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I am so delighted to offer this giveaway today! After receiving a request for hand painted apple note cards design, AND a recent visit to my local apple orchard I just had to host a giveaway.

Today we are giving away to ONE lucky winner …

50 white hand-folded note cards with my hand painted apples splashed with red glitter. The “J” will be changed to the winner’s monogram, 50 hand lined watercolor apple envelopes with a return address printed under a yummy fall apple.

During the late summer and fall months my family and I would ride out to Sunny Slope Orchard here in Ohio to sample apple butter, apple sauce, and after our trip we would eat ice cream in a nearby gazebo overlooking the orchard. They have lovely apple topiaries lining the shops lot, shown above.

To enter this giveaway:

1. Comment on this post, what you LOVE about fall! Be sure to add your email address in the comment, this will not be published. It’s just for us to contact you when you win!

2. Subscribe to “A Wedding Sketchbook.”

3. Blog, Facebook, and Tweet about this giveaway and leave another comment letting us know!

4. Follow My Personal Artist on Facebook and Twitter and let us know by commenting here.

This giveaway ends on September 15, 2011 at 2:00PM EST. USA and Canada only.

Good luck! AND Happy Autumn to you.


  1. THANK YOU all! Kim S is the winner of the personalized apple note cards! Yay Kim!!! Look for an email from me Kim. ;)

  2. Ive been following you on twitter and Facebook for a long time, but I retweeted and facebooked about this contest. :)

  3. My favorite thing about Fall is going to the Pumpkin Farms, picking out pumpkins, going through the corn mazes, drinking apple cider and eating cinnamon sugar donuts. :) I used to work at a Pumpkin Farm in high school and it takes me back every time I return to a pumpkin farm.

  4. I love all the vibrant colors of fall. The bright reds, yellows, and oranges make fall such a gorgeous time of the year!

  5. I really love your website, Michelle.About fall….I love the colors, the smell of burning leaves, and……football!

  6. You are very talented, beautiful work!!

  7. Follow Personal Artist on FB and Twitter!

  8. How can you not love fall?! I love the cooler weather, the outfits, the colors…I guess the only thing I don’t love is when the snow comes to early! ;)

  9. I follow on Facebook, I love watching the creation of all the amazing wedding invites…might have to just redo our vows to have some made :)

  10. I love fall because in South Florida it means that temperatures drop below 90, the breezes pick up and the beaches are quiet and peaceful because school in in and also because the snowbirds have not come to town yet!

  11. and, of course I already follow My Personal Artist on Facebook and Twitter :) I’d be crazy not too xoxo

  12. OMG – this is an amazing giveaway Michelle. I love the watercolor apples. And, I LOVE fall. It’s my favorite season {although always too short}. I love heading the the orchards on the weekend and getting apples and acorn or butternut squash and then coming home to make a fall dinner/dessert. Plus, we love taking our girl to the haymaze near us. It’s just a wonderful time of year.

  13. Marsha Decker says:

    I love fall weather…. and the feeling it gives you.. It’s all about the calm and peacefulness… being able to sit outside and enjoy the smells and sounds… and I LOVE these cards.. but not for me… my daughter is a teacher for the first time this year and I’ve been watching your blog from afar (it’s saved to my favorites) .. for all the wonderful painting you do! .. you are wonderfully talented.. love it!

  14. Laurie, Thank you so much for your kind words. If you win, I can certainly paint green and yellow apples. Or if you fancy pumpkins, I turn apples to pumpkins for you. ;) Thanks for the lovely comment. xo

  15. …you are so talented! …and creative! …what an adorable idea. I love your work and amazed that you do all that hand painting! When I used to paint I was happy when I finished one nevermind the thought of a series! I think this idea would be great with green apples and yellow apples mixed in! …are you working on pumpkins for October and November? Thanks for sharing your work! :)

  16. Kim Colbert says:

    I love fall weather and most of all the beautiful colors that it bring! Those cards are awesome
    Wish I had your art talent ;)

  17. Bree powers says:

    I simply adore these!!! Fall is coming and this makes my mouth water for hot apple cider!!!!

  18. I love fall colors! The rich, deep hues remind me of my time at school in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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