Saturday, July 30, 2011

Celebration Time (Giveaway Fun)

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.  
~Henry Ward Beecher

Greetings everyone!

I want to thank each and every one of you for your amazingly supportive and beautiful comments from my last post.  It's been a most difficult time for me, but I'm getting back on track.  And I know it's because of the loving support from all my wonderful friends
There's another reason for celebration - AND it's the cause of my delayed post here.  I wanted to wait and have everything ready.  For this couldn't be just any old post.  It's my 200th post!!!  But wait - there's more!  August marks the second anniversary of both my etsy shop and blog.   I think this calls for something happy, right?
I've met THE most wonderful people through blogging - and I'm honored to call them friends.  The blogging world really is a most magical place, wouldn't you agree?  I am always amazed by the generosity and kindness and abundance of talent.  And I'm thrilled to be a part of it all.
Although I haven't had that much time to create as of late, I'm truly humbled that my little etsy shop has been a success.  I am always grateful to make a sale, and it warms my heart to think that my work resides happily in someone's home or neck/ears/wrist!  :)
So to honor all of YOU for helping me get where I am today, I'm holding a giveaway!  What might I be giving away.  Well, it's everything you see here in this post.  There will be four lucky winners...

One winner will receive the fine art giclee print called "Close Your Eyes - Capture the Whimsical."  This is actually a project from one of my 21 Secrets class.  It was created in my art journal, but we made it into an  8 x 10 inch print.  It's very rich and bold in person - lots of deep orange and yellow.

One winner will receive the lovely Every Girl is a Princess necklace.  This is a one-of-a-kind necklace featuring a bevy of beautiful beads and a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch print of my princess art affixed to wood.  The back of the print is painted, and I will sign the back of it.  The necklace will hang down 12 1/4 inches from the nape of your neck.  Please note that the pendant is NOT waterproof.

One winner will receive my Serenity waterfall photograph print.  It has been printed on lovely metallic paper and measures 8 x 10 inches.  The photo was taken at our local park, and it always makes me smile when I see this lovely waterfall.  There is something so wonderfully soothing about waterfalls.

One winner will receive the little crow photograph print.  It has also been printed on lovely metallic paper and measures 5 x 7 inches.  The photo was taken at the same park that houses the waterfall.  None of the leaves were the trees yet, and I was surprised to see these two crows just hanging out together - when one of them decided to swiftly descend to the earth.

So, there you have it.  Oh wait - I forgot!!!!  Each winner will also receive some surprise goodies in their package.  I'm so excited - I feel like doing the Snoopy happy dance!

What do you have to do?  Well, there are several ways you can enter...You can do one or more.  The choice is yours!!! :)

1.  Leave me a super happy comment

2.  Follow my blog

3.  Follow me on Facebook

4.  Chat about the giveaway (with a link) on your Facebook page

5.  Send out a tweet (with a link) about the giveaway

6.  Share this giveaway on your own blog (with a link)

Please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry that you choose to participate in, as I want to be sure to count everything correctly.  The deadline for entries will be Saturday, August 13th.  I will ship internationally.  Of course, please make sure I have a way to contact you should you win!

Good luck to all of you!!!!

Til next time,
Theresa

111 comments:

Maggi said...

Wow, happy blogiversary and shop anniversary too! I'm so lucky to have found you through the blogs, I consider you a friend and look forward to many more blogging years to come! :)

Maggi said...

I Tweeted it! :)

Maggi said...

I follow your blog of course! :)

Maggi said...

And I follow you on Facebook! :)

Glass of Many Colors said...

Hi Theresa!
Your smile always brings on the snoopy happy dance! Congrats on two years all around too :-D. We've shared this on Google+. Loving the Ravens!
Art

Glass of Many Colors said...

We do follow you on FB of course. Loving the Ravens!

Art

Glass of Many Colors said...

Back again ...LOL! Have to complete these entries ya know! Posted this give-a-way celebration on FB. Hoping many many people join in!

Art

Glass of Many Colors said...

It has been TWEETED! We hope your give-a-way brings people the biggest happiest smile of all! Thank you for being a friend.

Art

Glass of Many Colors said...

This is the SUPER-HAPPY-COMMENT

Have a wonderful time giving things away and celebrating your 2years! You made the online world a happier place to be involved in. Thank you for being you!

