great big give-away!

Taking a little zoo break today to offer you a chance to win THREE great prizes! For reals! Kori from SunnyDayTags has a set of 3 super-cute luggage tags and a set of fabulous Mommy calling cards (or Enclosure cards, if you’d rather) to give away. And Tara from Tara Lou’s is giving away a beautiful 8×10 hand-painted canvas (choose one in stock or have her customize one for you!).

So, that means ONE LUCKY WINNER is going to get an awesome prize package:

1. 3 luggage tags

2. a set of calling cards

3. an 8×10 canvas

Here are a couple pics of the luggage tags Kori made for our family as we Zoo It. Notice the animal themes. And Gabe’s manly Virginia Tech design.

You can look at the calling cards here. And the hand-painted canvasses here.

And you know what–even if you’re a guy and these aren’t your cup of tea, what an awesome gift for your wife, sister, daughter or mom!

Here’s how to enter the give-away (U.S. mailing addresses only): Make a quick click over to Kori’s and Tara’s. Come back and tell me what you’d like if you win. And because I like second chances (and apparently can’t write a post without something Zoo in it), here’s how you can enter a second comment: Look at these animal pics, write a funny or profound caption for one or more of them, and you get another entry. Plus, I’ll choose my favorite caption and send you a little prize of my own. (And keep it clean, folks. I realize the temptation might be a bit much, but you can do it!)

#1. giraffes

#2. butterfly

#3. orangutan

#4. turtles

#5. ostrich

#6. alligator

EDIT: Just to clarify, you can leave TWO separate comments. One with your prize choice and one with your animal pic caption.

Contest ends Tuesday-ish. Good luck! And have a great weekend!

75 thoughts on “great big give-away!

  1. O

    #1 Talk to the butt…..(sorry if inapropriate)
    #2 “I could sing of Your love forever…..”
    #3 “You talkin to me?” (Deniro voice)
    #4 “Halleilujah”
    #5 “I’m to sexy for my shirt”
    #6 “See Mom I ate it all”

    That was fun!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Marla Taviano

    And Kathy’s captions:

    Also for the caption of the crocodile with the wide mouth..”You had better listen to me!”

    For the little turtles that are sunbathing on each other: “We are all in this together!”

  3. Marla Taviano

    Commenting for Kathy who e-mailed me because she isn’t sure how to leave a comment on my blog. It’s okay, Kathy. My husband does everything for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Kathy: I am responding to the prize choice of the Cherry tag and then the Joy canvas.

  4. Ellen R.

    I love the Chocolate and Turquoise Blue Ovals tags — so elegant! I hate having to write my name out every.single.time on those wimpy airline-issued tags. I fly a lot for work and find myself filling those things out ever time!

  5. Amy

    1. Have you seen my contact?
    2. Ray of sunshine.
    3. Donโ€™t make me come over there.
    4. Youโ€™re on my tail.
    5. You lookinโ€™ at me?
    6. You have an Icebreaker mint?

  6. Sarah McGalliard

    As for the captions:

    1. “I could really go for a steak, how about you?”
    2. “Are you my mother?”
    3. “Oh darn, they found me. I thought I had found a good hiding spot!”
    4. “I told you I should have gone first! You are such a fraidey-cat! The water won’t hurt you!!”
    5. “And you complain about your nose being too big?”
    6. “Maaaan I’m tired!”

  7. Sarah McGalliard

    I LOVE the chocolate and blue swirls luggage tag from Kori and the blue “blessed” canvas from Tara! Those are definitely the ones that I would choose!

  8. Donita

    I love the signs that could hang on a door, esp with a Bible verse or with the meaning of my child’s name.
    And I also love the idea of mommy calling cards! The browns and blues would be great for my boys.

  9. Holly V.

    #1 I dropped my throat lozenge.

    #2…..MOM! This hairclip is MOVING!

    #3 Judge Orangutang says…..Order in the court.

    #4 The frogs make this look SO easy.

  10. Kori (PrincessSpider)

    This is not an entry… although I would LOVE one of Tara’s canvases!!! There are some GREAT captions!!! I couldn’t think of anything but “Get in my belly” for #6 So glad I don’t have to decide!!!

  11. Holly V.

    LUGGAGE TAGS would have to be the starfish and crab for Coral and Jonah! Do you know that Jonah’s nickname is Crabby J? Hee-hee.

    The BLESSED sign is amazing. Aren’t we all blessed? Wow!

  12. deanna

    #1 – “I told you the grass was greener on the other side!”

    #4 – “Do you think they’ll let us ride in the carpool lane now?”

  13. deanna

    I love the “Chocolate & Blue” luggage tags and the “FAITH” and “JOY” canvases!

    Thanks for the chance to win one of them!

  14. Valerie

    I love Kori’s tags and I love Kori (long-time friend). The pink/black tag is my favorite. The canvas I like is “Joy”.

    #2. “Butterfly kisses”
    #5. Eyebrows just plucked last night! Chin hairs left for character!

