Giveaway Winner : Quick DIY Thank You Card

Okay my blog is starting to look like it’s owned by a 12 year old lol. Excuse the popsicle and excessive pastel colors. Promise I will tone it down. I wanted to announce the giveaway winner in a more thoughtful way, that’s why I made this card. And I just wanna say that even though it is technically addressed to someone else, the message on the card is meant for everyone who joined the giveaway so if you’re reading this muchos gracias for joining :)

And congratulations to Juvy for winning my blog’s first year anniversary giveaway! Hope you like the perfumes!

For those interested at how I made the card ― the steps (inspired by one of Martha Stewart’s DIY invitation cards, thanks Martha!) are very easy. Cut out a piece of (purple) paper 6.5 x 5 inches in size then fold into half. Glue a white swirly shaped paper on top of it, and cut out the entire card again into a Popsicle Ice Cream shape. After that, attach the stick inside the card and conceal it with another slightly smaller white paper as show on the pics below, and it’s done!

to disqus or not to disqus?

Guys I need your opinion on whether I should switch to DISQUS. Majority of bloggers I follow are using it (THE PEER PRESSURE IS KILLING ME) and I like its notification system. I do have a couple of concerns tho. Sometimes when I visit blogs that are using Disqus, the comment box gets stuck at loading. I hit on refresh multiple times and nothing, I usually just come back the next day to post a comment.

Not sure if it’s my laggy internet. Does this problem ever happen to you? Is it difficult to transfer old comments to Disqus and is it possible to do it vise versa (in case I wanna change it back)? Thanks in advance for the help :)


  • Audrey C. says:

    Aw, how cute!

    Re Disqus: I definitely recommend it! I use it on my own blog and not only does it virtually eliminate spam, but I like being able to track my comments across other blogs, not just my own. The only thing I wish they would implement is to allow for linkbacks, like Commentluv.

  • Kylie R. says:

    Congrats to the giveaway winner! I would NOT recommend Disqus. It always gets stuck loading and to be honest, I don't even bother commenting anymore on blogs when this happens. It's more trouble than it's worth, you know? I think your comment system now is perfect as is :)

  • Congratulations to the winner Shayne!~ and to your blog also :)))
    that card is super duper cute!!!!!!!!! wahhhh!!!! e ta try ko tlga yan..I love it so much. I can imagine having lots of them in pastels haha

    love lots,

  • Diana says:

    Personally, I really like disquss, if you happen to have problems – like someone deciding to just insult you or saying what it shouldn't – you can see it's IP address. (which is good if you want to press charges if things get ugly)
    Also, personally since i have a disquss account, it's easier to see the blogger's answer's to my comments because I always get them on my e-mail as well.
    the problem sometimes is that overcrowded sites (like vivianna's blog or Nouvelle Daily) get so many people there at the same time that the disquss crashes.

    Personally, I really like it. (which reminds me that I have tone of comments to answer :P I'll be doing it now ASAP)

    And that card is so cute!You are giving me ideas, yes you are :P
    Take care**

  • Paola Ysabel says:

    I used Disqus a little while back because I liked their notification system thingy and it seemed so neat and organized. Sadly, my layout suddenly didn't like having Disqus on my blog so it went bonkers for awhile. I gave up trying to fix it so I went back to Blogger comments haha.

  • jenn f says:

    its not that hard to transfer over. its a pretty easy process. in general, even if it takes a little longer to load, i much prefer it to anything else. as a reader and esp as a blogger.
    A Beautiful Zen

  • congrats to the winner….hmmm disques is kinda really slow, othere are using commentluv? and it seems convenient

  • Natasja says:

    Oehh, what a beautiful card!! I do like blogger and its notification system. Big plusses, so I understand why you'd might consider switching. I'm sticking to the blogger system for now. When it doesn't load I refresh and it works fine.. :)

  • Anna Luisa says:

    That's a very cute thank you note! ^^
    I just transferred to Disqus a month ago and it was definitely not hard to transfer the old comments to Disqus. I've never had problems with Disqus loading so I'm not really sure about the loading concerns. I've been loving the notification system and I can follow through discussions better with Disqus. :)

  • Sivi says:

    woooow amazing,a idea so nice !!!!


