Calling all dog lovers!

21 Feb

 Recently Build A Sign approached me asking if I would be interested in making something off of their website. I was intrigued instantly since I’ve never heard of Build A Sign before.  What is Build A Sign you ask? They’re an on-line site that offers an array of products such as duh….signs but also banners, magnetic bumper sticks, license plates, flags and more. What sets them apart is that you can design your product in a matter of minutes with their custom-made backgrounds, pictures and text and have it to you the next day if your heart desires.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to make though. It would be pretty cool to stand on the corner with a custom-made sandwich board with my name and number on but maybe that’s not the smartest or classiest thing to do? I decided to design a magnetic bumper stickers—classic and fun, can’t go wrong there! 

So hooray, I figured out what I would make but what was I going to put on there?  At first I thought I would do something about being a frugalista. But then I played around with their online design system and wasn’t crazy about any of them. Then I saw a paw print and that is where my design came into mind. I think you all have read about my love for my dog Lincoln before, yes?

Since I give him love, attention, hugs, kisses, shelter, why not make a magnetic bumper sticker proclaiming my love for him.  I designed my magnetic bumper sticker, submitted the order and soon they were waiting for me at my doorstep.

Adorable right? I am beyond happy with how they turned out and keep telling everyone about my experience with designing them online. The kind people at Build A Sign sent me extra magnetic bumper stickers and I think you all know what that means–a giveaway!  I have 16 magnetic bumper stickers (3″ x10″) up for grabs with multiple ways to win:

*If you have a dog, tell me something interesting about them!

*Link this contest to your blogroll (leave a comment letting me know you did)

*Tweet about this contest “Win an “I love my dog” magnetic bumper sticker @tiffanynico ”  (leave a comment letting me know you did)

Thank you Build A Sign for giving me this opportunity to make my own magnetic bumper sticker!

Contest ends at 12:01AM  on Monday February 28, 2011. 16 winners will be picked at random (you do not need a blog to enter just an email address where I can reach you)  I will announce the winners on the 28th as well!

Disclaimer: I was not paid for my opinion of Build-A Sign’s product or services. Opinions in this post are of my own.

24 Responses to “Calling all dog lovers!”

  1. TheSceneFromMe February 21, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    I tweeted about your giveway!

  2. Christine February 21, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    My dog, Quincy, AKA “Q” “Mr. Q” or “Quince” is a failed Seeing Eye dog that my family raised. We adopted him back into the family when we found out he didn’t make the cut.

    He has a huge vocabulary, (well not vocab — he can’t TALK, but knows a lot of words) and gets me my news paper every morning. He is a typical “Goofy Golden”

  3. Carly February 21, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    So cute! I do/don’t have a dog. Ha, I guess that’s my interesting fact.

    I adopted a dog when I graduated college. Then I moved home for the Summer before coming to Charleston. Now, Bruce, lives at home with my Mom and Dad and other family dog, Yogi. They’re a happy group!

  4. According to Gus February 21, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Build a Sign is popping up all over the Blogosphere. Love your design!

    Here’s something interesting about our dog, Gus. He doesn’t bark…it’s totally awesome. 🙂

  5. spabettie February 21, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Basil, my dachshund (as you know!) was a rescue from Oregon Dachshund Rescue… he is a little sweetie and I don’t know a lot about his past (he is 8)… he has a broken tail.


  6. thefitacademic February 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    awww, how cute! Love the magnetic sign!

  7. This Italian Family February 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Oh my goodness, those are great! Oreo is probably the laziest dog around. He literally sleeps all day long. But! If we want to take him out to play. All we have to say is “outside” and he LEAPS from his chair and runs toward the door. He loves to play almost as much as he loves to sleep. 🙂

  8. OliePants February 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    My Wally is a dobie mix and is the cutest ever. He has one white paw and we call him MJ on the side! His quirky habit is that he likes to gather up all his toys at one time in his mouth. So at any given time, you’ll see him with three toys hanging out of his mouth.

  9. Laury @thefitnessdish February 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Such a cute sign!!!! Linky is so lucky 🙂

    I would enter, but Munchkin would get weirded out if I had a sign saying “I love my dog” :/

  10. Natalie @ Will Jog For Food February 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    My dog, Bella, loves to tap dance. When you say “treat” she taps her front paws on the floor SO fast! She doesn’t stop until you give her what she wants.

  11. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    I just read your comment on Janetha’s about southern accents and men…I lived in Wilmington NC and N Mrytle Beach SC for 2 years each…and completely concur! ugh!!!!

    I am not from there (grew up in MN & IL) and live i San Diego and prefer other accents.

    Just saw your post about traveling into SC and Big Lots…so curious about where you live! I wonder if you live anywhere i used to?

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

      Good, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one!!

      I’m in Charlotte so the other side of the state!

  12. Natalie February 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    My dog loves to like the hardwood floor. Seriously, he could lick the entire kitchen and den every night.

  13. emily (a nutritionist eats) February 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    How fun!
    Since I don’t have a dog, I would give it to my dog-lover friends!

  14. jsutera654 February 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Those are so cute! I also just made a bunch of bumper stickers from Build-A-Sign that I’m going to give away…but now that I see yours are magnetic, I wish I thought of that!! Smart!

  15. Lily's Health Pad February 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    I don’t want to enter the giveaway (no dog…but I’d steal Lincoln if I could!), but I just wanted to comment how cute those are. Build a sign contacted me too, and I’ve been wondering what on earth I would order. Perhaps an I Love My Cat bumper sticker?

  16. spabettie February 21, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    I tweeted !! 🙂 xxo to you + Lincoln!!

  17. One Healthy Apple February 22, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    So cute! I just adopted my doggie Chino from a shelter. So far I have learned that he is passive around people and his breed (shar pei) show their affection in subtle ways. He’s like my cat.

  18. Nicole, RD February 22, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    My dog’s name is Lily and she is the best! Of course I’m partial, but she is so smart. I talk to her like she’s a person because I really and truly believe that she understands much of what I say. What I love most about her is her snoring. When the girl is tired, she will shake the house with her snores. I guess it’s a bulldog thing 🙂

  19. Natalie @ While I Breathe February 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    too cute!!! Minnie is a rescue from a great dane organization and she is a total goof – a little cross eyed and she’s missing a bone in her foot so one of her toes sticks straight up in the air lol… she also barks in her sleep pretty much every night hehe… 120 lbs of cuteness!!!

  20. Monique February 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Coolest giveaway ever…
    Can i get one that says “Tiffany loves my dog”?

  21. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss February 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    myyy doggy Chloe is a 13 week old black lab puppy. she’s a sasspot, and she follows the “I do what I want” rule of life. 😉

    we’re working on it.

  22. Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl February 23, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    My dog, Jenny, is like a two year old with her toys. She gingerly carries them around and brings them to bed with her to sleep at night 🙂


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