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Valentine's Day GIVEAWAY

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! So how are you planning to celebrate this lovely day? I'm celebrating it by showing my utmost appreciation and giving you back some of the love with my first-ever giveaway. While looking for something very special to showcase, I came across these lovely and special prints by a Bulgarian artist/designer. Her inspiration comes from her old Bulgarian-English dictionary she brought with her when she moved to the U.S. 20 years ago. These little pieces of art have some history as the canvas for the prints are recycled from this treasured book that has been in her family for three generations. After all these years she has decided to give these pages a new life by “composing, creating and printing every thing she loves and thinks is beautiful” on them.
The giveaway is below the jump.

THE PRIZE: A framed ‘Hand With Heart’ print (above), a total value of $70.


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  • Post a comment below with the word LOVE — and if you feel like sharing, tell us what kind of gift you feel best shows the LOVE on Valentine's Day. Please, don't forget to include your email.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: February 16th at 11.59pm EST


THE RULES: Anyone around the world is eligible to enter, however, only ONE entry per e-mail address please. The lucky winner will be selected by We'll be announcing the winner on Friday, February 18 as an update to this post, so don't forget to come back to find out who will be hanging this gorgeous print on his/her wall. 

Good luck to you, and again, have a lovely day!

Oh, and here are some more of her lovely prints that you can buy at her Etzy shop.

Reader Comments (14)

What a cool the rustic-ness. I just baked a chocolate tart for my love and strung a little mini-heart garland on it for sweetness! I think baked goodies are a great way to celebrate Valentines yet keep things simple.
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershalini
LOVE the print, and your design inspiration!
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersabrina
I LOVE the print. Its very pretty, and with such a wonderful back story!
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
These are so FABULOUS! I'm quite smitten with them all. I love, love, love the mix of the text with the images and the contrast between the black & white with the pops of red...brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing and hosting this giveaway. :)

Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTania Welch
Just wanted to let you know I "liked" you on Facebook. :)
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTania Welch
I absolutely love this blog. I have found so many great ideas on here.
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
LOVE it!! - really nice print
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarlenni
I just love it! Thanks for sharing the love on Valentine's Day and the sweet shout on twitter! I'm so glad I found your blog! Enjoy your day!

Best, Reese
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReese
Happy VDay ! Love you. Besos y abrazos para todos

Mo & Cookie
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMO
All you need is LOVE, and of course, you also need a good dose of TheDesignerPad in your life and your home!!!
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarole
the best gift of all is time spent focusing on each other.. no distractions... show the LOVE! Bri
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrianne sheppard
I LOVE my husband, I LOVE this site, and I LOVE that print!
Feb 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWinter
Thanks, this is great! The best gift for Valentine's day is actually telling people that you love them. Not just that special person in your life, but to those around who every day stand by you and make your day a better one.
Feb 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuis
LOVE these prints and your site! As a single gal, I love spending heart day with my nephews. Their love is unconditional, easy and light. They bring out the best in me:)
Feb 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLesley

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