  • Lhen Ordoña says:

    Hi Shayne! I don't mind of your blog looks like it's owned by a 12 years old. I find it super supeeeer cute! I love your DIY idea (again!). You never fails to think out of the box. I've been using Disqus on my blog and as of now, I don't see any problems on it. I used commentluv and default blogger commenting system but I always find myself going back to Disqus :)

  • F. Dia says:

    Oh this is so cute! I should try to do it one day :)
    About disqus I don't have any opinion about it, I use it once (but it was a long time ago and I don't have a good memory about it). Anyway, maybe you should try it to make your own opinion :)

    xx, http://own–

  • Victoria says:

    Wow. Nanalo nanaman si Juvy. Taray! Hahaha. Congrats, bb <3
    As for the Disqus issue, yup, happens to me too. May times talaga na matagal siya magload. Parang joke. Haha. Pero minsan lang naman. Go switch na! I like the notification thingy din kasi :p

  • Hi Shayne! I love that little thank you card. It's so cute! As far as Disqus goes, I tried it awhile back. I personally loved the notification system and everything. Unfortunately, some of my friends told me that the comment box was just stuck at a loading, so I switched back :(

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    ah yes your right about the spams, im starting to get really annoyed at the ammount of random spam bot comments i get in my email and i dont think theres a way to filter it through blogger. thanks audrey! really appreciate your input :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    so im not the only one experience it good haha. well not good cause i really like how it keeps me on track of my comments on other blogs i follow, plus you can actually tag people through the comments. i have a feeling it has something to do with our location. i noticed that most bloggers who experience this problem are from asia.

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    ay tag me sis when you do i wanna see it :) i actually thought that would be super cute! kaso lang i only had one popsicle sticks and few pastel colored papers. really wanna see you make these. ty ty!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    wow you could do that! thats a very nice feature :) can you also block an IP address? :D and thank you im glad you like the card, i know youre more on beauty topics but i would really love to see you make a DIY post! :D

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks for your input sis, did you have problems in converting back to your old comment system? nagstay yung old comments? :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    oh good to know :) if only it didnt crash so often on me or on most bloggers who lives in my country i would get it in a snap.

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks sis! i feel like its extra slow for our country's internet talaga. hmm im not sure if i like commentluv tho, i always fill up the same set of info when i visit other blogs

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    i might just stick to it as well since i noticed from the comments that a lot of the lagging problem is from bloggers with in my country. damn out slow internet connection :(

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    aw thanks anna! :) these are the main features i really from from disqus as well. may i ask what country are you from? just testing a theory here that most disqus lags are from my country.

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks sis hihi. your so encouraging naman :) not sure if i like commentluv but im glad to hear a positive review on disqus coming from a fellow filipina :D

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hehe thank you for your input dia :) and when you make one pls tag me would love to see it!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    haha lagi ba sya nananalo? lucky girl! how often does it lag for you.. lets say in a week ilan beses? :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    i really wish they would fix that :( cause other than the loading problem their comment system has some nice features tsk tsk. thanks melissa! :)

  • CJ says:

    Girl , it's the laggy internet. You know how it is here in the Philippines. That's my only gripe about using disqus OH! and the fact that it doesn't appear on my mobile site is shitty—The old comment system appears and it doesn't get transferred to my disqus so sometimes I can't reply to comments because I don't see them! :(

    Latest Post on : From Manila with Love…

  • Anna Luisa says:

    Philippines! Hehe ^^

  • Eddielli says:

    Yes disqus much better!! Aww.. I didn't win the giveaway! Anyway, its alright! :)

  • Congratulations to the winner! :) Thanks for sharing your cute diy card. Love the color also. hehe. For Disqus naman, you should go for it. The notification is really helpful. hehe. I also want to change my comment box into it. :)


  • Galaxia says:

    I like the way your blog looks! :) This diy thank you card is really cute, perfect for summer. Congrats to the winner! I've used Disqus a few times and it's pretty great. The setup isn't too difficult…I say, try it and see how you like it! And Shayne, thanks for all your support you show for my blog. I'm sorry I haven't been able to comment lately, but you are definitely on my list of people I want to keep in touch with in 2014! xo

  • Congrats to the winner! :) Cute DIY, praise Martha! Hehe.