Art

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your wonderful milestones! How exciting!!! And thank you for these beautiful giveaways!

Jingle said...

I follow your blog!

Jingle said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Kimberly R. said...

Happy 200th Post!! I love your blog and your artwork is gorgeous!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

I am following - Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

I am following on Facebook - Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Winter Solstice Dreams said...

Theresa; you have been so inspirational, helpful, and wonderful to me along my own journey in this internet land of ours. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am glad to see you are on the mend and a very happy multi-anniversary to you my friend. Best wishes for much success. Love ya :)
--Kim

JudysDesigns said...

When you do a giveaway, you go all out. This is amazing and a few people are going to be very fortunate. I'm a huge fan and fortunate enough to have some of your jewelry.

JudysDesigns said...

Tweeted!

Moncha Eilis said...

Hi, thank you so much for becoming a follower of my blog !! I love your blog too. I want to wish you good luck with the give away. I can't join unfortunately, because I don't tweet and I'm not on facebook. Much luck to the other people who join in the fun though.
Have a magical weekend.

Wendy S. said...

Wow, what amazing giveaways, Theresa!!! Congrats. on all levels for your blogging. This is my first entry, leaving a comment :)

Wendy S. said...

I'm definitely a follower of your wonderful blog.

Wendy S. said...

I follow you on FB :)

Kaerie Faerie said...

Hey
You are sooooo sweet
everything will get better with the wonderful Fall and Winter Season approaching
Congrads on all your success and your fabulous blog
I tweety'd and Facebook'd your site
Hope you are having a lovely
weekend
Your fairy friend
Karey

Magic Love Crow said...

Hello my friend ;o) Ok, I am suppose to make a super happy comment! Ok ;o) I am super happy! Truly I am ;o) Please enter me into your great giveaway ;o) I love all the prizes, but if I win, could I have the crows? If I don't win, could I buy that print? Didn't know it was available. Hugs ;o) Oh, have a super happy day ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

I follow this super happy blog ;o) LOL! Oh, that was the last post! LOL! But, I do follow this fantastic blog ;o) I am sorry, I don't do facebook and I don't tweet.

Incipient Wings said...

Theresa,
I'm so happy you are feeling better and back to blogging,
congraulations on your success with Etsy, and your 200th post!
your prizes are beautiful.
have a great weekend.

Julie said...

Oh Theresa! Can i just say i am moved to tears right now from your last post for many, many reasons. One, I have been very upset about their closure as well, "my" Borders has been my home away from home, my therapist's office, if you will. I spent so much time there with my son browsing, reading and laughing on the floor. Secondly, your post was so sincere, so heartfelt it made me really feel your true heartache and, for that, I am so, so sorry. Leaving a beloved job can be a little like getting over a death (I've only done it once and it was after 11 years and it was painful in more ways than I ever imagined it could be). Lastly, I hate what this means for book lovers everywhere. I love technology as it has done so much for me but I am sad as it feels an era has passed that we may never get back again and change is scary. :( ...sorry for the rambling. Please know that my warmest hugs and brightest thoughts are with you. xxx

NatashaMay said...

Great giveaway, theresa! You're being very generous. :) Hope I get to win something. :))

NatashaMay said...

Of course I'm your blog follower. :)

NatashaMay said...

And I'm stalking you on FB, too. :)) Have a great Sunday!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Congratulations on these wonderful milestones, Theresa! I wish you much continued success with your store. Your giveaways are beautiful and I can tell there is a little of your heart in each one--the winners will be lucky for sure!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I already follow your blog. :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I follow on Facebook. :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Shared it on facebook. :)

https://www.facebook.com/Craftymoose

Beth said...

Teresa,
I love all of your work !! We should all celebrate your creations !! A super Congratulations on such a wonderful site and jewelry and such !! May the fairies and mystical creatures always surround you with their magical ways and give you inspiration always to create new and beautiful things !! Celebrate my dear and continue creating!! ;)

Diane said...

Congratulations Theresa! I just reached my 200th post last week--it's amazing how much we can write about isn't it??
Well this is my first comment--Your so generous!

Diane said...

....ane I'm a follower
:)

Diane said...

....and I follow your on Fb too!
(I'll be posting it on FB--I'll let you know)

Birgit said...

