Thursday, May 19, 2011

My First Blog!

     Welcome to all my wonderful fans! This is my first blog! Since I only know some of you personally I am going to introduce myself, I am Sara Black. I have been married to my best friend for almost 12 years. We have four children and two grandsons. The two youngest are girls and my inspiration for starting Appalachian Mountain Crafts. My business got its name from the mountain range I live in. I love living in the mountains. Besides making my creations, I also am a painter. My husband is a renovator and I enjoy getting to go to work with him on occasion. My most favorite job is staying home with kiddos. This is the best job in the whole world!
      I have created this blog as a way to conduct giveaways for my Facebook fanpage. And I have an idea for a giveaway contest! Are you curious? Would you like to know what is in my head? Okay, I have teased you enough. I need to develop my business image and slogan. Since I have been really busy here lately with the kiddos, helping the husband, the house and of course BOWS, I would like to ask for you help. I need a company image and a catchy phrase. I am at a complete loss as to where to begin with this. I will use the winning image and phrase on all things related to the business. I was thinking that the prize for this should be something awesome, like say a $50 gift certificate (excluding shipping) for anything I make and you can think of.
      Okay, time for some ground rules. I ask that you not borrow from any other boutique. You can use any of my pictures on my fanpage or come up with your own. I will be happy to email you the original picture for your use. If you want to use a picture of one of the cutie pies, let me know so I can get their parents written permission. Once submitted all images and phrases become the property of Appalachian Mountain Crafts. By submitting, you give Appalachian Mountain Crafts permission to use the submission any way that is needed. To submit an image and slogan, send an email to with you submission as an attachment. Contestants should be fans of my fanpage at Appalachian Mountain Crafts . This contest is in no way promoted by, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook or Google's Blogger. The information you submit is not being submitted to Facebook or Google's Blogger; you are submitting it to Appalachian Mountain Crafts only. The deadline for submission will be Midnight cst, June 19, 2011. Voting will be through a poll here on the blog. Voters need to be fans of the fanpage too. The winner will be contacted through email and then announced on here and Facebook. Okay, I think that is it. Pfweefeew....that is a mouth full. :)
     The submissions will be post on the fanpage as I get them and in a picasa web album. The picasa album will also be posted on this blog. I am thinking that the contest will end on the last day of June at say 8:00 pm cst. The winner will be announced on the first of July. I am so excited about this. I know I have some creative fans and I can't wait to see what you come up with. And make sure you are a follower of this blog because all giveaways and contest will be ran through here.
    On your mark, get set, GO!!!! YAY!!!! Have fun! :)