Monday, May 7, 2012

Joy Inspiration Interview and Giveaway!

Today I have a little interview for you from one of my large sponsors. Have a read and learn a little more about her! An on top of the interview she is offering a giveaway so be sure to read right to the end! :)

Where do you live? And, what is your favourite thing about living where you do?
My husband and I live in Fort Rucker, AL.  We recently moved from Indiana.  I'm loving the warm weather and outdoor activities.  I'm usually found walking my 4 month old puppy on all of the trails available to us on post, or riding with my husband in his red convertible.

When did you become part of the creative community, and how did it begin?
I started my own photography business 2 years ago after so many friends of mine kept asking me to take their senior pictures, engagement pictures, etc etc.  Just recently I started making greeting cards after exploring the possibilities of studying graphic design as a second degree.

What do you create on a regular basis?
Most of my cards are "thinking of you" related.  However, there has been a lot of interest shown in my monogram stationary sets, so that encourages me to branch out and be more creative with monograms.

What is your favourite thing to create? Or are there many?
Cards with a lot of color are my favorite!

How long have you been blogging?
I've been blogging for two years.  My husband and I started a blog to help keep family updated once we moved out of state.  I've been blogging on my business related blog for only a few months.

What do you share on your blog?
Recipes, DIY projects, new greeting cards

Where do you get your inspiration from?
My husband is always giving me ideas - he likes witty cards, so most of my puns have been derived from him.

What does your workspace look like?
We recently moved to a 4 bedroom house - for just my husband and me.  So, we turned one of the bedrooms into an office for myself and my husband.  I have a small white desk which holds my laptop, bamboo tablet and sketch book.  I'm a neat freak, so everything is in it's place.  :)

Where can we find you on the internet?

And for the giveaway! Today Joy is offering the chance to win a set of four of these Retro Cassette Tape Cards:
And here's how you can win:
- Hop over to joy's corner of the internet, say hello and tell her I sent you!

Additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
- Follow Newfoundlander at Heart via GFC
- Like Newfoundlander at Heart on Facebook
- Follow Joy's blog, and tell me how you do
- Like JoyInspiration on Facebook
- 'Heart' JoyInspiration on Etsy

And there you have it! You have until Sunday May 13th 11:59pm EST to enter. And a winner will be chosen and posted (unless I am in labour with Pip) on Monday May 14th.

Thanks! Good luck and happy entering!


  1. Hey Margot,

    Hope this is open to Canadians because I'm really into stationery right now! Please email me if it is.
    All the best with your impending birth, how exciting.

    Regards, Sarah
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  2. follow newfoundler at heart on GFC

  3. like newfoundler at heart on facebook

  4. like joyinspiration on facebook

  5. hearted joyinspiration on etsy

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    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  7. I follow you via GFC (JourneysofTheZoo). journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  8. I like you on FB (JourneysofTheZoo). journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  9. I follow Joy on Pinterest (JourneysofTheZoo). journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  10. I like Joy on FB (JourneysofTheZoo). journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  11. I hearted Joy's Etsy shop (JourneysofTheZoo). journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  12. Hi! I've visited Joy's website, follow n.a.h., like n.a.h. on facebook, like JoyInspiration on facebook and heart on etsy. Thank you!

  13. I visited Joy's site and sent her a message!

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  14. I like Joyinspiration on Facebook

  15. I heart Joy's Etsy shop as craftzillaconquers

  16. I hearted Joy's Etsy shop (I'm EMacDuffPhotography)

  17. And I liked her on Facebook.


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