Friday, December 10, 2010

Hello Darling

We are so excited to introduce you to Christine, the talented designer behind Deluxe Modern Design and Dear Miss Modern.



Welcome to the Savvy blog! We love the new site~ will you tell us a little about Deluxe Modern?


Thank you! It’s taken me 2 years to find the time to do it, but it’s finally up, and I’m so flippin’ happy!


Well, Deluxemodern, in a nutshell, is just me. I’m the designer, the bookkeeper, the marketing person and customer service. The last 5 years have been kind of a whirlwind, really. I started Deluxemodern, had a baby, got married (in that order), opened a restaurant, all the while getting busier and busier with design work. I had a gorgeous office space that I shared with some amazing and talented people, but found it much easier to work from home in my pajamas. Saves so much time in the “getting ready” department. I never in a million years thought I would be this busy, and I’m so grateful.


How long have you been designing?


I know it sounds incredibly cliche, but really, as long as I can remember. I fell in love with typography as soon as I could read, and was obsessed with my father’s graphic design and advertising magazines at 12 years old. He didn’t have a mac... he did everything by hand. (He was a designer obviously). Every job I’ve ever had, I’ve managed to add on-staff designer to my title.


Are you professionally trained or self taught?


Totally self-taught. I failed computer class in high school....


Where do you find your inspiration for your designs?


My clients. Part of my design process is a questionnaire that I have each new client fill out. The more I get to know someone - what they like, what they don’t like, rooms they live in etc. the more inspired I become to create something for them. The internet is fabulous, but of course I never meet most of my clients - so I have to be intuitive through the computer. About a year ago, I had a client who kept telling me what she wanted, but we kept getting it all wrong. I finally had her send me photos of her home, work space, family, pets -and instantly I knew what we were doing did not fit with her at all. Even she could see that what she was asking for did not suit her. We moved ahead a whole new plan , and she loves her identity, so I try to do that with most of my clients now.


If you weren't a designer, what would you be?


I have no choice but to do something creative, or I think I would explode. I love to see change and make things happen. Before I did this, I was an event planner-but on the side and I would have lots of fun jobs decorating wineries, homes, and businesses. I loved it. I’ve also designed the interiors of several restaurants, including the restaurant I own with my husband Patrick..you can see it here: www.restaurantp30.com


I bet you have the best Christmas cards of all your friends...have you finished your cards yet?


No way. Last year they got out JUST in time, with a photo of my kids taken on my iphone. This year I’ll be lucky to send an Christmas email! But, I’ll do a quick mock-up of what my holiday card WOULD look like, if I had one.




What's on your Christmas list?


I have a thing for cocktail rings, design books and fancy bedding. Fun stuff...nothing too serious. I have to pick the serious stuff for myself....my family says I’m hard to buy for...I beg to differ.


I've read about your cool looking office chair...we'd love to see it!


It’s an Ikea chair I bought a couple of years ago...it’s white (a must) and modern, but seriously not good to sit in for too long, which I do, and am right now. It’s cutting of my circulation, but it looks good.


Dear Miss Modern {your design shop} has fabulous pre-made logos...the designs are wonderful!


How does it work once a design is purchased?


It’s quick and snappy insta-branding! You fall in love with a logo, purchase it in the shop- Then it’s modified with your company name and colors. A proof is sent to you same day. Once you give the thumbs up, you’ll have your new logo in the blink of an eye.


Your designs are classic and elegant with a touch of modern...we love your talent and thank you for sharing with us!


Thank you so much. I’m thrilled that I can help people expand their businesses, and actually increase clients and sales because of their branding. It will never get old for me. Early next year I will introduce wedding invitation suites and marketing template sets, along with birth announcements, more logos and business cards templates in the shop. I’m quite excited, and hope to share lots more with The Savvy Photographer in the future!


P.S. .... I’m a facebook junkie. Please follow Deluxemodern for all the latest & greatest! www.facebook.com/deluxemodern


Dear Miss Modern will give away a pre-made logo from the shop to one lucky winner and they are offering Savvy readers 10% off during the contest with the code MISSMISS.


The contest and the discount will end Sunday, December 12th at 5:00pm EST. The winner will be announced Monday morning.


How to enter...


Like Deluxe Modern and The Savvy Photographer on Facebook...then come back here and leave a comment for each like.


Tweet about the great giveaway going on at the Savvy...then leave a comment.


Spread the word on your favorite site or forum...then leave another comment...many ways to win a fabulous pre-made logo!


Have fun spreading the word about Savvy and Deluxe Modern!



189 comments:

  1. I like The Savvy Photographer on FB!

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  2. I already like The Savvy Photographer!

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  3. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/chantelklassen

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  4. I like The Savvy Photographer, and have for a while :):)

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  5. I liked DeluxeModern!

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  6. Loved Deluxe Modern on FB!:) Great Stuff!~XO

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  7. Have Been a loyal Savvy Follower for awhile now on FB! It's how I learned about this great giveaway!~XO

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  8. Tweeted and RTx2 on Twitter!~XO

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  9. I like the Savvy Photographer on Facebook!

