragement Notes". That is my suggestion...

Hugs, Karen

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carrie!

What a fantastic Show and Tell! Love the thingies! The quotes are fabulous and true. I'm not good at this,but my favorite is definitely.

With God All Things Are Possible. And my other favorite is "Nothing is impossible unless you make it impossible".

Good Luck to all the ladies who enter! Thank Carrie this was fun!
Janets Creative Pillows

Susie said...

Carrie, What a great idea. How about "Quotable Thingies".

"Whoever complains about dinner tonight is tomorrow's cook."

The Polka Dot Rose

Theresa said...

How about "Attitude Adjustments"
For the best times of your life

My very favorite quote:

She rejoiced in her ability to give. Grace Livingston Hill

Second favorite:
It's never to late to be what you might have been.

I have been working with papers in my spare time and can't wait to see if you will like my new creations, too.

cathy said...

What beautiful signs Carrie!
My favorite quote is
"Be Yourself...Everyone else is Taken"
I added you to my blog list too!

Silena said...

Hi Carrie,
I think that the name of your project should be "Words that Inspire" of my favorite quotes is an old Irish proverb...."Keep your face in the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you"! You always have the best ideas and the best projects....this one will surely be a success...thank you for bringing it to us!!

Sharon said...

I love your Inspired Quotes

Here are mine~
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Lewis Carroll

"One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others."
Lewis Carroll

SoCal Helene said...

Your “Thingies” are adorable!!! Good luck to the winner!

Sisters Gift Company

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Hi Carrie,

My favourite quote is from Sir Winston Churchill. When he was at an official dinner he had a lady sit beside him whom he did not get on with at all. This is what transpired "If you were my husband I would poison your drink" to which he replied, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it".....

I know it is not suitable for your little tags but I just love it.

As for a name I love 'Inspirational Thoughts'......


K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Great idea Carrie!

"Beleive in yourself right from the start, believe in the magic that's inside your heart" Dorthy, The Wiz

cjandreau1 said...

Love your little "thingies" and your quotes.

Here are my 2 favorites -
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Maya Amgelou

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

For a name how about - Sweet Inspirations.

Thanks for the fun contest!


A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Hello Carrie,

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

This is from The Rubaiyat By Omar Khayyam and was written in 1120. This is just one small verse, It is a wonderful piece of work and well worth reading, I have owned the book since I was a girl.

Sorry for commenting twice but I just thought it was so appropriate.