Monday, May 30, 2011

Awesome Giveaway! $50 Gift Pack from Chapel Chronicles!

My dear friend Shonelle (she's hilarious! read her blog!) recently told me about this girl named Emma. She is a friend of a friend of Shonelle, and is just crazy talented and wicked motivated. This girl has some serious cajones, guys. Also, her initials spell out etc., which I think is kind of rad.

Emma is an artist and an entrepreneur...and she is only 14 years old.  Fourteen. Years. Old. And she offered to do a giveaway for my readers, which makes her even more awesome!

She has a website, a blog, and a Facebook page. Check them out. See how smart she is. And how awesome her drawings are. They're totally relatable and adorable and just plain nice to look at.

Here are some facts about the artist, Emma T Capps:
  • The Chapel Chronicles started as her eighth grade project, for which she chose to design and market an entire line of greeting cards. She now has 24 designs in English and Spanish (she's fluent!) on her Zazzle store. She also has a weekly Chapel comic strip series online.
  • She won a Gold Medal in the 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for Comic Art. It's the most prestigious national award for teen artists and writers, and she'll be honored at Carnegie Hall on May 31.
  • She's had 25 works of art and writing published in national magazines.
  • She recently got an awesome write-up from a USA Today pop culture blogger.
  • She raised over $850 in donations for 826 Valencia from sales of her products in April.
  • Did I mention that she's only 14 years old???

The lovely Emma T. Capps is giving away a $50 Chapel Chronicles gift pack (an assortment of greeting cards, notecards, comic book, magnets and buttons). To one of you! Featuring whichever design you choose! Wowza!

Here's how to enter:
  1. Go to her website and pick out your favorite design. Come back here and tell me what it is! And since I use Disqus comments, you can even take a screenshot or save the pic or copy the link to the photo and upload the image to your comment! (one entry)
  2. Like her Facebook page and come back here and tell me you did - honor system, folks! (one entry)
  3. Tweet, blog, or mention this contest somewhere else on the internet, and come back here and tell me you did. Please leave one comment for each thing  you do - honor system! (one entry per thing)
There is no limit to number of entries...I'd really love to help spread the word about this talented young artist, so please enter as many times as you like! And tell your friends!

Contest will run for a full week (because 7 is half of 14 and she's 14? Sure, that's why). I'll choose a winner next Monday at midnight (ok, maybe Tuesday morning) - so get your entries in by 11:59pm Pacific on Monday, June 6, 2011!  Enjoy!

Update from Emma's mom: Emma just completed her 25th card which is really sweet and we printed it ourselves because we want to try and have our own store where we can control the paper - on recycled paper. I'd like to send one to you and you could add it to the contest giveaway. There is also a pin. We're calling it a spring sympathy card but it's really a card for many occasions.

So lookee that! If you win, you'll get ANOTHER card! AND a pin! Rock on, and spread the word!


  1. Thanks so much for helping spread the word, Kim! I'm not trying to enter (that wouldn't be cool. Plus I've already bought half of her Zazzle store!). But for the record, Fly Away is my fave design, or Mother's Day because it captures how well I cook. :)

  2. Thanks for connecting me with Emma! Such a talented kid! Please do share the
    giveaway with anyone you know!

  3. This girl makes me feel lazy.

  4. Kim, what an amazing writeup! Thank you! (this is Emma's mother). Scholastic chose her comic art, Jam Days, to be a part of their National Exhibition in NYC at the World Financial Center Gallery so anyone in NYC can check it out until June 19. It's pretty big because it's 8 pages and framed so you can't miss it. There's a little button you press to hear an audio greeting she made about her inspiration.

  5. "Take THAT, pinata" Adorable!

  6. I liked her Facebook page, too. This girl is awesome!

  7. Oh Really Good..!!
    Its A unique One And Good Idea Too..!!