speak softly (but carry a huge picket sign!)

I'm finally ready to announce the winners of my "What's your Sign?" contest! As you know, faithful Bunny with a Toolbelt fans, I had about fifty entries in the contest to choose from....and four winners emerged from the pile! Let me introduce you to them!

First off, I just want to say that I leaned most heavily towards entries that followed the general idea of playing on a traditional picket sign or general political rallying slogan. (Sometimes more common on a t-shirt or bumper sticker or button.) This is the original idea behind these pieces, so that's where my heart remains. Aside from that, filling gaps I didn't already hit and humor were big factors.  So now...the winners: I chose Nan Emmet of Spirited Earth Studios, for this slogan: "More Gingerbread, Less Fruitcake"

Next up was one of my wedding cake topper customers Wendy, who did another riff on the classic with "We're Fat, We're Jolly, Get used to it!"

Merlyn's entry was slightly different, but I couldn't believe I missed hot buttered rum on a sign! My parents made this for many a party when I was a kid, and even though it doesn't sound that appealing for my tastes, it remains a Christmas classic in my mind. 

And finally, I chose three slogans from Janet, who helped get the ball rolling on my new picketing Rabbis! 
 I'm working on a brand new mini-button design and would like to reward everyone who entered with one, so I"ll be in touch soon to get your contact info. Meanwhile, I'm finishing up the final details on the group for this weekend's big shoot. Here's the penguins enjoying the craft services table, and their other friends queuing up for their Hollywood moments. Stay tuned for the release next week.


thanks everyone!

Wow--I got almost fifty entries in the Bunny with a Toolbelt "What's Your Sign?" Contest! I haven't had a contest since last summer and it was nice to be back in the fold of communication with all you lovely people.

I am going to sit on these entries today as I finish up the characters for my movie and see which starring roles fit into the regular ensemble cast. I'll announce the winners in the middle of the week.

Thanks again folks!


a light hearted protest

The contest is afoot--have you submitted your idea for a new sign logo for a picketing Santa, elf, Mrs. Santa, Rabbi, or (I just thought of this yesterday) Angel? Anyone whose idea I use for my upcoming stop action movie featuring all these characters and more will receive the piece I make with your motto!

You can see past entries in the comments of my last blog post (click here) or on the Bunny with a Toolbelt Facebook page!

Here's a few more entries that snuck their way in through my inbox:

Janet said:  For the rabbi, how about, “I’m pro latke and I vote,” “deck the halls with matzo balls,” and “Another rabbi for latkes.”  And, of course, “Make latkes, not war.”

Dannie said: "Love that you can vote!"

Merlyn offered:
Mrs. Claus :
1.Irritable spouse syndrome
2. At the end of the season, I AM the fruitcake

1. I'm getting too old for this
2. Eat, drink & be ho, ho, ho
3. Sleighbells ring, anyone listening?
4. Invincible to Global Warming

1. Make more snuggies????
2. Recycle gift wrap
3. Rudolph needs an energy bulb.
4. Clink! Clink! Cheers to the egg nog.
5. Clink! Clink! Cheers to the hot buttered rum.

and Wendy thought this would be on her Santa's sign:
"We're Fat
We're Jolly
Get used to it!"

Contest ends at 11:11PM Pacific Time tonight! Quick--what's your sign?


Quickie Contest! Ends Sunday night, October 24!

Okay folks...I'm throwing down the gauntlet! I need some ideas for signs for picketing Santas, Mrs. Santas, Elves, and Rabbis for my new stop action movie to be filmed next week! Look at my album of last year's designs and suggest your own here on my Facebook page or on my blog--if I use your suggestion, I'll give you ...the piece I make for the movie! Such a deal!!!! All entries must come in by Sunday, October 24 at 11:11PM Pacific Standard Time. Good luck!!

(ps. sorry but Blogger won't let me add an image right now--click here to see the album of last year's Picketing Santas on Facebook!)