Sunday, September 5, 2010

Giving is Living - Giveaway (Closed)

They say it is better to give than to receive and I believe it.  At my day job, I am preparing for a Gala in October that will raise funds for scholarships for our graduates.  Our students often miss out on opportunities to qualify and apply for traditional scholarships while they are receiving treatment and we're excited to be able to do something for them even after they leave our program.  Putting an event like this together takes a lot of work and we need all the support we can get.  We have been gathering donations for the silent auction and live auction and it's amazing to see how some people are so generous with their contributions.  I have the privilege of updating the list of donors on our blog and it moves me to see how much people are willing to do, especially during these rough economic times.  Some of our alumni are sending their contributions and I can't wait to see them.

The reason I'm telling you all of this is that all this giving has inspired me. Sunday is a great day for reflection and thinking about who you want to be in your life. My mom was always known for her generosity during her life and I can't think of anything better than aspiring to be like her.In my collection of crafting supplies, I've pulled out a few things that will be sent to one lucky winner.  Get a head start on making your Christmas ornaments...Have some fun doing an ornament making project with the kids...Get wild and crazy with your creativity...
The winner will receive:
1 package of 12 ornament shaped Foamies from Darice
1 Snowman counted cross stitch Christmas ornament kit from the New Berlin Co.
1 "Best Teacher" counted cross stitch ornament kit from the New Berlin Co.
1 "Courage to be Free" counted cross stitch ornament kit from NeedleMagic
1 Birds Flourish clear mini stamp from Inkadinkado

I've learned some things since my last giveaway, so here are the rules...

Mandatory entry:  Leave a comment about your most memorable gift giving or receiving experience.

Additional Entries - 1 Entry for each
**Contest ends Sunday, September 12. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, September 13.  Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry.  Only open to those in the U.S. due to shipping costs.

37 mad comments:

Sheri Carpetenter said...

I really like the Dream Catcher. I collect them. Very nice work on all your items
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Sheri Carpetenter said...

My most memborable gift I ever received was a flower that my daughter had made from clay when she was in pre-school. She is my oldest and this was a mothers day gift so it was the first gift i received that she made herself. I cried. I still have that flower to this day.
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Sheri Carpetenter said...

I like you on facebook
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Sheri Carpetenter said...

visited and followed the Heritage School blog. Nicely done. I like all the info it provides
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TheCuttingEtch said...

My fiance asked me to marry him on New Years Eve, which is also my birthday, and gave me a huge ring, so that's pretty memorable! :)

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TheCuttingEtch said...

I cant pick one favorite from your shop! I love the Name sign, the etched glass votive holders, & the dream catcher :)
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TheCuttingEtch said...

Heritage school looks like an excellent place, and something we need more of. It seems like they offer something for everyone, so the students can really find their niche.
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kiddo said...

I like the Beaded Square Trio Necklace.

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kiddo said...

I like your FB page (Suzanne Gregg).

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kiddo said...

Your school's blog is extremely nice and informative. I wish that we'd had such technology when I was in school.

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kiddo said...

I posted on FB.

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Nioki77 said...

My most memorable gift was on Mother's Day a year after my sister passed away in 2004. Her 4yr. daughter, who I raise, made me the most beautiful Mother's Day card because as she put it "I was a good mommy just like her mommy was". I still have that card and the calendar she made me too.

Nioki77 said...

I also liked your facebook page, I'm Aisha Roberts on fb

TopHat said...

My most memorable gift giving experience is my first Christmas with my husband. I got him a remote control car!

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Morgan said...

My most memorable gift giving experience was when I helped give away dozens of gifts to homeless children. Great giveaway!
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Morgan said...

My favorite item in your shop is the Beaded Square Trio Necklace.
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CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

My most memorable gift giving experience was last year when my office all pooled together to buy all the fixings to give a local disadvantaged family a great Christmas.

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I follow your blog

Bethany @ The Paper Pony said...

I was asked to give a box from one friend who wanted to remain anonymous to another, mutual friend of ours who was having a tough time financially. It turned out, the box was full of gift certificates for some awesome stores and they had the best Christmas and to this day, has no idea who gave them the package- I was lucky enough to be the messenger. What a wonderful experience!

Jon and Reans said...

My husband made me a jewelry box with diamond earrings inside!

lynnecp said...

I had a trip over Labor Day and bought my dad a big bag of yummy treats as a gift on my return - divinity, fried pies, homemade fudge, etc. He LOVES his sweets. Two days later he was diagnosed with diabetes and now can't have any of them.

Melissa said...

The best gift I received has been a trio of etsy owl items from my boyfriend. It's cute to think of him scouring etsy for the perfect owl apron! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

From your shop, love the Beaded Square Trio Necklace.

Kate @ kate elizabeth. said...

I'm a follower!
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Kate @ kate elizabeth. said...

My brother and I took picture together for Christmas one year, and we tricked my dad into bringing his beloved chocolate lab out to take pictures with "Santa" and when we gave him our pictures he teared up. Best gift giving ever.
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Kate @ kate elizabeth. said...

I've liked on Facebook!
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Kate @ kate elizabeth. said...

My favorite item in your shop is the snow bunny muffler. :)
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Kate @ kate elizabeth. said...

I think your employer's blog is nice - very easy to navigate!
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Kate @ kate elizabeth. said...

I've blogged!
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Lucky's Luna said...

My most memorable gift giving was giving a scrapbook I made for my best friend's 13th Birthday.


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Lucky's Luna said...

My favorite item is the Tatted Necklace with Leaves from your shop.
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Lucky's Luna said...

I follow this blog via GFC
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Lucky's Luna said...

I like your employer's blog because it is really organized, has lots of pictures and I like the you might like links at the bottom.

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Nikki said...

My most memorable gift getting experience is when my "Aunt-in-law" sent me a hand quilted notebook cover she made for me, it was the first time I ever got a handmade gift.

Nikki said...

My favorite item is the Tatted Rosette Necklace - Black and Silver. Beautiful!

Nikki said...

I liked on Facebook!

Nikki said...

I'm a follower!

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