Blog Giveaway – Baby Announcements by Jerilyn

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways


Another surprise!!! (For the first surprise, scroll down to see the other giveaway.)

My friend Jeri, who designed my blog header and giveaway button, is giving away 25 – 4×6 announcements plus envelopes. Her designs are all full customizable, meaning you can add or remove pictures, change colors, and add personalized wording. You can view all her designs on her photography and graphic design website,

And since the holidays are coming up, over the next few weeks Jeri will be adding to her collection of holiday designs so you can send out a Christmas card to everyone you know!


I’m partial to cute boy things, which this definitely is. I wish I had known Jeri when Joel was born! These are adorable and would be great as a gift for a pregnant friend or for your own sweet baby.

Here are two more baby girl samples:



Isn’t Jeri amazing? She is a multi-talented woman!

To enter this contest:

  1. Go window shopping at Jerilyn Photo and choose your favorite design.
  2. Leave a comment on this post between now and Friday at midnight. In your comment, tell us which design is your favorite.
  3. You can earn 10 extra entries by blogging about this contest. Include one link to Vanilla Joy and one to and email me to let me know you did it. Send the email to contest[at]vanillajoy[dot]com and include your blog URL.
  4. The winner will be announced Monday morning in a new post. Good luck, and thanks Jeri!

Also happening Monday is the much anticipated giveaway for the MiniBox by The Original Scrapbox. We will again be offering opportunities to earn extra entries, so get ready for more giveaway goodness!


1 StampinCathy September 10, 2008 at 5:05 am

WOW Jerilyn is amazing. I would love to be the lucky stamper to when this sweet giveaway. I have a niece and nephew both having babies and this would be perfect. Thanks for a chance and thanks for letting me play along.

2 Sallie September 10, 2008 at 6:25 am

This would work wonderfully for my daughter’s adoption finalization coming up soon!

3 Adele September 10, 2008 at 6:29 am

I have been looking for cute ideas for my baby announcements for my first coming in December! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of her designs!! My favorites are Miles, Haden and Sterling (I’m having a boy!!) What gorgeous announcements!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

4 Helen September 10, 2008 at 6:43 am

Simply beautiful!!! I don’t have anything to announce and would love to win these. :)

5 Rebecca September 10, 2008 at 6:44 am

Ah man, those are great.

6 Marne September 10, 2008 at 7:10 am

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

7 Raven September 10, 2008 at 7:17 am

I have a baby boy due in 2 weeks and would love to be able to send out these great announcements! I like the Joseph and Beckam ones especially.


8 Jennifer September 10, 2008 at 7:19 am

I have two girlfriends that are preggers!! I will definately have to pass this site along even if I don’t win. Jeri’s work is beautifull. Where is she located??

9 Lesley September 10, 2008 at 7:28 am

What beautiful designs! I would pick Jason for a boy, and Camille for a girl – we are expecting in 10 weeks and have chosen to not find out if we’re having a boy or a girl. Thanks for the givewaway!

10 Kristen September 10, 2008 at 7:28 am

We just found out we are having #2 so this would be perfect! They are all so creative and adorable.

11 Natalie September 10, 2008 at 8:33 am

I could definitely use the baby girl announcements. #2 is due in 2 weeks, so really any day now!! I like the Ginger design.

12 Kim from Michigan September 10, 2008 at 8:53 am

Those are wonderful. I will be checking her website for the wedding/holiday announcements to make their arrival.

13 Vicki A September 10, 2008 at 9:01 am

Ok, it is almost impossible to just pick one favorite; but I am drawn to the little girl announcements and I love “Emily”. I would love to get these announcements for my next baby. :)

14 Kasey September 10, 2008 at 9:09 am

I love the Carson boy announcement! So cute.

15 Julie September 10, 2008 at 9:16 am

Just had a baby boy a month ago! I love Sterling’s announcement.

16 Amy September 10, 2008 at 10:01 am

so many cute choices- I really like Jaden.

Do you know when she’ll add the Holiday cards?

17 Amanda September 10, 2008 at 10:34 am

I dont have anything to announce either, but all of these photos are simply beautiful. I watched the family slideshow and it made me tear up! I LOVE the holiday card sample! I really like emily and landon’s announcement also.

18 Jessica September 10, 2008 at 11:03 am

i love the “sterling” boy announcement, and since i am due with boy #3 (which everyone says will get shorted, but i bet i can keep up with the # of photos and things i do for this little guy) this announcement would be a great welcome for him.

19 Angie F September 10, 2008 at 11:42 am

what a fun giveaway!!! i love the “james” & “jenna” designs (same thing, just boy & girl)….the “heather” is a close second! i also have links to vanilla joy & jerilyn on my site!

20 Dawna September 10, 2008 at 1:39 pm

I love the holiday card sample. Very talented!

21 Keri Garcia September 10, 2008 at 3:11 pm

I love the Pink Dots and Merry Little Dots for a holiday announcement. They’re beautiful!

22 Rachel September 10, 2008 at 4:20 pm

I have to pick the baby announcement….Camille…

because my sister, who just had a baby, is named Camille Rose and was born on April 16…uncannily similar to the Camille announcement (Camille Rose on April 27….weird!)

all of them are cute

23 Stephanie Shumway September 10, 2008 at 5:39 pm

I love the hannah and the zoe- I think the Hannah is my favorite though. so cute! I love polka dots. but then again, doesn’t everyone these days? :o)

24 Bethany September 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I love all of her designs… I hope she does twins! I’ll be needing her in November.

25 Jenny K. September 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm

I really like Ramona – simple, not distracting from the photo, and the little use of pink and black is really feminine.

26 Lori September 11, 2008 at 5:55 am

I love the “Riley” design. My secret is that my 3rd is 5months old and I have yet to send any announcements….did I mention he is my 3rd? Thanks!

27 Aleah September 11, 2008 at 8:47 am

I love Maddie! Adorable! Plus, I could use them! My lil’ sis is pregnant and due in couple of months with her very first! Yeah!

28 Missy September 11, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I love the retro snowflake design in her Holiday collection. I love all of her work though, so there you go.

29 kariandkijsa September 11, 2008 at 1:33 pm

love these- the merry little dots holiday one is too cute!
kari & kijsa

30 Susan Murphy September 11, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I no longer need birth announcements since my girls are 4 and 1, but these are so cute they almost make me want to have a third! :) The holiday cards are equally as beautiful. I especially love the “Earthy Dots.” Thanks for the chance to win!

31 Jen September 11, 2008 at 5:49 pm

What a great giveaway. She has beautiful announcements and I would love to have one for my new bundle that is on the way. They are all great, but my favorite at the moment is ‘Emily.’

32 Angela W September 11, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Beautiful! I love them all but esp. the boy ones!

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