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  10. I like Deluxe Modern on Facebook!

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  11. I just liked Deluxe Modern on FB!!

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  12. i like deluxe modern on fb!

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  13. i like the savvy photographer on fb!

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  14. Blogged giveaway over at my place! Thank you for all things Lovely Savvy!~XO

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  15. I "liked" you on facebook! Great giveaway...

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  16. Like and LOVE Savvy Photographer on FB!

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  17. Retweeted the blog! http://twitter.com/abbylef

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  18. Liked "deluxe modern design" on FB!

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  19. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/profile.php?id=100001905258864

    Shared giveaway on my FB Photography page!

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  20. Shared giveaway on my FB http://www.facebook.com/abbylef

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  21. ok I liked Deluxe Modern on Facebook!!!!

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  22. I have always liked The Savvy Photographer on facebook!!!!!

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  23. I am a fan of Deluxe Modern on FB. Thanks!

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  24. Already a fan of Savvy Photographer on FB!

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  25. I just became a fan of Deluxe Modern on FB!! What amazing stuff!!

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  26. I have been a huge fan of Savvy Photographer for such a long time!! I am always checking all your new posts!! You guys give me such amazing references for my photography business!! Thank you so much!

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  27. Am friends with Savvy Photographer on FB. Love all the inspiration!

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  28. I left a post on my photo blog www.beckyjorgensenphotography.blogspot.com !!! I am happy to spread the world about Deluxe Modern!!

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  29. Just found Deluxe Modern and friended on FB. Great designs!

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  30. Already a fan of The Savvy Photographer on FB!

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  31. Just liked Deluxe Modern on FB too.

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  32. I like the Savvy Photographer

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  33. I so facebooked abotu this since I totally need a logo makeover!

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  34. i am now a fan of DMM!!

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  35. i was already a fan of the savvy photographer!

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  36. I would absolutely love a logo! From what I've seen, she does an amazing job! I "like* both on Facebook! :)

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  37. I also spread the word through my Facebook fan page! Marcie Lynn Photography! :)

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  38. Already like Savvy photographer on facebook. Would love a new logo!

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  39. I Tweeted about this giveaway!

    @marcielynnphoto

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  40. As a client of Miss Modern I LOVE HER TO BITS!

    She is amazingly talented and has pulled all of my identity and marketing together like nobody's business, this girl gets down y'all!

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  41. shared on my fb: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/dafreeds

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  42. I 'like'd Deluxe Modern (kewl) and already 'like' Savvy Photographer. Awesome contest - thanks!

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  43. I liked (Love) DM style! I'm already an adoring savvy fan!Great contest!

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  44. Already liking Savvy cause you are awesome!

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  45. Liked Deluxe Modern! She creates some great work!

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  46. Liked on FB Savvy Photographer and already liked on FB Deluxe Modern
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/ezquisiteimagery

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  47. I also liked DeluxeModern on FB!!

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  48. Hi! Thanks for the great giveaway - I liked Savvy on FB!!

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  49. I need a logo :) Liked on FB and already a fan of Savy:)

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  50. I like Savvy Photographer on Facebook!

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  51. I like'd Deluxe Modern on Facebook!

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  52. I like Savvy Photographer on fb!

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  53. Ummm...like..like..like! I mean I love love love her work!

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  54. Just added The savvy photog to FB!! I really likee!!

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  55. Ummm…like..like..like! I mean I love love love her work!

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  56. I could SO use a new logo. And mine isn't even that old, it's just not "me"
    Liked your fb pages!!

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  57. I like Savvy Photographer!!

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  58. I like The Savvy Photographer on FB

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  59. like Deluxe Modern on FB!

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  60. I "liked" Deluxe Modern on fb :)

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  61. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/paveiphotos

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  62. I like the savvy photographer on fb!

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  63. I liked Deluxe Modern on fb

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  64. I am already a fan of Savvy Photographer.
    Thank you for this great give

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  65. Fan of Savy...always an inspiration! :)

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  66. Love her designs...so fun and fresh. Liked her Facebook page!

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  67. I also Like Deluxe Modern on Facebook!! New fan here! :)

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  68. Wish there was a LOVE button for this!! :) I "Like" Savvy on Facebook.

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  69. I'm a Deluxe Modern fan!

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  70. I'm a Savvy fan!

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  71. very inspiring! love her work! I said hello on FB.....:-)

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  72. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Thompson-Moore-Photography/89515385448

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  73. I don't just like Christine from DeluxeModern, I LOVE her!! Seriously the best. Totally a fan on fb :)

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  74. I've already been a Savvy fan for a while.

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  75. Liked DeluxModern, love her style she really does live up to her name.

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  76. Also shared the link on my facebook page, i'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  77. Just "like"d DeluxModern on FB and added to my pages's favorites as well. I will be back!

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  78. I am already your fan on facebook... and thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. Been a fan of Savvy on FB! Like like like! Thanks!

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  80. I just "liked" Deluxe Modern on facebook.

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  81. I'm a Facebook fan of The Savvy Photographer!

