Sponsor Love + Giveaway – ChicGeek Designs

Guess what??  The giveaway queen (thanks for the name Emily!) is back with another Sponsor Giveaway today!! 🙂  Today’s giveaway is brought to you by the lovely Lori from ChicGeek Designs.  When I first met Lori I was so excited to hear that she loved two of my favorite things, photography and traveling!  Right then and there, I knew we’d be great friends! 🙂  Lori’s shop is filled with beautiful cards and prints from photos she has taken or watercolors that she has painted all by herself!

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1) Tell us a little about yourself.
I am an IT Geek during the day with a passion for travel and photography. My blog and my shop are my outlets from the everyday world. I enjoy Interior Design and am going back to school at night to try and obtain a diploma in Residential Planning so maybe someday I can run my own business.

2) What inspired you to start your shop?
I wanted to share my trips and travels with people. Before I started traveling, I would always look at pictures dreaming of when I could go and hang pictures of Italy on my wall inspired – knowing one day I would go. And then one day I did. So I wanted to share that experience with others.
3) It looks like you’ve traveled to a lot of places, where is your favorite travel spot and why?
That’s really hard to say because each place is unique to themselves. I love Los Cabos for the relaxation that it provided and listening to the ocean each night as I fell asleep. Italy was my dream trip and I love the history, architecture, countryside, etc that it provided that I will never see over here in the US. Germany was a whirlwind but one I wouldn’t pass up as the castles were breathtaking and the people were so nice. The contrast between modern and ancient was incredible. I could go on and on about each trip because they are so special to me. I think that’s why I love traveling so much. They each provide something different and unique.
4) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Oh this is easy – Moose Tracks – peanut butter ice cream, with fudge swirls and mini reese cups! 😉


Lori is giving away $20 shop credit to anything in her shop!  This could cover anything from a print to 4-6 different cards!


1. (Mandatory entry) Visit ChicGeek Designs and leave a comment on this blog post with the name of your favorite item from her shop!
2. (For an additional entry) Heart (add to favorites) ChicGeek Designs on etsy and let me know you did so. If you already do heart her, you can still enter.
3. (For an additional entry) Blog, twitter, or facebook about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link.  If you Twitter, please make sure to use @ChicGeekDesigns and @sandyalamode in your tweet.  And to make things extra easy, feel free to use this tweet:

    #GIVEAWAY Win a $20 gift certificate to @ChicGeekDesigns card and print etsy shop on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/baeW85

This giveaway is only OPEN INTERNATIONALLY and ends on Tuesday, October 19 at 5:00PM CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on this blog. Thank you SO much Lori and good luck everyone!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed!  Thanks!


  1. October 13, 2010 / 6:57 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Italy so of course my fave is the venice canal pic!! Lovely photos Lori 🙂

  2. October 13, 2010 / 6:57 am

    Just add her shop to my faves on etsy!

  3. October 13, 2010 / 7:30 am

    im loving all the abstract watercolor cards – so beautiful!!

    thanks for an amazing giveaway, ladies!!

    p.s. yes for moosetrack! but only because of the mini reeses!! yum!!

  4. October 13, 2010 / 7:57 am

    I love the abstract watercolor greeting cards. I can’t decide which one is my favorite, I love them all!

  5. October 13, 2010 / 7:58 am

    I added chicgeek to my favorites on etsy.

  6. October 13, 2010 / 8:28 am

    Lori sounds like my kind of girl!! If I coud spend my life traveling and photographing my surroundings, I’d be in heaven 🙂

    And I’m loving those orchid greeting cards! And I also just tweeted about this giveaway 🙂

  7. October 13, 2010 / 12:30 pm

    Venice canal image is amazing:) Wow I love this:)

    Ps: I am also hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today 🙂 Hope you will join in :)!!!

  8. October 13, 2010 / 1:09 pm

    Usually I would say those Italy shots but those Orchids are stunning!

  9. October 13, 2010 / 4:30 pm

    Very lovely! I took a look at Lori’s shop, I love her work 🙂 I am going to pass on the giveaway though just because I recently won another giveaway from an Etsy photographer on another blog.

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  10. October 13, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    What a lovely giveaway! I love her shop. I think I’d go with the NYC view to start 🙂

  11. October 13, 2010 / 8:24 pm

    Oh my her work is gorgeous!! This is such an inspriing interview!! Thanks so much for sharing sweet sweet sandy! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

  12. October 13, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    8×10 New York City View

  13. October 14, 2010 / 10:46 am

    Those orchid cards are dreamy.

  14. October 14, 2010 / 3:34 pm

    oh I think I”ll have to go for the picture of the Trevi fountain. I really loved Rome, and I always loved the movie 3 Coins in the Fountain

  15. Heidi
    October 14, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    What a great shop! My favorite item is the Rome wasn’t built in a day… Proverb Quotable Greeting Card. I really like that quote!

  16. Liza
    October 15, 2010 / 11:35 am

    I like the “Edison Failed 10,000 Before” greeting card. It’s a good reminder to persevere.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


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  17. casey
    October 15, 2010 / 4:26 pm

    i love the new york taxis print!! 🙂


  18. casey
    October 15, 2010 / 4:27 pm

    added the etsy shop to my favs my etsy name is missCaseyLee


  19. October 16, 2010 / 10:36 am

    I love the Gondola shop print from Venice! An assortment of the Italy pics would be so cute to hang!

  20. October 16, 2010 / 10:36 am

    What a great giveaway Sandy!! 🙂 I absolutely LOVE orchids, but the photo of the Venice Canal is just GORGEOUS. Love it!

  21. October 16, 2010 / 10:37 am

    And I tweeted! 🙂

  22. October 17, 2010 / 1:58 am

    i love the 8×10 ncy view. i love the city but live in a strange town in southern florida. no where near the lovely city so it be a perfect momentary getaway.

  23. October 17, 2010 / 2:01 am

    hearted on etsy