I've been asked to be the keynote speaker at The Sewing Summit this year. We just firmed it up this week, so watch for an announcement on their site soon. As a bonus, I'm going to fly in for the entire event and well, hang out. Which means I'll have the chance to get to know some fabulous people who will be there with me.
One of those fabulous people is Melissa Esplin, who is scheduled to teach at the event. I'm excited to meet her. Melissa not only sews and maintains a beautiful blog, but she is also an incredible calligrapher. And she teaches calligraphy online. Yes, you can take classes without having to leave your desk!
Calligraphy is gaining attention from today's style stars as a back-to-crafts artform. Beautifully-lettered posters add a personal touch to a home or office. And personalized calligraphy is a great way to enhance a wedding or baby announcement—or otherwise stand out in a mess of computer-generated communication.
Take a look at Melissa's incredible lettering on her website and blog. See Melissa's classes on her site, I Still Love Calligraphy, where you can learn from the best. And don't miss her beautiful, free printables and tutorials as well.
Today's lucky winner will receive five ready-to-write cards and five envelopes, all hand-lettered by Melissa. Talk about putting your best face forward. Your mail and affection will look like it came from the queen herself.
The hand-lettered kraft-paper cards feature "5 Things" prompts such
as "5 Reasons Why I Love You" and the blue envelopes read, "Kindly
Deliver to" or Please send to." They can be used together or separately.
A $35 value.
Melissa does custom calligraphy for families and businesses. She designs logos, tattoos, greeting cards and more. But, calligraphy isn't her only passion. If you like to sew, then you must swing by Melissa's blog to see her sewing acumen as well. She is teaching at The Sewing Summit afterall. When my fashion-fabric line hits next spring, I have a secret wish that we'll get to see Melissa work her magic with the collection.
Okay! Exciting. Let's get this contest going. To enter for today's giveaway, just leave a comment here on this post. One entry per human.
Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win. You don't have to type your email address into the body of the comment if you entered it in the email-address field on the comment form; I can access that info from behind the scenes. Today's giveaway will close at NOON PST on Friday 8/16/13. (Extended deadlines here and there, depending on when I get the post up!) Watch for the winner to be announced within a day or two at the bottom of the post.
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UPDATE: Congratulations, April O. ("How do you love all the things I love?! What beautiful calligraphy!" Lucky #61)! You win today's HELLO Giveaway. We will email you with next steps. And congratulations to @hollysloat on Instagram for winning our Day 15 Instagram giveaway. The giveaway is closed, but you can still join the conversation and comment. xo—HB