Hi Theresa,

Oh, first of all, CONGRATS on this milestone! :)

I am glad that we have become friends. Your posts are always so interesting and often inspiring.

Thanks for the chance to win one of those goodies.

Hugs,
Birgit

Birgit said...

Sure thing I follow you, but I don't do Facebook or Twitter...

I will be sure to post about your giveaway on my blog though -- gotta spread the word!

Róisín said...

Yippee! 200th post and 2nd anniversaries all round - funny, 2 is actually my lucky number! No joke. Anyway, I've liked you Facebook, not for the extra entry place but just because I actually like you :) So glad to read you in happier form,
Roisin x

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Theresa--WOW! What an amazing giveaway!! I just posted it to Facebook and Twitter!!
XO
Cindy

Heather said...

So glad to hear your shop is doing so well! Its always such a treat to get that etsy email saying 'you've made a sale!' wishing you lots of good things and new opportunities in your future!~

Pabkins said...

Happiness abounds - you really are going all out giving away a bunch of stuff aren't you! Sweetness. (I'm super happy as well my sister is visiting and we are just slaving away in her little crafting sweatshop here in my office.) Tootles! email address in my blogger profile!

Pabkins said...

Of course I follow you - how else would I know about the giveaway greatness??! *professional crafting stalker yes yes.

Pabkins said...

I just became even more of a stalker by liking you on facebook =P
Tabitha J

Pabkins said...

Oh and oy my golly I just tweeted this =P
http://twitter.com/#!/Pabkins/status/97835499351326720

Holly said...

Here's a happy comment for you- this is my first time seeing your work and it is beautiful! The crow photo is so perfect and well-timed.

Roban Studio said...

Hi Theresa...what a wonderful giveaway! Happy blogaversary. It's been great getting to know you through blogland ~ :-) I hope things are looking and feeling brighter for you. Hugs xo ~ Rhonda

im zoe said...

What an amazing acheivement with your blog,shop and 200th post!!! you deserve every ounce of it :)

Zoe x

Anonymous said...

Hi Theresa,

I love your new creation of the butterfly girl. She is really beautiful and resonating with me and my butterfly friends!
To capture a feeling and set it free through creation is wondrous!

Positive Pixie Possibilities:D
Hope you have a great week!
Liza

Anonymous said...

OH I almost forgot HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Liza

Sherry Smyth said...

You are so very generous Theresa and I wish you many congratulations on your blogging and etsy anniversary -- a wonderful accomplishment!

Sherry Smyth said...

I tweeted about your giveaway! xo

Sherry Smyth said...

and I shared it on facebook xo

Kathy said...

I am now following you, gladly.

Kathy said...

An here is the happy post, your blog is wonderful, the design is so HAPPY... The little red heads peeking around here and there, wonderful. I am not going to settle in for some reading of what I have been missing... Found you via Sherry Smyth, on FB.
So nice to meet you.

Birgit said...

Hi Theresa,

Thanks for your lovely email. Today I put a link to your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog. :)

Hugs,
Birgit

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Theresa...CONGRATS on everything...I am super happy for you! Hope your spirits are feeling brighter too!
Wow..such a wonderfully beautiful giveaway..everything is mega-gorgeous..art..crows...all of it..is..gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your magic with everyone! I'd always love to win anything of yours...you are awesome!
Hugs and sparkles
Victoria

Storybook Woods said...

200 posts, congrats sweetie. I look forward to 200 more. Hugs and love Clarice

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Theresa!!
Sending a big "hello" to you and hope you're having a good day! Thanks so much for your comments, my friend.
XO
Cindy

Diane said...

Hi Theresa--I'm back again--I just wanted to let you know that I posted your giveaway on my FB page!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Theresa! Congratulations on your 200th post! Thank you for this opportunity. I am btw a new follower and I'm enjoying back reading your blog. Please count me in!

Kay said...

following happily..here and one Facebook. BTW love your blog graphics!

Kay said...

well..happiness..I will comment again..I am following you on Facebook.

Kay said...

and I am sharing it with my face friends!

Sares said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary Theresa! What a beautiful bunch of gifts you are offering up, made all the more special because YOU created them!

I am so sorry to read your bookstore is closing. What a double loss to lose a job you love and a place that's so special all in one fell swoop. It looks like you had some terrific parties and the friendships you found can never be taken from you!

Tricia said...

