Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's Our 100th Post!


How about a little celebration and a giveaway?

In honor of our 100th post we would like you, our awesome readers, to get involved. So we are reaching out to those of you who know a bit about graphic design and like to win prizes. Don't know graphic design? That's ok, there is a prize for you too! Just keep on reading!

We want to make over our blog a bit. The biggest thing we want to do is to re-design our header. When Distant Pickles came to be I sort of just found a picture of pickles on the internet, slapped it into Illustrator, and put our name over the top of it. 

I did manage to make the cool shadow underneath it though ;)

Anyway, I'm not that great at graphic design and since that picture was borrowed I've been waiting for the day when an angry email came my way demanding that I take it down.

So here's what to do:


Show us your design, and we'll have a vote. The winner will win a cool prize and the chance to have their design featured as our header. What will the prize be? Well, we're not telling just yet. Mostly because we're still trying to figure it out.  It might be fabric, a bag, a mini quilt, who knows!

Update: We had someone ask if they could submit more than one entry, and the answer is Yes!! Bree and I discussed and decided you can submit up to THREE entries, yay!


What's in it for those of you who aren't participating in the contest? Well, you get to vote for the winner. When it's time, we'll run a post showing off all of the designs. You leave your comment telling us which one you like best, and that's your entry into another giveaway, simple as that!

If you are interested in entering the contest just leave us a comment and we'll get in touch with you.

Since my computer is going to be on it's way to tech support some time this week we'll let the contest run until I get it back (7-10 business days from the day they receive it according to the tech support guy). So we're looking at about the first or second week of September most likely. We'll update with a deadline as soon as I know.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go design!




9 comments:

Rebecca said...

I wish I could design! But I'll be happy to help choose a winner. =] Happy 100th post!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I wish I could design too! I haven;t even figured out how to put a header on my own blog yet (sad but true story). I'll gladly vote though!

Andrea said...

Happy 100th post!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I'm not a graphic designer in any way, but am happy to toss my two cents in and vote.

Nicky said...

No graphic talents as such just what I've picked up since March but happy to comment...as ever

Lynne said...

Congratulations on reaching 100! ;-)

Elizabeth D. said...

Happy 100th post! I know just enough about graphic design to be dangerous, but I just might try to help you guys out on this one...I've got a few projects to wrap up this week, but I'll try to give it a try this weekend :)

Marci Girl said...

What every decent graphic designer needs to know...what does your blog name mean to you guys, or what do you want it to convey? What would you like out of a header/or what kind of feel do you want for it to exude?

Congrats on the 100th post!

Alli said...

Gratz on your hundredth post! I'm curious to see what kind of header entries you get. :>

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