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  82. I'm a Facebook fan of Dear Miss Modern!

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  83. Already a Savvy Fan. Just liked Deluxe Modern Design now too! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=1661653715

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  84. Tweeted about the giveaway!

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  85. Liked both The Savvy Photographer and Modern Miss on FB!

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  86. Posted a link to the giveaway on my FB page!

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  87. Already a fan of Deluxe Modern Designs!!!!! Beautiful logos!!!

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  88. Oh, wow I need a logo soooooooo bad!!! I am already a fan of The Savvy Photographer!!!!

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  89. Tweeted @JJanes9500
    I would be so excited if I won this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  90. Posted on my FB profile page here http://www.facebook.com/jessica.janes#!/jessica.janes

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  91. Posted on my blog!!!!! http://capturedbyheartphotography.blogspot.com/

    I am going to keep everything I have crossed because I NEED this so bad and these logos are beautiful!!!!!!!

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  92. Posted on my FB fan page!!!!!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Captured-by-Heart-Photography/104574349593513

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  93. Liked The Savvy Photographer too!

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  94. Liked Deluxe modern on FB

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  95. And I have tweeted this lovely fun giveaway this morning!

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  96. And I've liked The Savvy Photographer on Facebook.

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  97. I've liked Dear Miss Modern on Facebook...

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  98. I'm going to start up a photo website or a personal blog, and I'd very much love to have a logo design. Liked you both on FB. I appreciate this giveaway!

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  99. I like Deluxe Modern on Facebook!

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  100. I liked the Savvy Photographer on facebook

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  101. I like The Savvy Photographer on Facebook!

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  102. I like the Savvy Photographer on FB

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  103. Liked Deluxe Modern on FB

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  104. Sent a tweet (@gm319)

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  105. Love the logos so much! Liked deluxemodern design on fb and have always been a fan of savvy! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  106. I like The Savvy Photographer on FB too! :)

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  107. Love Deluxe Modern (& "liked" on FB)

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  108. Already like Savvy!

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  109. Tweeted right here: http://twitter.com/#!/kristiwhitman/status/13649294024253440

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  110. Dawniele CastellanosDecember 11, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    I like Saavy Photographer

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  111. Dawniele CastellanosDecember 11, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    I like Deluxe Moern

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  112. Dawniele CastellanosDecember 11, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Tweeted

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  113. Dawniele CastellanosDecember 11, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Left a message on my FB page regarding contest.

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  114. I like The Savvy Photog on FB

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  115. Whoops typo'ed my own name!

    Liked on FB!

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  116. I like Delux Modern on FB!

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  117. I have always been a fan of Savvy ! ! ! :-)

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  118. RT at Nicole_Taylor ! Good luck to all !

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  119. Just wondering when FB will bring about the "LOVE" button. Went ahead and just "liked" the Deluxe Modern page anyway! Great designs ! ! ! !

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  120. I tweeted the contest today @shelya

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  121. I'm already a fan of Savvy Photographer on facebook

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  122. I'm a fan of Deluxe Modern on facebook (And am now IN LOVE with her work!)

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  123. Already liked the savvy photographer on FB!

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  124. I like the Savvy Photographer on facebook!!

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  125. I now like Deluxemodern on Facebook!

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  126. What a great find today! I love Christine's work, thank you for introducing her...so glad to "Like" her facebook page.

    I also can't wait to try their restaurant in one of my jaunts up north.

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  127. liked miss modern on facebook too.

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  128. I love Miss Modern designs and have liked her on Facebook.

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  129. I have liked The Savvy Photographer on Facebook.

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  130. Just 'liked' Savvy Photographer on Facebook!

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  131. like Savvy on FB and have for some time! ;)

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  132. i tweeted about the giveaway too :) @littlebites

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  133. i am a fan of the savvy photographer on fb

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  134. i am a fan of deluxe modern girl on fb

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  135. I love these logos designed by Christine! I would love to win a free logo!

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  136. Like, I just liked her!!! I really do like her stuff.

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  137. How have I missed Savvy Photographer prior to today is beyond me !

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  138. I liked Miss Modern awhile ago great site !

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  139. I like Deluxe Modern on Facebook about a week ago when I was researching logo art work. I love her work and would love to win one of her logos for my new photography business!

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  140. I liked the Savvy Photographer. I also subscribed to the blog I am excited to follow!

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  141. Liked on Facebook, already savvy fan! Thanks for your giveaway!

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  142. Liked miss modern on facebook as well!

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  143. Hey Christine and Savvy, It's me she's talking about, the photographer who sent you photos so you could further understand me. I'm so happy to learn that you still have clients do that from time to time. I LOVE my logo and my business keeps growing. Don't know if I would qualify for a new logo but I sure could use a new one for yet another website template I'm working on over at Bludomain. Reese! I need help as usual. :) Love ya, Janet

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  144. (my comment was at 4:32 est... i think your clock is off..

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  145. I liked dear miss modern on FB. Love the work!

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  146. I already liked SP on FB! Thanks for great inspiration and giveaways!

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