    I had the same pressure about switching to Disqus but I don't like it personally. On some blogs, I noticed the slow loading time and sometimes it doesn't load at all. If you're just after the comment-reply notification then I suggest looking for a plug-in that can do that. That's what I have on my blog but since I'm using WordPress, I can't recommend it to you and I'm not sure if they have a version for Blogger… But yeah, please don't use Disqus. Hehe

  • It's super cute and adorable! I'll take note on how ro do it, because I think your DIY are always so lovely and have come in handy more than once!
    Regarding disqus it happens to me as well, I have to refresh it or come back later… Maybe you could try and then if it doesn't work you return to the old system? I don't have it on my blog so i don't really know hoe well it works…
    Kisses and take care!

  • Deborah says:

    Ok, that card has got to be the cutest thing I've seen all day!!
    Regarding Disqus – I'm kind of neutral. I don't mind it on other sites, but I know if I switch over, all my old comments on my old posts will be gone so that's something you might want to think about fi you're going to make the change. Anyways, great post! Gonna be making these thank you cards this week :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  • Congratulations on your blog anniversary! So happy you've come this far. BTW, I personally don't like to use Disqus because most of the time it loads sooooo slow and it's not compatible with some browsers like when I read blogs and comment during downtimes at work, it doesn't really work well with IE browsers. I've been on a battle between Disqus and Intense Debate before, Intense Debate won my heart over. LOL. But it's always your choice in the end of course! :)

  • Rica Lanojan says:

    I was trying to look for my comment coz I'm pretty sure I already left a comment on this post, but I guess it didn't push through :) anyways, again, congrats to the winner! :) I must say that your DIY thank you card is so darn cutee! I'm sure Juvy would be so happy receiving the items plus this personalized thank you card. Hmm.. You just gave me an idea, I'll make one after giving birth :) I have to buy popsicle sticks first. Anyways, for the disquss thing. I just recently joined disquss and put it on my blog, but I'm having a problem right now because it's not visible again. I hope they will fix it as soon as possible. :)

  • Bethany says:

    That is a ridiculously cute card!

    With Disqus, all my old comments transferred over with no issue. I have very occasionally had trouble with it loading, but it's like once in a blue moon. I'm on the peer pressure band wagon. :P

  • V, halata bang mahilig sumali sa giveaways?! Haha! :D Thanks Shayne, I love the letter, plus DIY pa! <3 The perfumes are really sexy! :)

  • I love the popsicle Idea that is so clever! I have a love/hate relationship with Disqus it works when it wants to for me so I went back to the old way for awhile just because it kept crashing.

  • Nina says:

    Oh my goodness that card is the cutest thing ever, I need to make those for my friends for just a whatever card because they are so cute. But yeah I was thinking about switching myself but I haven't really had any problems with blogger comments so I decided to just stay with it because sometimes disqus is so slow for me as well.


  • Janet H says:

    Hi Shayne, I really love your DIY thank you card, it is so thoughtful of you :) Congrats to the winners ^^

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    oh! haha i thought you were from another country :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    im really glad you like it juvy, and thanks too! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    it doesnt nga! another downside for us. i cant view it on my ipad dammit. sayang talaga :( i guess im leaning more into not getting it cause it seems to have more disadvantages for us

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hi eddielli aw thank you so much for joining tho! and dont worry there will be more giveaway next time, i hope you could join those again :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    plus you can @name tag people pa :) its really nice but idk parang it has a log of complications towards bloggers from the Philippines :S

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    no problem at all :) its the same with me, i guess i just have more time to read my fave blogs lately. thank youss! i appreciate it a lot <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    haha i hear you sis. i think im leaning on to not switching to it for now cause it has a lot of loading problemz hay. Philippine internet is too laggy for it i guess :( thanks for the advice ill check on other plug ins :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    im afraid that it will mess up my comments if i try and revert it back to blogger comment system hehe :P thanks xana its really encouraging when someone tries the DIYs i post in means alot to me <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    aw thanks deborah! :) some people had their comments transferred to disquss successfully. but i also heard others lost some of their comments during the process so i cannot really recommend you try it. but it sounds like your content with your current comment system so theres no need for this :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thank you sis <3 im also happy that weve known each other here for that long too! and thanks for the input ill check on intense debate :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    oh no tsk tsk. sorry about that and thanks for retyping everything haha. that happens to me on other blogs and i know how irritating it can be. and thanks sis! you can also use a tongue depressor — which is such a random item– but its prettier to look at compare to a Popsicle stick esp since most p.sticks sold here are thin. ps. when i get pregnant i hope ill be as sexy looking as you pa rin!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hahaha! thank you bethany :) id gladly join the bandwagon but i feel like its not going to work for me cause of my countrys laggy internet :( but we shall see ill decide soon!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks belle! :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hi louise :) may i ask did you loose your comment when you switched back to your old comment system?

