Here we go…my first blog giveaway. Why? you ask…well, simply put because I think it will just be super fun (and of course I’m looking forward to receiving some comments!). Here are the details:
The Giveaway Prizes
My goal, at least initially, with these giveaways will be to support and promote artists that I may or may not know because I love their design and also what they stand for. There are just so many amazing, creative and inspiring people out there that I see and want to share them with you.
For this, my first giveaway, I’ve chosen an amazing woman, mother and artist, Tania from indobay inc. Not only is she incredibly talented and a beautiful person in so many ways, she is also an inspiration. She really lives what she says and tries to “create, love and inspire” every day. She does this through her handmade, handprinted creations and also through raising her adorable son Ty. To find out more about Tania you can read her blog by clicking here. To enter her Etsy shop where you can view all her simple, modern and lovely creations click here.
Tania created the first item I chose for this giveaway specifically for the A Beautiful Idea Charity Project. This project was created by an artist named Evie Shaffer who blogs about beautiful things, crafts, and inspirations. Her goal is to motivate artists to use their gifts to change the world. For this project an artist creates a product, sells it online then donates the money she receives to a charity.This is exactly what Tania has done with the first item I chose to giveaway – the wooden “hope” egg.
Tania’s intention behind creating this little wooden “hope” egg was “to bring a bit of hope to those in need and a small glimmer of better times to come”.
Simply and beautifully put.
The little wooden egg comes nestled in a nest of shredded aspen wood inside a wood chip box and was definitely created with love & hope! Perfect for someone who appreciates sentiments that are slightly quirky but full of charm and thought. Someone who has an appreciation for individuality, symbols of new beginnings, life and simple beauty.
(please tell me now why I’m giving this away and not just keeping this for myself)
The second item for this giveaway round is Tania’s interpretation of a “Modern Carrier Pigeon”.
This little bird wants to spread happy messages. He arrives with a little clay square etched with a heart and a small wooden tag. The tag has been left blank for you to adorn. In the picture above it says “I Love You”. He comes safely nestled in a little nest inside a small cardboard box.
I promise to post the names of the winners so you can be sure I’m not keeping both of these precious items for myself…though I do admit to being very, very tempted.
Now the “rules” and I do say “rules” lightly as I will do my best to follow them. I’m going to pick the winners by random. Anyone is welcome to enter. If this is your first time commenting on my blog, I will have to accept you before your comment will post. I will try to be timely on this. I have it set up this way to prevent “spam” comments from being posted. After your first comment is accepted, you will be able to comment from then on without my approval. I have been trying to get the comments to be numbered on my blog, but so far I’ve had no success. I do not want to delay these giveaways any longer due to this. I will create a file with numbers added to the comments there and then use a randomizer to choose the winning numbers. Click here to view the site I will choose to select the random numbers (if you’re curious).
Now, what to comment on….it’s not hard I promise.
I’d love to hear what inspires you. Anything that inspires you in any way (i.e. to create, to love, to work, to give, to be healthier, etc.)
Sharing all these positive thoughts inspirations could make beautiful things happen for all of us.
Entries accepted through Monday, July 12th at 6 pm Pacific Time. Winners announced Tuesday, July 13th. Enter as many times as you’d like.