  15. Michaela

    Captions…
    #1 – All the magazines say this 30 day grass diet works wonders for your figure!
    #2 – The butterfly…These are really realistic human rest stops in Texas, not like the dummy ones in Michigan. ;o)
    #3 – I really thought I had a chance to get on the extreme makeover show!
    #4 – (the one with it’s mouth open of course) I just love these line massages!
    #5 – I know, the cut’s a little too short isn’t it???
    #6 – Does it look like I have strep throat?

  16. Michaela

    I really like the bag tags, especially the blue and chocolate one. On the other site I liked the personalize name one with a verse… very cute!

  17. Kelsie

    #1 M&M Giraffes
    #2 (singing) โ€œI feel pretty, oh-so-pretty!โ€
    #3 โ€œDoes this rock make me look fat?โ€
    #4: (In a New York Accent): โ€œHey, you in the front โ€“ Iโ€™m walkinโ€™ here!โ€
    #5: โ€œIโ€™m beautiful. I donโ€™t care WHAT you say.โ€
    #6: โ€œHAAAAAALLELUJAH! Haaaallelujah! Hallelujah, Hallelujahโ€ฆโ€

  18. Kelsie

    I love the Bible Verse sign โ€“ My youngest is a Samuel, so that really jumped off the screen at me.
    And I absolutely adore Birthdays, so the cupcake Birthday labels would be a lot of fun!
    (I’m excited – this is my first post!)

  19. Gail

    Three bag tags? Are you kidding me? I have three kids! They have three backpacks! Backpacks that must be labeled. Now I can’t say for sure without checking with the munchkins, but I was partial to Blue Green Polka Dots bag tags.

    And oh how I’d love Tara to personalize a canvas for us…her style is sooooo up my alley. I’d love to get a verse for my bathroom (I know that sounds weird…. but that’s where I need it).

  20. Pennie

    I’m a beach girl, so I like the Personalized Starfish or Crab Bag Tags.
    I also like the canvas with “Joy” on it, but they’re ALL awesome!

  21. Rachele

    1. Synchronized grass eating
    2. “Ya’ll like my new hair accessory?”
    3. “That angle makes me look fat.”
    4. (3rd turtle speaking) “I’m the king of the world!”
    5. “It’s bad, really bad”
    6. “See mom, I brushed my teeth”

  22. Rachele

    Thanks for doing this ya’ll! I love the turquoise “blessed” sign & the chocolate and blue dots luggage tag.

  23. Christy Lockstein

    #2 And now coming down the runway is the new chapeau for the summer. With a snazzy blue and black, this is one style that will be taking flight all over the world.

    #3 (in faux Schwarzenegger voice) I’m going to pump YOU…(yawn)…up…ZZZZZZZ

  24. Christy Lockstein

    Hi Marla!

    I love the black plaid business cards. I would love them for my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tara’s signs are so gorgeous, I would love a personalized one for my pastor’s new son.

  25. Jennifer Neal

    I love all of Kori’s creations!! Own many and always wanting more!

    1. AND stretch, one two. (giraffe exercise class)
    2. butterfly says, “I don’t see what the big deal about hair is!”
    3.(orangutan) bananas for breakfast-check, bananas for lunch-check, hummm what’s for dinner?
    4.(turtle) speed bump! speed bump! …oh sorry murtle!
    5. ?
    6. FEED ME!!!

  26. Amy H

    As for picture titles (which, holy cow…those pictures are hysterical!)

    1) Ah…Doc…I think I’m seeing double!
    2) Just lowering my carbon footprint…it flies away when I’m done needing it to hold my hair!
    3) Must. Look. Like. Rock.
    4) Turtle Pile on Tommy!

  27. Amy H

    I love all the tags at Kori’s…but Tara’s stuff is so cute too. Do I really have to choose? I love personalized stuff, so it’s hard to make that choice…I CHOOSE BOTH!

  28. Robin Purdy

    I love the luggage tags and would have to say that the flip flops were my absolute favorite!

    The Striped Blue and Green Maria style mommy tags were something else.

    The canvases are beautiful and I would probably choose the Hand picked Bible verse. Love it all, thanks Marla!

  29. Sarah Hatter

    Kori, you are so creative, looks like all those hours of craft projects for your portfolio have paid off. I like the multi color tags and the Choc and Blue Spa enclosure cards (now that I know what enclosure cards are)
    Tara Lou’s scripture canvas is my favorite, but in boy colors.

  30. Carrie

    Oh, my goodness, I love the flip-flop luggage tags! And also the calling cards are adorable- the pink & Green stripe is probably what I would pick. ๐Ÿ™‚ Of the signs, I love the one that says, “Blessed” with blue dots, since I have a boy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Sarah Hatter

    #1 I hope they get the lawnmower fixed soon, I am stuffed!
    #2 There has to be some nectar in here somewhere……
    #3 I am one with the universe, I am at peace
    #4 One, Two, Three…..PUSH!!!!!
    #5 This hair, I just can’t do anything with it.
    #6 Do I have a piece of that fisheman in my teeth?

  32. Stephanie

    I love the fancy initial bag tags and the sign that says JOY, but in different colors. Their stuff is so cute! Love it!