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    yea i think im with you on this for now.. hopefully after a few months theyll fix it and it wont be laggy for us :) and ty ty! im glad you like, if you make one pls let me know :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thank you janet :) and im glad you like it!

  • hazel says:

    Aww shayne! That's the cutest popsicle card! As for the disqus… I like the whole commenting platform cos I can login to a dashboard and easily moderate comments. I havent experienced disqus not loading on the sites I visit, but I got some feedback from my readers that they experience that on my blog. Anyway hope you can find a way to migrate your comments to disqus if ever you decide to use it.

  • Steph says:

    Aww, that's really cute! I really admire your DIY posts sis :)

  • Paola Ysabel says:

    I did have to Google search for the solution since I'm not a techie person. Turns out I turned on Google comments or something like that. In the end, I had to switch back to a default layout. Nainis na ko. :))

  • Paola Ysabel says:

    And, to answer your other question, yes nagstay naman yung old comments after I switched back :)

  • Czarina Mae says:

    Hi Shayne! Buti ka pa nakapag host ng first year anniversary giveaway. Naging super busy ako that's why it totally escaped my mind. Hayyy #failblogger hahaha. Anyway that's the cutest card I've seen! :)

    I've thought of switching to Disqus a couple of times before too! Super plus talaga yung notification system because at least your blog readers will know you replied to their comment. Mag iimprove talaga yung interaction sa blog :) Buttt.. I somehow couldn't transfer my blogger comments to Disqus (and vice versa) so I didn't carry on with the plan. If you find a way it'll be totally a good idea to switch imo :) Haha!

    Have a nice day Shayne! <3

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thats good to hear, ako din im going to need to consult a more techie source if i decide to try it baka magwala yung blog ko if i install it myself hihi

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    hi sis! are you using google chrome or firefox? thats my concern din baka one time you guys visit and the comment box isn't loading :S

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks sis! im glad you like :)

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    czar! long time! :) so nice to hear from you! and it looks like nga youve been super busy. i hope its not too late to greet you belated happy blog anniversary! if i can figure out to avoid the loading problem i will switch na for sure. atm still researching for the pros and cons ^^ thanks for you input!

  • Rica Lanojan says:

    Ow, thanx for the tip sis! :) hahaha, you just made me laugh. :) I'm just trying hard to be sexy looking preggy, but to be honest I feel insecure and bloated all the time :) ♥

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    haha my friend went thru the same thing when she was preggy :) dont worry youre so pretty naman no matter what <3

  • Rainbow N says:

    I love the diy popsicle card! I think it's soo cute :)
    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow

  • First, I love that you took the time to put together such a personal thank you! It looks really nice and so thoughtful!!

    Second, I love disqus. The spam blocker is really good! I have had the loading problem before but it's usually the result of my wifi connection and not an actual issue with Disqus… I also really like the layout and feel, plus it is super easy. When I switched over, it converted my old comments into the new platform. But some of them were a little weird. I think that is just expected with those things…

  • Jo says:

    I personally dislike Disqus. When it first started, I could not comment on many of my blog friends' blogs. I tried all different ways to sign up and login but to no avail. All of a sudden I could comment again but I'm not sure if it is my Disqus account or my Google account. Everything is all mixed and I dislike it. I think that the blogger comment form works fine since there's also option of commenting with other ID or as anonymous depending on the comments setting. Hence, I'm not too sure why people use Disqus. I noticed that Disqus are mainly used by Beauty bloggers and many of the people I interact with are still using blogger comment form. Of course ultimately, the decision lies in you. =)

  • Jo says:

    And thanx for the tutorial on the DIY popsicle card. It is so simple to make and so cute!

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    thanks amanda! :) i decided not to use disquss for now, at least until they fix the lag issues. i found out that most bloggers & readers from my country have issues with it :(

  • Shayne ♥ says:

    i have the same problem :( i feel like its our slow internet connection but idk if by the end of the year i dont experience loading errors from disquss anymore i might get it. thanks for your input jo! <3

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