Wow... serious competition!!! I would love to have ANY of your beautiful give aways!!!! Sadly I am not on face book nor do I tweet. I will mention you on my blog in the next day or so. Huge congratulations on your 200th post! That is such a big deal! Yeah for you!
Thank you for such a lovely blog!
Tricia

MissBohemia said...

Congratulations on your blog and Etsy anniversity. I'm glad that you are better and creating your wonderful blog posts! An amazing giveaway :-)

Jen

MissBohemia said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

MissBohemia said...

I follow you on facebook!

MissBohemia said...

I've sent out a tweet with the giveaway info & link!

Walk in the Woods said...

Blogging friends … yep! I've met some of the finest folk through blogs ~ like you!

Walk in the Woods said...

I'm already following you here and on FB … but I did tweet this giveaway and will continue to do so until the drawing!

Audri said...

Lovely! I love the whole theme of your blog!! More power!

x

Audri said...

Followed your blog!

x

Susan said...

WOWZA!! Dual milestones--CONGRATS!!! I am VERY happy to hear your etsy shop is doing well. I am trying to build up inventory to open mine.

I LOVE that painting!! The necklace is lovely, but sadly will never fit right on me. But My daughter might like it.

both Photographic prints are lovely. I too LOVE waterfalls!

I hope you are smiling.
thanks for the opportunity!
Hugs,
Susan

Susan said...

Theresa, you know I am a follower :)
Hugs again,
Susan

Marie S said...

You are beautiful, inside and out.

Marie S said...

I follow your blog

Marie S said...

I follow you on facebook

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Whoo hoo congratulations on your 200th post! Oh my...I would be thrilled to win any one of these amazing creations Theresa! Please count me in!

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

I follow your blog, of course!!

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

AND if follow you on facebook...

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

AND shared on my facebook page!!!

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

AND tweeted, too!!

Amalia K said...

WOW! It's crowded in here...Okay, I'll get in line...heheh

Love all the goodies, Theresa! Maybe the luck lady will come by my way this time... :)

Amalia K said...

I follow your blog already! :)

Amalia K said...

Follow you on FB too!

Amalia K said...

Shared the link on FB!

Amalia K said...

Tweeted!...(PHEW!)

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hey Theresa, long time no see. I do hope you are well. Congrats to you. I'm already a follower.
Thanks for a great giveaway.
Kyles :D

Blissful Pumpkin said...

I commented
I follow already
I follow on facebook
I tweeted.
I hope this helps spread the word. Good luck everyone :D

Createology said...

My super happy comment is having you Theresa as part of this amazing blog community and sharing so generously with us. Congratulations on your 2 yr blogiversary and etsy shoppe.

Createology said...

Of course I follow you and your many talents. Sunshine Summer Smiles...

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Congratulations lady!

ps. I will be posting more pictures of my trip per your panel requests, so check back in a few days!

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

I am a follower!

Jorgelina said...

Congratulations!
Great giveaway.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Cameron said...

Looks like I made it hhere in time to celebrate with you! Woohoo! 200 is an amazing thing to accomplish, Dear One!
Congrats!

So glad to have met you here, too :D

va said...

very talented and positive work . thanks for having this giveaway .
congrats !
tumblemumbo at gmail.com

va said...

gfc follower

va said...

http://va-internationalgiveawaysblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-my-world-celebration-time.html

blogged using the blogger share button after your post . thanks and congrats on your 2 yrs .

Lyudmila said...

My happy comment that I found your blog and I`m here!
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Lyudmila said...

Follow your blog via gfc =Lyudmila
lusizova at gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

Follow you on fb =Lyudmila Sizova
lusizova at gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Ludmilochka/status/101538122822725632
lusizova at gmail.com

angelself said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Theresa! A visit to your blog is always a happy time for me =) Thank you, Kathryn

DogsMom said...

Happy 200th post.
I would be thrilled to win any of your artwork.



wis mom works (at) gmail (dot) com

DogsMom said...

I do like you on facebook

Linda said...

I'm so Glad you are enjoying life to the full, and your shop is such a sucess. Linda:)x

Mother's Moon said...

love the new appearance of your site... although it has been a bit since I have visited so I am not sure how new it is... but I love the green. (a color we have not seen much of this summer). hope all is well with you. I understand the busy part.. same here... your items are gorgeous as always...

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