  33. Mary Katherine

    Love, love, love ALL the bagtags. Definitely want them all, but my favs are the ones with browns. Love the round address ones too.

    Canvases are adorable. Joy one is my fav.

    Pick me, pick me!!!

  34. Mary

    I think #6 is an alligator mom frustrated with her children climbing all over her. Something along the lines of screaming “Can’t I just use the restroom in peace???”

    That’s what my mom always said at least ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Mary

    Ok Marla…you gave us a lot of instruction. So hopefully I answer everything I’m supposed to ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I like TaraLou’s JOY sign. Or I’d have a cute baby one made for my little Jacob!

    2. I love the blue and brown polka dotted luggage tags…would be cute for a diaper bag too!

  36. MJ Ramsay

    I LOVE all of Kori’s tags…already have a few. Would order some for “Nana”. And Tara’s signs seem to match! I’d get a “Nana & Papo’s House” sign. We’re sort of into the grandparent thing. But then I’m probably ineligible since I’m Kori’s mom!

  37. Amber

    I LOVE the luggage tags. — especially the funky flower one that says Callie McLeod (in peach and chocolate).

    And I love love love the Paisley Jane cards!

    The canvas that says “Joy” is SO pretty.

  38. Jennifer

    Oh, and #4…. “Guys, we’ll NEVER win the cheerleading competition if we can’t build a simple, three turtle pyramid! Hold still!”

  39. Jennifer

    I’m loving the “blessed” sign and Ava’s luggage tag. (At first, I thought it said Ana, which got me even more excited!) They have such cute things in their shops!

  40. Emily Kay

    The tags and canvases are all so lovely! Oh to have such talent…I’m a wee bit jealous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    No captions today…it’s already been a long morning. I ditto all the support for the “bend and snap” caption though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Annie Whitehurst

    Okay, for picture captions…
    For #1 (the giraffes) “Down! Set! HUT!”
    For #6 (the alligator) “If you aint a gator, you’re GATOR BAIT!” (Go Gators!!) ๐Ÿ™‚ (sorry, this Florida girl couldnt resist that one…)
    And I can’t believe both captions I came up with are football related… my husband would be proud… ha…

  42. Heather R

    I really love the printed canvas…with the child’s name is really sweet!

    #3 – “This double chin has gotten WAY out of hand!!”

    #6 – “I AM opening wide!!”

  43. Annie Whitehurst

    Love the luggage tags, and also the enclosure cards in the children’s designs… so cute when taking a gift to birthday parties!
    For the canvas, my favorite is the personalized children’s one that says “You are fearfully and wonderfully made”….
    What cute stuff they both have! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Jenny L.

    I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE the luggage tags!!!!
    Pic #1 – Right Giraffe talking to the Left Giraffe “I’m pretty sure the Downward-Facing Dog Yoga Pose doesn’t involve that bite you’re about to eat!!!”
    I also like the “bend and snap” suggestion too!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Pic #4 – And now for our latest traffic report…….there’s a 3 Turtle Pile-up on Log 23…..expect delays…..alternative routes are Log 24, Rock 47, and Log 25………..

  45. Peter P

    As for the pictures:

    #1) “I know I dropped it around here somewhere!”
    #2) “No sweetie, the bluetooth headset is supposed to go in your ear!”
    #3) “Will someone PLEASE pull me out of this hole. I think I ate too much hunny.”
    #4) “I can see your house from up here!”
    #5) “All day every day I have to pose for pictures. Do I look bored? I am bored. Do I look bored? Do I, Do I?”
    #6) “Aaargh! You’re standing on my tail!”

  46. Krista

    These aren’t exactly original but here goes:

    #1 giraffes: they look like they’re scanning for buried treasure or something lost. “No luck with the magic over here. Anything over there?”
    #2 butterfly: Sunny and sweet.
    #4 turtles: (singing) Lean on me… when you’re not strong…
    #5 ostrich: Big Brother is watching you.
    #6 alligator: I don’t do mornings

  47. Kim Kasch

    I love the luggage tags.

    And, for a caption for #4:

    Slow and steady doesn’t always win the race – at least not when you’re playing leap . . . turtle.

  48. Allison

    #4 Turtles…
    Dragonfly (on turtle #3) says, “Hey, guys, this isn’t how you play leap frog!”

  49. Rachel

    I love the luggage tags and think that I may “have to get them” for me and my very soon-to-be husband’s upcoming travels! ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1 If the giraffes aren’t doing the “bend and snap” as Kelli suggested, I think they are putting their right leg in as they do the hokey-pokey! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Erin

    I like the Maria Stripes Orange Mommy Calling Cards and the Chocolate and Lime Green Striped bag tags from Kori’s shop.

    From Tara’s I like the Personalized Hand Painted Sign with Bible Verse

  51. Kelli

    I have been itching to order Caroline a tag with a penguin on it but now I am loving Ava’s tag. The joy sign is delightful.

    #1 – Did you ever see Legally Blonde… I am pretty sure those giraffes are doing the “Bend and Snap”!

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